Josh Baggett already has one beer named after him, but Clown Shoes Beer is set to release another one next month.
The new beer is Josh the Guava King, an 8 percent ABV double IPA brewed with fresh guava puree and dry-hopped with Mosaic hops. According to a label filed with the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB), the new release was brewed to honor Baggett, a “man who has sold more Clown Shoes beer over time than any other rep in the country.”
“This label, which depicts Josh Baggett shredding a guitar in outer space as he pedals a pink training-wheeled bicycle while baby unicorns are born in his wake and the monkey on his back juggles guavas and his crown, fairly represents Josh’s rigorous path promoting craft beer to Tx,” reads the beer label. “Josh we love you man!”
This is the second IPA to be named after the Ipswich, Ma.-based brewery’s Texas beer sales representative after Josh the Revelator, a 7 percent ABV IPA brewed with organic clementine extract and is dry hopped with both El Dorado and Bavarian Mandarina hops was released exclusively in Texas in August.
In an email, Bryan Doran, director of sales and development at Clown Shoes, told Tenemu that Josh the Guava King will be packaged in 22-ounce bottles that will be shipping exclusively in Texas starting in mid-January, although there will also be “some limited draft (sent) to Massachusetts, Connecticut, North Carolina, Minnesota, and of course Texas.”
Update (Dec. 14, 2016) — This post was updated to include details on the release date and distribution information. It was originally published on Dec. 12, 2016.