Boulevard Brewing Co. Introduces Manhattan Social Club as Latest Limited Release

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/

Boulevard Brewing Co. Offers Summer-In-A Can With Release of Cherry Lime Radler

Cherry-Lime-RadlerBoulevard Brewing Co. (Kansas City, Missouri) has officially announced that Cherry Lime Radler will join its Seasonal lineup in June 2020.

Crafted to be the “perfect combination of juicy sweetness and tartness,” Cherry Lime Radler is a Radler that infuses Boulevard’s Unfiltered Wheat Beer with a dose of cherry and lime juice.  This combination creates a “zesty, refreshing” experience that features “bold cherry character . . .  at the front of [the] first sip, giving way to subtle, complementary tartness.”  Coming in at just 4.1% ABV, the thirst-quenching Cherry Lime Radler is truly “summer-in-a-can.”

Cherry Lime Radler will debut in the Greater Kansas City area on June 1 and expanded distribution will follow shortly after that date.  You can expect to find this new Seasonal offering available in 6-packs of 12 oz. cans at craft beer-friendly establishments located in Alabama, Florida, Missouri and throughout the rest of Boulevard Brewing Co.’s distribution area.  Prost!

Vital Information for Cherry Lime Radler from Boulevard Brewing Co.

Release – Seasonal (Summer); launching June 2020
Style – Radler
ABV – 4.1%
IBUs – 18
Base Beer – Unfiltered Wheat Beer
Added Ingredients – Cherry & lime juices
Suggested Food Pairings – “Soy-glazed pork ribs, burger and fries, cherry pie”
Availability – 6-packs of 12 oz. cans
Beer Finder – https://www.boulevard.com/finder/

Boulevard Brewing Co. Introduces Unfiltered Wheat Mixed Pack

BoulevardLogoBlackBoulevard Brewing Co. (Kansas City Missouri) has officially announced that it will launch the Unfiltered Wheat Mixed Pack, a Variety 12-pack of 12 oz. cans that includes the brewery’s best-selling Unfiltered Wheat Beer and two new variants, on Monday, May 4.

Developed to highlight the versatility and overall natural citrusy flavor of Boulevard’s long-standing Unfiltered Wheat Beer (a.k.a. “the most approachable craft beer known to humankind”), the Unfiltered Wheat Mixed Pack is bringing supreme refreshment to summer with the original beer and “two fun new twists on . . .  Unfiltered Wheat Beer: Unfiltered Grapefruit Wheat and Unfiltered Kiwi Wheat. The descriptions for each beer featured in the Unfiltered Wheat Mixed Pack are as follows (descriptions sourced directly from the brewery’s website and blog):

  • Unfiltered Wheat Beer – A lively, refreshing ale with a natural citrusy flavor and distinctive cloudy appearance. This easy drinking American-style wheat beer has become our most popular offering, and the best-selling craft beer in the Midwest.  ABV – 4.4%  IBUs – 14
  • Unfiltered Grapefruit Wheat – Takes the lemon note of the original and adds a layer of refreshing grapefruit, bringing the whole citrus grove to your taste buds. Bright and refreshing with a subtle tartness, this variant is a citrus lover’s dream. Perfect for poolside adventures, late night fire pits and breakfast.  ABV – 4.4%  IBUs – 14
  • Unfiltered Kiwi Wheat – Channeling tropical beach vibes, the Unfiltered Kiwi Wheat bursts with the fruity sweet flavor of kiwi. This tangy and flavorful take on the original explodes with juicy flavor and aroma. Pour in a glass, add a cocktail umbrella and enjoy!  ABV – 4.4%  IBUs – 14

Each Unfiltered Wheat Mixed Pack includes six cans of the original Unfiltered Wheat Beer, three cans of Unfiltered Grapefruit Wheat and three cans of Unfiltered Kiwi Wheat.

