Boulevard Brewing Co. (Kansas City, Missouri) has officially announced that it will begin the Limited Release of Deep Flux, a Pale Barleywine brewed in collaboration with 3 Floyds Brewing (Munster, Indiana), on November 9.
Inspired by a tour the 3 Floyds crew took of Boulevard Brewing Co.’s barrel facility which serendipitously included a break “next to a collection of rye whiskey and Madeira wine casks,” Deep Flux is a “unique, pale” Barleywine filled with aromas of brown sugar, oak, and dark stone fruit that then went on to spend “100% of its [aging] process in wood barrels” (60% in rye whiskey barrels and 40% in Madeira wine casks). Weighing in at a massive 14.3% ABV, Deep Flux is “a big and boisterous barleywine with resplendent flavors of rye, Madeira, and oak lurking in the barrels.”
Deep Flux is scheduled to hit the Greater Kansas City area on November 9 and expanded distribution will follow 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 in select areas located within Boulevard’s distribution territory. Prost!
Vital Information for Deep Flux from Boulevard Brewing Co. & 3 Floyds Brewing
Release – Limited/Smokestack Series; November 9, 2020
Style – Barleywine
ABV – 14.3%
IBUs – 20
Malts – Pale, Pilsner, Vienna, Flaked Oats & Malted Rye
Hops – Magnum & Chinook
Treatment – Aged 60% in rye whiskey barrels & 40% in Madeira wine casks
Suggested Pairings – “Stilton grilled cheese, Crema Catalana, bold cigars”
Availability – 4-packs of 12 oz. bottles
Beer Finder – https://www.boulevard.com/finder/