Boulevard Brewing Co. (Kansas City, Missouri) has officially announced that it is entering December with the Limited Release of Brandy Land, a spiced Imperial Stout.
Arriving just in time to serve as a perfect holiday treat, Brandy Land is a “cinnamon-infused, double-mashed Imperial Stout that slumbered 12 to 24 months in casks that held bourbon and apple brandy.” Coming in at 12.4% ABV, the warming Brandy Land supplies its drinker with “notes of chocolate, espresso, baked apple and spiced wood.”
Brandy Land officially debuted in the Greater Kansas City area on December 2 and will experience wider distribution shortly after that date. You can expect to find this Limited Release offering available in 4-packs of 12 oz. bottles and on draft at select craft beer-friendly establishments located in select regions found within Boulevard’s national distribution footprint. Prost!
Vital Information for Brandy Land from Boulevard Brewing Co.
Release – Limited/Smokestack Series; December 2019
Style – Imperial Stout
ABV – 12.4%
IBUs – 32
Added Ingredients – Cinnamon
Treatment – Double mashed Imperial Stout aged 12 to 24 months in casks that held bourbon & apple brandy
Fun Fact – “The barrels aged bourbon twice at a distillery, and were then filled with apple brandy once, which extracts a lot of the wood tannins. As a result, Brandy Land does not have a prominent tannin flavor. Together, the previous usage of the barrels give the beer complimentary chocolate/espresso flavors, as well as apple and spices.”
Suggested Food Pairings – “Apple tart with vanilla bean ice cream and whipped cream, or a salted caramel crunch cake”
Availability – 4-packs of 12 oz. bottles & draft
Beer Finder – https://www.boulevard.com/beer/beer-finder/