The Unfiltered Wheat Mixed Pack will debut in the Greater Kansas City area on May 4 and expanded distribution is expected to follow shortly after that date.  You can expect to find this Variety 12-pack of 12 oz. cans at select craft beer-friendly retailers located within Boulevard Brewing Co.’s distribution area (click here to access the brewery’s Beer Finder).  Prost!

 

Boulevard Brewing Co. Launches Space Camper Cosmic Mix 12-Pack of IPAs

Blvd-LotusAura-BrandDiamondBoulevard Brewing Co. (Kansas City, Missouri) has officially announced the Limited Release of the Space Camper Cosmic Mix Pack, a Variety Pack showcasing Space Camper Cosmic IPA and two new intergalactic IPAs – Lotus Aura IPA and Star Haze IPA.

Assembled to build upon the success of the “bold and adventurous” Space Camper Cosmic IPA that Boulevard Brewing Co. first introduced in 2019, the Space Camper Cosmic Mix Pack is a Variety 12-pack of 12 oz. cans that includes the established, Year-Round Space Camper Cosmic IPA and two new “mind- and palate-bending” members of “Space Camper’s intergalactic crew.”  Detailed descriptions for each beer featured in the Space Camper Cosmic Mix Pack are available below (descriptions sourced directly from the brewery’s website):

  • Space Camper Cosmic IPA – An exhilarating initiation into a mind-bending alternate universe of India Pale Ales. Our brewers employ massive hop additions at the end of the boil, and during fermentation, to minimize upfront bitterness and create a juicy IPA bursting with tropical fruit flavors and aromas of nectar and citrus.  ABV – 5.9%  IBUs – 50
  • Lotus Aura IPA – A sessionable IPA . . . showcasing Lotus hops known for their delicate floral nature and soft fruity undertones. Look for notes of citrus and guava with an herbal finish when this beer orbits your palate.  ABV – 4.9%  IBUs – 30
  • Star Haze IPA – An IPA featuring suspended particles of cosmic flavors unlike any IPA on Earth. The malt bill utilizes oats to give it a soft mouth feel and uses a combo of Strata, Mosaic and Citra for otherworldly hop aromas. Lurking in the depths of the glass you’ll find fruity aromas of mango and pineapple.  ABV – 5.9%  IBUs – 40

Lotus Aura IPA and Star Haze IPA are available exclusively in the Space Camper Cosmic Mix Pack.  Each Space Camper Cosmic Mix Pack contains six cans of Space Camper Cosmic IPA, three cans of Lotus Aura IPA and three cans of Star Haze IPA.

The Space Camper Cosmic Mix Pack debuted in the Greater Kansas City area on April 6 and will spend the month of April 2020 rolling out across the country.  You can expect this new Variety 12-pack of 12 oz. cans to be available for a limited time at craft beer-friendly retailers located in Alabama, Florida, Missouri and throughout the rest of Boulevard Brewing Co.’s distribution network.  Prost!

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Boulevard Brewing, Les Bourgeois Vineyards & Doug Frost Collaborate on Wine-Inspired Vintage Stock Saison

BoulevardLogoBlackBoulevard Brewing Co. (Kansas City, Missouri) has officially announced that it will begin the Limited Release of Vintage Stock, a special collaboration project with Les Bourgeois Vineyards (Rocheport, Missouri) and Master Sommelier Doug Frost, on March 2.

Meticulously crafted for “beer lovers, wine lovers and everyone in between,” Vintage Stock is “a blend of two dark, moderately sour, mixed-culture Saisons aged for many months in oak foeders, puncheons and red wine barrels.”  To further reinforce the wine character in this beer-wine hybrid, the blend was “re-fermented on 30,000 pounds of both whole Norton grapes and pressed Norton grape juice.”  This treatment produces a “deep purple” brew that offers “bold earthy aromas of berries, grapes and a sweet malty undertone” alongside flavorful “hints of bright plums, tobacco, dark chocolate and a refreshingly acidic and slightly tannic finish.” Weighing in at a sip-worthy 8.9% ABV, Vintage Stock comes together to serve as a “love letter to wild fermentation [that blurs] the line between beer and wine, and is [Boulevard’s] most ambitious fruited mixed-culture beer to date.”

