Early next year, Clown Shoes will be releasing a new version of its Undead Party Crasher with some unique twists.
The imperial oatmeal milk stout, named Crasher In The Rye, comes in at 11.5 percent ABV and uses the Ipswich, Mass.-based brewery’s Undead Party Crasher imperial stout as a base. However, the new release not only adds “a touch” of rye malt to the mix, but also replaces the regular hickory smoked malt that is used in Undead Party Crasher with oak smoked malt from Leander, Texas-based Blacklands Malt. In addition, 50 percent of the beer was aged in bourbon barrels while the remaining 50 percent was aged in rye barrels before being combined and bottled.
According to a post on the brewery’s Facebook page, 22-ounce bottles of Crasher In The Rye will be released in February to Clown Shoes’ entire distribution network.