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Clown Shoes - Billionaire (English Barleywine aged in Cognac barrels)

Discussion in 'Beer Releases' started by BottleCaps80, Nov 12, 2013.

  1. BottleCaps80

    BottleCaps80 Advocate (660) Iowa Jan 12, 2013


    Clown Shoes wants you to be a Billionaire with their new English-style Barleywine. Yes this beer is named Billionaire and it was brewed to celebrate Clown Shoes’ 14th Anniversary. This rich brew is aged in Cognac barrels it will be packaged in 22oz bottles and while it isn’t 1-Billion ABV, it is 12% ABV so watch out.

  2. Rizalini

    Rizalini Savant (355) Nevada Jan 20, 2011

    Wanna try it! Clown shoes rarely dissapoints IMHO!
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  3. So looking forward to give this a shot...
  4. DrewLikesBeer

    DrewLikesBeer Savant (335) Florida Jul 16, 2013

    I'd consider giving it a try...they are a bit hit or miss with me but who doesn't want to be a baller?
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  5. Danny1217

    Danny1217 Advocate (660) Florida Jul 15, 2011

    I love that Clown Shoes' barrel aged beers tend to be affordable, not overhyped, and produced in good quantity, so I end up able to buy one before all the hoarders can get them all. Count me in.
  6. FUNKPhD

    FUNKPhD Advocate (505) Texas Apr 13, 2010

    14th anniversary? I had no idea they had been around so long.
  7. BottleCaps80

    BottleCaps80 Advocate (660) Iowa Jan 12, 2013

    My thoughts as well!
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  8. BorisKarloff

    BorisKarloff Savant (325) Ohio Apr 29, 2013

    Something tells me this is "12%."
  9. BorisKarloff

    BorisKarloff Savant (325) Ohio Apr 29, 2013

    It's their 4th anniversary beer - looks like the blogger didn't read the label!
  10. FUNKPhD

    FUNKPhD Advocate (505) Texas Apr 13, 2010

    That's what I thought...
  11. RDMII

    RDMII Savant (340) Georgia Apr 11, 2010

    I just got wood. Seriously.
  12. This our fourth anniversary beer. The first batch we made had to be ditched, as we had a few issues with it. The next batch is in tank, will be in the Cognac barrels soon. We expect to release this in April (four month after our actual anniversary).
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  13. RangnaR

    RangnaR Savant (425) California Dec 17, 2012

    I've yet to have a beer that's been aged in cognac or brandy barrels, so looking forward to trying this...
  14. This sounds very good. I'll definitely pick some up when it comes out. Clown Shoes has always been good to me.
  15. when is the rum stout coming out?
  16. Bottling it tomorrow, should hit shelves over then next few weeks!
  17. BorisKarloff

    BorisKarloff Savant (325) Ohio Apr 29, 2013

    Awesome! I'm guessing this won't make it to Ohio, though.
  18. DrewLikesBeer

    DrewLikesBeer Savant (335) Florida Jul 16, 2013

    Sounds amazing, thanks for giving us up to date information! Oh, and happy almost anniversary:D
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  19. What went into the rum barrels? Vampire Slayer or Undead Party Crasher? ;)
  20. We plan to send 40 cs. to Ohio next week of Hammer of The Holy
  21. BorisKarloff

    BorisKarloff Savant (325) Ohio Apr 29, 2013

    That is so awesome - I was really hoping we'd see it here! Thank you!
  22. I was just thinking yesterday that it's been a while since I've seen a new Clown Shoes release. Will definitely be on the lookout for this one.
  23. They havent... The luchedor el fuego was the third anni beer
  24. Any hitting Michigan?
  25. I believe Vampire Slayer
  26. Always the best labels.
  27. Love CS stouts...please let me know if new ones will be in Philly soon.
  28. Ha.
    Yes. Michigan will get some!
  29. Yes
    yes, they will be
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  30. DIM

    DIM Champion (760) Pennsylvania Sep 28, 2006

    I wanna drink a billionaire
    so freakin bad
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  31. Will CA get any of this?
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  32. Gigity gigity!!! ISO!
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  33. Yes
  34. thewrongtone

    thewrongtone Savant (405) Texas Oct 15, 2006

    Sounds awesome. Hope to see it in south Texas.
  35. Can_has_beer

    Can_has_beer Advocate (520) Texas May 14, 2013

    Thanks for taking the time out to answer us BA's. Cheers!
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  36. While clown shoes was one of those brands that really got its hooks into me, everything since luchador en fuego has been a disappointment. Even though I keep plunking down cash for the product I've been losing faith. This one is your last chance at redemption.
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  37. Very Angry Beast was legit.
  38. nc41

    nc41 Advocate (745) North Carolina Sep 25, 2008

    I have a Brandy barrel Eclipses I've never opened, and a few Pirates in Rum barrels, I'm letting sit for 6 months. Kinda curious too, a dark Rum aged barrel sounds very interesting. I have a fig and raisin stout done in Apple Brandy barrels I haven't opened yet either.
  39. sounds yummy, wish oregon got clown shoes.
  40. RDMII

    RDMII Savant (340) Georgia Apr 11, 2010

    Bombay Berserker was damn good, so was Angry Beast and Porcine Unidragon. Their stout lineup is one of the biggest currently in our store.