About Us

The Clown Shoes Story

We’re a beer called Clown Shoes –what more do you need? Founded in 2009, Clown Shoes is the result of a joke, some spite, and a deep passion for craft beer. Naturally, we dislike clowns but find clown shoes hilarious. They remind us of humor in life and to be humble. If you want snooty highbrowed drinks you can look elsewhere—there are plenty out there, and plenty of uncool folks that treat them (and themselves) higher than thou.

We make beer without pretension. We want you to immerse yourself in our beers, art, and connect with us on a different level. Finally we want Clown Shoes to be available as close to you as possible—great beer shouldn’t be kept at the source and out of your reach. Our lineup is available in over 35 states and internationally in as many countries as we can get to.

About the Beer

Since our founding in 2009, we have focused on putting our spin on beer styles. We always look for complex flavor profiles and experimentation in ingredients, techniques, or interpretation.

Whether in our barrel aged beers, our use of fruit purees, or our techniques in using hops, we are always in search of new beers with a full palate of flavors.

Behind the Label

One of the most unique things about us is definitely our can artwork. Michael Axt, our artist and label designer, joined the team in 2013 and has been drawing our eye-catching labels ever since.

Want to see a beer can come to life? Download the Swigr app and scan a 16 oz can of Space Cake and be amazed!

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