Boulevard Brewing Co. (Kansas City, Missouri) recently announced that Cranberry Orange Radler has officially headed out to shelves as a new Seasonal release.
With Ginger Lemon Radler earning nearly instantaneous fan-favorite status when it first debuted in 2014, it was just a matter of time before Boulevard Brewing Co. took another swing at the wildly popular beverage known as the Radler. Although some may give it recognition as a full-blown beer style while others may call it a beer cocktail, what can be said for sure is that the Radler is an ultra-thirst quencher that combines citrus juice or soda with an easy-drinking base beer. This time around, Boulevard approaches this beverage by having Cranberry Orange Radler incorporate – spoiler alert – the refreshing flavors of cranberry and orange. The citrus and slightly bready qualities of the base Unfiltered Wheat Beer get a boost thanks to a “blood orange character [that] boldly manifests in the flavor giving way to cranberry tartness.” Hazy and lightly pink in appearance, this brew comes together at just 4.05% ABV and 12 IBUs.
Cranberry Orange Radler officially became available in the Greater Kansas City area on Tuesday, October 11. Other select cities within Boulevard Brewing Co.’s distribution area will see shipments of these 6-packs of 12 oz. cans soon. The brewery did say the areas that previously received shipments of Ginger Lemon Radler stand the best chance of seeing cans of Cranberry Orange Radler (luckily, this includes areas of Alabama and Florida), and that fans should reach out to their local retailers, bars and distributors to request this seasonal offering. Get on the phone or swing by your local, put in that request, and make it happen. Prost!
Vital Information for Cranberry Orange Radler from Boulevard Brewing Co.
Release – Seasonal, launch in Mid-October 2016
Style – Radler
ABV – 4.05%
IBUs – 12
Aroma – Sweet orange with a hint of cranberry
Malt – Slightly sweet, bready flavor
Hops – Low bitterness and flavor
Balance – Bright citrus
Body – Light
Food Pairings – bleu cheese, roasted poultry, spiced pears & spinach salad
Availability – 6-packs of 12 oz. cans
Beer Finder – https://www.boulevard.com/beers/beer-finder/