Monthly Archives: August 2011

Clown Shoes – Brown Angel

 

So, as I mentioned before – Clown Shoes doesn’t print anything on their caps, but their seductive label illustrations make for great photos!

I consider myself a “Brown Ale Girl”, so I was excited to see this “Brown Angel”, a Double Brown Ale,  in the store recently.  It’s roasty, almost to the point of a porter – but also super chocolaty with that smoothness of a mellow Brown Ale.  At 7%, this brown is considered a “double” and while not a real “summer” type beer, I really enjoyed it; it may even be one of my new favorites.

This 22oz is certainly enough to share with a friend, but once you taste it, you may want to keep it all for yourself.  Cheers!


Widmer Pale – Glass o’ Grapefruit!

 

If you like grapefruit, you’ll love Widmer Brothers Brewing’s Drifter Pale Ale!  With a fruity aroma and a crazy citrus flavor – this brew will make you pucker!  Personally, I love a great Pale Ale but can’t deal with the grapefruit flavors some of the different hops produce; it’s just too tart for me.

Widmer makes some good beers, so if this one doesn’t make your taste buds happy, be sure to check out one of their other flavors!

Cheers!!


Clown Shoes – Good Beer, Even Better Names…

 

Yes, I admit it, I picked up this beer mainly because of the name and the picture.  I chuckled to myself in the store when I spotted it, and couldn’t resist its charm!  The only down fall, is the cap is just gold – no imprint.  I’ll forgive them that though, as the label is so photo worthy!

If you haven’t tried a beer by Clown Shoes, you should.  This brewery seemed to come out of nowhere with their clever names and tasty brew – and I’m glad they did.

The “Tramp Stamp” is a Belgian Style IPA, using Belgian yeasts and still packing lots of hop flavor.  It was a bit citrusy tasting, brewed with a little bit of orange peel – but over all it was pretty mellow and tasty.  The Belgian style yeast gives the brew a super bubbly mouth feel – one that I enjoy.

I’m into Clown Shoes lately, so be on the lookout for more pictures of their labels!