Vintage Stock will debut in the Greater Kansas City Area on March 2 and will enter wider distribution shortly after that date.  You can expect to find this Limited Release offering available in 750ml bottles and on draft in select markets located within Boulevard Brewing’s distribution network.  Prost!

Vital Information for Vintage Stock from Boulevard Brewing, Les Bourgeois Vineyards & Doug Frost

Release – Limited; March 2, 2020
Style – Saison/Wild Ale
ABV – 8.9%
IBUs – 12
Hops – Aged Saaz
Yeast – Brettanomyces, Lactobacillus & Wild Yeast
Treatment – “Aged for many months in oak foeders, puncheons and red wine barrels . . . re-fermented on 30,000 pounds of both whole Norton grapes and pressed Norton grape juice”
Availability – 750ml bottles & draft
Beer Finder – https://www.boulevard.com/beer/beer-finder/

Phantom Haze DIPA Materializes as Boulevard Brewing Co.’s Newest Year-Round

Phantom-Haze-IconBoulevard Brewing Co. (Kansas City, Missouri) has officially announced that Phantom Haze Double IPA will join the brewery’s Year-Round lineup on January 6.

Developed after a year of “bold experimentation,” Phantom Haze is a Hazy/Juicy Double India Pale Ale that combines “10 different hops with an oat and wheat malt bill to [produce] a juicy, hop-forward taste with a pillowy mouthfeel.”  Clocking in at 7.5% ABV and 30 IBUs, the “supernaturally delicious” Phantom Haze is “big, bold and beautifully balanced, bursting with luscious tropical hop flavors.”

Phantom Haze Double IPA will officially launch on Monday, January 6.  You can expect to find this new Year-Round offering available in 4-packs of 16 oz. cans and on draft at craft beer-friendly establishments located in Alabama, Florida, Missouri and throughout the rest of Boulevard Brewing Co.’s distribution territory.  Prost!

Vital Information for Phantom Haze Double IPA from Boulevard Brewing Co.

Release – Year-Round/Smokestack Series; January 6, 2020
Style – Hazy/Juicy Double India Pale Ale
ABV – 7.5%
IBUs – 30
Hops – Citra, Idaho 7, Amarillo, Strata, Calypso, Cascade, El Dorado, Galaxy, Mosaic & Ekuanot
Malts – Pale Malt, Wheat Malt & Golden Naked Oats
Suggested Food Pairings – “Tacos al pastor, ginger chicken, a bacon cheese burger with onion jam, aged cheddar cheese, carrot cake with cream cheese frosting, citrus desserts”
Availability – 4-packs of 16 oz. cans & draft
Beer Finder – https://www.boulevard.com/beer/beer-finder/

Boulevard Brewing Co. Introduces Brandy Land as Newest Limited Release

Brandy-LandBoulevard 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/

Boulevard Brewing Co. Adds Berry Noir Sour Ale to Seasonal Lineup

BoulevardLogo2Boulevard Brewing Co. (Kansas City, Missouri) has officially announced that Berry Noir, a Sour Ale with mixed berries, will make its Seasonal debut in early November 2019.

Developed to be a Sour Ale “that [is] rich in flavor for a winter release,” Berry Noir starts with a base of Boulevard Brewing Co.’s house Berliner Weisse that is then infused with blueberry juice concentrate and blackberry juice concentrate – “dark, sweet berries . . . enjoyed in the colder months.”  Coming in at just 4.2% ABV, Berry Noir possesses “a light, spritzy body [that amplifies] the refreshing qualities of this fruited sour and begs for another sip.”

Berry Noir hit the Greater Kansas City area this week (November 4) and is scheduled to roll out in other regions in the coming days/weeks.  You can expect to find this new Seasonal offering available in 6-packs of 12 oz. cans and on draft at craft beer-friendly retailers, bars and restaurants located in Alabama, Florida, Missouri and throughout the rest of Boulevard Brewing Co.’s distribution area.  Prost!

