PRESS RELEASE / November 10, 2021 (Boston, MA) – As supply chain issues continue into the holiday season, folks may be struggling to find a unique gift that’s still available on shelves. For the beer lover in your life (or even yourself), look no further than Clown Shoes’ 12 Beers of Christmas mix pack.
For the second year in a row, Boston-based Clown Shoes Beer is releasing its mix pack of 12 different beers in a range of styles and ABVs – but this year, 7 beers have been added to the mix for the first time. With a selection of past favorites and cans coming out of the Clown Shoes vault, 12 Beers of Christmas is sure to impress craft beer novices and aficionados alike.
Some beers that are new to 12 Beers of Christmas are:
- Lil’ Crispy – A nice, crisp, refreshing break beer. An easy-drinking and approachable offering at just 4.8% ABV, this Ale is still packed with flavor from plenty of Pils, Vienna Malts, and additions of Simcoe, Huell Melon, and Centennial hops.
- Galacticake – Sometimes a big mistake can prove to be a success! An accidental dry-hopped batch of Space Cake with Galactica hops (or was it Galactica with Space Cake hops?) became a big, juicy, but balanced Double IPA at 9% ABV.
- The Barista – A delicious breakfast Brown Ale brewed with cold-brew coffee from friends at Barrington Roasting, this 8.5% ABV brew is crafted with Maris Otter malt, flaked oatmeal, and milk sugars.
Clown Shoes was founded in 2009 by Gregg Berman, who first brewed a small batch of “Hoppy Feet” Black IPA. Since then, Clown Shoes has become known for putting their unique spin on traditional styles of beer with eye-catching labels – and for its growing program of special releases and barrel-aged beers. They are one of the first craft beer companies to experiment with terpenes, aromatic oils that are found in natural botanical sources including cannabis and hops, resulting in the successful launch of the beer Rainbows Are Real. Clown Shoes joined Mass. Bay Brewing Company, Inc. in 2017, from which time it has continued to grow, innovate, and offer unique beers with a sense of style and personality.