Boulevard Brewing Co. (Kansas City, Missouri) has announced that Irish Ale will begin its Seasonal release on January 2.
Returning as Boulevard Brewing’s “longest tenured seasonal beer”, Irish Ale is the brewery’s “homage to the legendary Irish red ales” that we all know and love. Brewed as a “variation on the early English and Irish pale ales”, this offering begins with a base of 2-row Malted Barley and then picks up “toffee, caramel and biscuity notes contributed by Munich, Amber 50, Cara 120, Cara 300 and just a touch of chocolate malt.” Those sweet tones are carefully balanced with Magnum and Bravo hops while a late addition of Saaz imparts a “slightly spicy/floral punctuation.” Irish Ale’s profile is finally rounded off with “subtle, fruity esters” sourced from Boulevard’s house strain of English ale yeast.
Officially launching in the Greater Kansas City Area on January 2, Irish Ale will hit regions that normally see Boulevard Seasonal releases shortly after that date with plans to hang around through Saint Patrick’s Day and the month of March. This Seasonal release will be available in 6-packs of 12 oz. bottles and on draft. Prost!
Vital Information for Irish Ale from Boulevard Brewing Co.
Release – Seasonal, January through March 2018
Style – Irish Red Ale
ABV – 5.8%
IBUs – 30
Malts – 2-row Malted Barley, Munich, Amber 50, Cara 120, Cara 300 & Chocolate
Hops – Magnum, Bravo & Saaz
Yeast – English Ale Yeast
Suggested Food Pairings – “French onion soup, Shepherd’s Pie, BBQ chicken pizza, grilled portabella mushroom sandwiches, aged cheddar, bangers & mash”
Availability – 6-packs of 12 oz. bottles & draft
Beer Finder – https://www.boulevard.com/beer/beer-finder/