Clown Shoes Beer is adding coffee to one of its oldest releases. The resulting beer is named The Barista, an 8 percent ABV “breakfast brown ale” that uses the Ipswich, Ma.-based company’s Brown Angel double brown ale (7 percent ABV) as its base before adding flaked oatmeal, cold brewed espresso and milk sugar.
Brown Angel was originally released in 2010 and incorporates Maris Otter malts as well as Amarillo, Columbus, East Kent Goldings and English hops.
“A Clown Shoes legend, Brown Angel, put away her dancing shoes to focus on extracting espresso, brewing coffee, and pouring latte art with zen-like focus,” reads the beer label.
According to a post on Clown Shoes Facebook page, The Barista will be a year-round option packaged in 22-ounce bottles and is scheduled to be available throughout the brewery’s entire distribution footprint starting in “late January.”
The beer is being produced at Mercury Brewing Co. in Ipswich.