Clown Shoes Beer Is Joining The Harpoon Family

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The craft beer world is a funny place. Seems like every day there’s a new story about this guy buying that guy, someone going out of business, or a new brewery popping up out of thin air. It’s hard staying on top of things when you’re in the biz so we can imagine that as a beer drinker, you’re probably like, “huh?” One constant for us has always been our appreciation and respect for independent brewing. So when we heard of an opportunity to join forces with a fellow Massachusetts brewer, we paid attention. The more we learned about the team we now call our friends and colleagues, the more excited we became at the prospect of working together. After many conversations, more than a few beers, and some great brainstorming, we are happy to announce that Clown Shoes Beer will be joining the Harpoon family!

You’re probably wondering, “Cool Harpoon, what’s in it for me?!”. Excellent question! Here’s the scoop::

Clown Shoes Beer began as a single beer project in late 2009. Somewhat miraculously, that project snowballed into a craft beer brand. Since then, Clown Shoes has released over one hundred different beers, with sales in 28 states and several countries outside of the US.  Clown Shoes currently produces 10 year-round beers, along with 25+ Limited Release, State-Specific & Barrel-Aged beers, and we’re looking forward to brewing them at our Breweries in Boston, MA and Windsor, VT.  Here’s where you come in:


  • Clown Shoes, Harpoon and UFO Beer will be the same beer that you have grown to love
  • In the coming months, you will be able to enjoy all three at both of our Breweries
  • This will be an exciting pipeline of new product development for both brands! We’re pumped for the Clown Shoe employees to join on as employee owners because that means we’ll have even more beer talent working hard to make sure YOU continue to have delicious and innovative independent craft beers to enjoy (#winning)!
  • Even better? Clown Shoes is bringing with them the ability to make some smaller batch beers on our system… so we expect some great things in 2018!


We are so excited to have Clown Shoes join the family and we are even more excited to continue to bring you unique and delicious beers to share with your friends and family. Stay tuned for more details– we’ll update our blog with more info in the days ahead. We can promise you one thing… it’s going to be an exciting ride!

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