Clown Shoes Beer is going against tradition with its newest release.
The Ipswich-Mass.-based brewery will be releasing Mangö, a 6 percent ABV kölsch style beer that is brewed with “natural mango flavor.”
“Why is our buddy, an anthropomorphized Mango, riding a running water buffalo through cobble stoned streets in Germany?” reads the label. “Well, because he is a devotee of Loa Tse for one, but also because the mob of Angry Germans are pretty Pissed. Why? We made a x, but added natural mango flavor. This beer is NOT Reinheitsgebot!”
Reinheitsgebot refers to the German purity law originated in 1487 that states the only ingredients to be used in the production of beer are water, barley and hops. The law was replaced by the Provisional German Beer Law in 1993, which allows some ingredients not permitted in the Reinheitsgebot, including wheat malt, sugar, and yeast.
According to a post on the brewery’s Facebook page, the new beer will be packaged in 22-ounce bottles, and will be distributed across “our entire distribution footprint, coming in late Spring.”
An email sent to the brewery for additional details was not returned.