One year after releasing Billionaire, Clown Shoes Beer is at it again.
The second incarnation of the English barleywine is named Pierre Ferrand Billionaire, and comes in at 12 percent ABV. As the moniker implies, the new beer has been aged in 30-year-old cognac barrels purchased from Pierre Ferrand for six months.
Pierre Ferrand Cognac barrels arrived on a container today! Shipped directly from France, these will be filled… https://t.co/CYthSBelvH
— Clown Shoes Beer (@clownshoesbeer) December 1, 2014
“What could be more distinguished than our Director of Operations, Matt Smith, gracing a billion dollar bill with a smirk and a neck beard?” reads the beer label. “You! With this rich beer in your belly. Here’s to rare beer wishes and caviar dreams!”
Released in 2014 for the Ipswitch, Ma.-based brewery’s fourth anniversary, the original Billionaire was the same 12 percent ABV English barleywine that had been aged in cognac barrels from Rémy Martin.
This is not the only beer Clown Shoes will be releasing that is aged in Pierre Ferrand barrels, as the brewery has previously indicated it is also aging some of it’s Undead Party Crasher imperial stout (11 percent ABV) in the same barrels.
According to a post on the brewery’s Facebook page, Pierre Ferrand Billionaire will be packaged in 22-ounce bottles and will “be on shelves in all our markets this June.”