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Clown Shoes Very Angry Beast sighings in Boston?

Discussion in 'New England' started by mcBrewsAlot, Jul 23, 2013.

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  1. mcBrewsAlot

    mcBrewsAlot Initiate (178) Dec 3, 2008 Massachusetts

    Anyone seen these popping up in the Boston area?
  2. pjl44

    pjl44 Initiate (0) Oct 3, 2008 Massachusetts

    Redstone tweeted that they have some in.
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  3. bramsdell

    bramsdell Aspirant (278) May 27, 2011 North Carolina

    Another Clown Shoes beer, another name I can't keep track of.
  4. Sesmu

    Sesmu Aspirant (237) Feb 28, 2007 Massachusetts

    How is it different from "simply" Angry Beast?



    Pretty much identical label, identical description. Did Clown Shoes get lost in the myriad of their own beers? LOL
  5. Sesmu

    Sesmu Aspirant (237) Feb 28, 2007 Massachusetts

    Oh, I see now. With Angry Beast they aged Blaecorn and blended with Vampire. With Very Angry they blended the two and then aged the blend.
  6. MyIronLung

    MyIronLung Aspirant (259) Oct 28, 2011 Massachusetts
    Beer Trader

    Isn't that was Porcine Unidragon is??
  7. Ataraxia

    Ataraxia Initiate (106) Sep 20, 2012 California
    Beer Trader

    I thought Porcine was simply barrel aged Blaecorn, no blending with anything else
  8. MGambleWWS

    MGambleWWS Initiate (0) Nov 12, 2007 Massachusetts

    Here's the differences between our barrel aged beers:

    Very Angry Beast is a blend of 100% bourbon barrel aged Vampire Slayer and 100% bourbon barrel aged Blaecorn Unidragon.

    Angry Beast was a blend of 100% bourbon barrel aged Blaecorn Unidragon and non-barrel aged Vampire Slayer

    Porcine Unidragon is a version of Blaecorn Unidragon made with beechwood smoked malt instead of peat smoked malt (and in a higher proportion) then aged in bourbon barrels

    Hopefully that clears up any confusion!
  9. mcBrewsAlot

    mcBrewsAlot Initiate (178) Dec 3, 2008 Massachusetts

    Thanks everyone for filling in all the gaps here, but any one else selling these other then redstone lol
  10. koflaherty

    koflaherty Initiate (194) Nov 11, 2009 New Jersey
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    I haven't been in recently myself, but the beer guy at Blanchard's in West Roxbury told me they were about the top Clown Shoes store in Boston. He gets everything of theirs, so I'm sure he'll have this. Worth a call.
  11. Sesmu

    Sesmu Aspirant (237) Feb 28, 2007 Massachusetts

    Thanks for the explanation.
    Just to clarify: according to the label, they were blended first and then barrel aged. Which one is correct?

    Did you use Knob Creek barrels?

    Blaecorn U. malts are smoked with peat? Not sure I noticed the peatinnes. But it's been a while, maybe I just forgot. Will have to retry, I guess.
  12. Sesmu

    Sesmu Aspirant (237) Feb 28, 2007 Massachusetts

    Oh, yeah, Craft Beer Cellar just tweeted about Very Angry Beast.
  13. mcBrewsAlot

    mcBrewsAlot Initiate (178) Dec 3, 2008 Massachusetts

    Berman's Lexington just got in a case about 2 hours ago
  14. MGambleWWS

    MGambleWWS Initiate (0) Nov 12, 2007 Massachusetts

    For Very Angry Beast, the beers were barrel aged separately (but in the same kind of barrels) then blended together before bottling. This batch was Four Roses and Heaven Hill barrels.

    The Blaecorn does have peat smoked malt but it's in very low proportion so the peat flavor doesn't dominate the rest of the beer.
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  15. texasdrugaddict

    texasdrugaddict Initiate (0) Oct 11, 2012 New Mexico

    So where is the Barrel Aged Vampire? I GOT to try that.
  16. DrewShal9

    DrewShal9 Initiate (0) May 18, 2011 Massachusetts

    Baystate Food and Spirits in Brookline got some. 2 bottles/person limit please!
  17. LaneMeyer

    LaneMeyer Initiate (0) Mar 20, 2011 California

    Ya it's pretty much crystal clear now :wink:
  18. MGambleWWS

    MGambleWWS Initiate (0) Nov 12, 2007 Massachusetts

    We're doing a rum barrel aged version of to be released around Halloween
  19. ScottLetourneau

    ScottLetourneau Initiate (141) Mar 2, 2012 Louisiana
    Beer Trader

    Anyone know if this will make it up to Maine, or just MA distro?
  20. MGambleWWS

    MGambleWWS Initiate (0) Nov 12, 2007 Massachusetts

    Our distributor in Maine ordered 5 cases for the whole state, so you might need to do some searching for it. We haven't sent the order yet but will do so in the next week. They are called "Central Distributors", if you can't find it, contact them and they will be able to tell you where it went. Cheers
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  21. Respirologist

    Respirologist Initiate (170) Feb 26, 2013 Massachusetts
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    Quality Liquors in Salem has some
  22. Beerd_O

    Beerd_O Initiate (0) Feb 6, 2013 Michigan

    I just picked up a bottle in Michigan. Clown shoes just started distributing here a couple of weeks ago.
  23. BorisKarloff

    BorisKarloff Aspirant (200) Apr 29, 2013 Ohio
    Beer Trader

    Oh man...I wish you guys distributed to Ohio!
  24. JGuill

    JGuill Initiate (0) Oct 12, 2009 Massachusetts

    In stock at Muckeys Liquors in Lakeville Ma
  25. Psychmusic

    Psychmusic Disciple (367) Jun 22, 2012 Connecticut
    Beer Trader

    I wasn't a huge fan of Angry Beast (it was good but not great), but Very Angry Beast is absolutely fantastic. Definitely scoop it up while you can I'm sure when the reviews start rolling in it's gonna be hard to come by.
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  26. jjsold

    jjsold Initiate (9) Apr 23, 2009 Massachusetts

    Redbones in Somerville has it n draft
  27. WTKeene

    WTKeene Defender (667) Jul 13, 2013 New Mexico
    Beer Trader

    I was actually able to find some very angry beast in a Central Market in Dallas, very surprised, and this beer is fantastic. I'm not usually a fan of stouts but this is great.
  28. HeadyTheElder

    HeadyTheElder Disciple (389) Nov 3, 2012 Louisiana
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    How many bottles of very angry beast were produced?
  29. MGambleWWS

    MGambleWWS Initiate (0) Nov 12, 2007 Massachusetts

    There were 11208 bottles made.
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  30. beeeeeeeeeeeer

    beeeeeeeeeeeer Initiate (42) Jul 3, 2010 Colorado

    If anyone is still looking, spotted it in Liquor World earlier tonight.
  31. PEIhop

    PEIhop Crusader (744) Dec 2, 2010 Massachusetts
    Beer Trader

    Still at Craft Beer Cellar in Belmont
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