Clown Shoes Beer is shipping Archdruid, a 9 percent ABV imperial Irish red that has been aged in Irish whiskey barrels for three months.
This is not the first time Clown Shoes has released a barrel-aged Irish red ale, after Rexx (12 percent ABV) imperial red ale aged in Heaven Hill and Four Roses bourbon barrels was released in 2015, The Entertainer (12 percent ABV) imperial red ale aged in cabernet wine barrels was release last year and Erudite Crawfish, a 10 percent ABV imperial red ale aged in Pedro Ximénez sherry barrels before being dry hopped with Citra, El Dorado and Mosaic hops that was released in June.
According to a post on Clown Shoes’ Facebook page, Archdruid is packaged in 22-ounce bottles and is shipping across the brewery’s distribution network staring this week.
Update (July 27, 2016) — This post was updated to include details on the release date. It was originally published on May 18, 2016.