Boulevard Brewing Co. (Kansas City, Missouri) has officially announced that it will celebrate three decades of brewing with the Limited Release of 30th Anniversary Ale, a blend of eight barrel-aged beers, in September 2019.
Inspired by John McDonald’s – Founder of Boulevard Brewing Co. – desire to “do something different” and Ryan McNeive’s – Lead Brewer of the barrel-aging program at Boulevard Brewing Co. – love for port wine, 30th Anniversary Ale is an “elegant, complex blend of barrel-aged beers” that captures “aspects of that wine style, but blended with Belgian ales to create a complex barrel-aged beer.” The final blend is comprised of the following offerings:
- Imperial Stout in rye whiskey finished port casks – 34%
- Belgian Dark Strong Ale in ruby and tawny port casks – 26%
- Double Mashed Imperial Stout in bourbon barrels – 16%
- Belgian Dark Strong Ale in California sherry casks – 9%
- Imperial Stout in bourbon barrels – 5%
- Imperial Stout in Spanish sherry puncheons – 5%
- Imperial Stout aged in bourbon barrels followed by ruby/tawny port casks – 3%
- Belgian Dark Strong Ale in bourbon barrels – 2%
The final blend of 30th Anniversary Ale comes in at 12% ABV and offers aromas of “rich caramel and chocolate, vanilla, whiskey [and] toasted oak” alongside flavors of “caramel, toffee, chocolate [and] espresso.”
30th Anniversary Ale is scheduled to release in September 2019 and will be available as long as supplies last. You can expect to find this Limited Release available in 750ml bottles and on draft at select craft beer-friendly establishments located in Alabama, Florida, Missouri and throughout the rest of Boulevard Brewing Co.’s distribution area. Prost!
Vital Information for 30th Anniversary Ale from Boulevard Brewing Co.
Release – Limited; September 2019
Style – American Strong Ale (Blend)
ABV – 12%
IBUs – 25
Treatment – A blend of eight barrel-aged beers (blend listed above)
Fun Fact – Ryan McNeive, Lead Brewer of the barrel-aging program at Boulevard Brewing Co., recommends “aging a bottle or two of this beer in proper cellar temperatures. Over time the beer will start to change, maximizing certain flavor profiles from the base beer and barrel flavors and aromas.”
Suggested Food Pairings – “Chocolate covered cherries, rich cheeses, sweet milk chocolates”
Availability – 750ml bottles & draft
Beer Finder – https://www.boulevard.com/beer/beer-finder/