Boulevard Brewing Co. (Kansas City, Missouri) has officially announced that it will begin the Limited Release of Manhattan Social Club during the week of July 6, 2020.
Meticulously crafted with the help of local bartenders to capture all the nuances found within the ingredients – rye whiskey, sweet vermouth, bitters and a cherry – used to create a classic Manhattan cocktail, the barrel team at Boulevard Brewing set the foundation of Manhattan Social Club with an Imperial Rye Ale to “mimic the rye whiskey and give it the necessary spicy rye note.” The bitters were recreated with “a heady combination of spices” that were added during both the brewing process and in the barrel, and the added cherry was achieved by adding . . . you know . . . cherry. The beer then went on to be 100% barrel-aged in “a variety of different rye whiskey barrels” with the addition of plum purée to infuse a character similar to that of sweet vermouth. Coming in at sip-worthy 12.5% ABV, the finished Manhattan Social Club “has an underlying sweetness that dances below the spicy and herbal notes, truly reconstructing the flavors of the original” Manhattan.
Manhattan Social Club will debut in the Kansas City area during the week of July 6 and will enter expanded distribution shortly after that date. You can expect to find this Limited Release available in 4-packs of 12 oz. bottles at craft beer-friendly establishments located in Missouri and select markets located within Boulevard Brewing Co.’s distribution territory. Prost!
Vital Information for Manhattan Social Club from Boulevard Brewing Co.
Release – Limited/Smokestack Series; July 6, 2020
Style – Imperial Rye Beer
ABV – 12.5%
IBUs – 9
Malts – Pale Malt, Wheat Malt, Munich, CaraRye, Special W, Cara 50, Cara 300 & CaraFoam
Hops – Bravo & Styrian Golding
Added Ingredients – Dextrose, brown sugar, dark brown sugar, nutmeg, orange peel, lemon peel, star anise, cinnamon, plum purée & cherry
Suggested Food Pairings – “Creamy goat cheese with fig jam, truffle popcorn, cocktail hour”
Availability – 4-packs of 12 oz. bottles
Beer Finder – https://www.boulevard.com/finder/