Over the last seven years, the folks at Clown Shoes Beer have gained a firm foothold in the craft beer community thanks to their tasty and inventive beers, easily recognizable comic book-style artwork, and – most importantly – a sense of humor. By adding unique twists to traditional styles, they have created several fan-favorite offerings like “Mangö Kölsch (a light, crisp Kölsch brewed with mango), Chocolate Sombrero (a ‘Mexican style chocolate stout’ brewed with vanilla, cinnamon, and ancho chiles) and Undead Party Crasher (a 10% imperial oatmeal milk stout brewed with smoked malts).” The brewery’s portfolio now boasts “10 year-round beer styles, and has an extensive array of barrel-aged and limited-release offerings as well.” Because of the level of success and acclaim that they have earned, their brews are currently available in 25 states. With their 7th Anniversary approaching in December, Clown Shoes will kick off the celebration by adding South Florida to their ever-growing distribution area.
“We’ve had our eye on Florida for quite some time now” says Director of Operations Matt Smith. “A few years ago, we had exclusive distribution through the Total Wine retail chain, but now we’ve opened up distribution with Crafty Connoisseurs Distributing in the southern part of the state because we wanted more access to draft lines and other retail outlets. Crafty is a great fit for us because of their dedication to craft beer and focus on the high-quality brands they distribute.”
“We could not be more excited to partner up with such an outstanding brewery like Clown Shoes,” said Jonathan Myer Sales Manager of Crafty Connoisseurs Distributing. “Their attention to producing only high quality beers mirrors our company’s philosophy of doing business. We pride ourselves on only carrying TRUE craft brands that we would drink ourselves and feel we have the obligation to bring South Florida that alone…”
You can expect Clown Shoes offerings to start turning up on shelves and taps at select craft beer establishments within the service area of Crafty Connoisseurs Distributing in South Florida (Palm Beach, Broward, Miami-Dade, & Monroe Counties). The official launch is scheduled to begin in mid-November, and Crafty Connoisseurs will soon release details on a full list of “tap takeovers, pint nights and in-store tastings to kick off the launch of this amazing brewery.” Keep an eye out for that information and I will of course update you here with those details once I have them. Prost!