Vital Information for Berry Noir from Boulevard Brewing Co.

Release – Seasonal; launching November 4, 2019
Style – Berliner Weisse
ABV – 4.2%
IBUs – 11
Added Ingredients – Blueberry juice concentrate & blackberry juice concentrate
Suggested Food Pairings – “Creamy cheeses, mixed greens & citrus salad, strawberry shortcake, balsamic-glazed pork chops, cheesecake with fresh berries”
Availability – 6-packs of 12 oz. cans & draft
Beer Finder – https://www.boulevard.com/beer/beer-finder/

Boulevard Brewing Co. Cozies Up to Fall, Gets Back in the Plaid Habit

BoulevardLogo2Boulevard Brewing Co. (Kansas City, Missouri) has officially announced that it will begin the Limited Release of Plaid Habit, a Canadian Whisky Barrel-aged Imperial Brown Ale, on November 4, 2019.

Originally introduced in 2018, Plaid Habit is a double-mashed Imperial Brown Ale that has been “matured for 18 months in freshly emptied 10-year Canadian rye whisky barrels.” Coming in at a cozy 12.5% ABV, Plaid Habit supplies “checkered notes of rich vanilla, charred oak, warming whisky and spicy rye” that pair beautifully with the colder temperatures ahead.

Plaid Habit will debut in the Greater Kansas City Area on November 4 and is scheduled to hit other regions 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 areas “that typically see Smokestack Series Limited Release beers (Rye on Rye, Smooth Fuzz, Love Child series).”  Prost!

Vital Information for Plaid Habit from Boulevard Brewing Co.

Release – Limited; November 2019
Style – Imperial Brown Ale
ABV – 12.5% ABV
IBUs – 13
Malts – Malted Barley, Pilsner, Maris Otter, Pale malt, Honey malt, Patagonia, Caramel 170, Malted Wheat, Flaked Oats
Hops – Topaz
Yeast – Scottish Ale Yeast
Added Ingredients – Brown sugar & dextrose
Treatment – Aged for 18 months in freshly emptied 10-year Canadian rye whisky barrels
Availability – 4-packs of 12 oz. bottles & draft
Beer Finder – https://www.boulevard.com/beer/beer-finder/

Boulevard Brewing Co. Introduces Steep Drop as Newest Seasonal Offering

Steep-DropBoulevard Brewing Co. (Kansas City, Missouri) has officially announced that Steep Drop Nitro Coffee Milk Stout will launch in September as the brewery’s latest Seasonal release.

Created as a means of showcasing “local custom-roasted [coffee] beans,” Steep Drop is a Nitro Milk Stout brewed with fair trade, small-batch coffee from Kansas City’s Second Best Coffee.  Coming together to be “the perfect balance of beer and coffee,” Steep Drop (5.2% ABV) “blooms with notes of honey, molasses, citrus and cocoa powder” alongside “a mild nuttiness . . . accentuated by caramel and chocolate malts, with a touch of flaked oats.”

Steep Drop is scheduled to roll out in September and will hang around for a limited time.  You can expect to find this new Seasonal offering available in 6-packs of 12 oz. cans and on draft at craft beer-friendly establishments located in Alabama, Florida, Missouri and throughout the rest of Boulevard’s distribution area.  Prost!

Vital Information for Steep Drop Nitro Coffee Milk Stout from Boulevard Brewing Co.

Release – Seasonal; launching September 2019
Style – Milk Stout
ABV – 5.2%
IBUs – 23
Added Ingredients – Fair trade, small-batch coffee from Second Best Coffee
Recommended Glassware – Pint
Suggested Food Pairings – “Brunch, donut holes, espresso-dusted ribs, strong/aged cheeses, salted caramel ice cream, chocolate chip scones, stout-braised pork”
Availability – 6-packs of 12 oz. cans & draft
Beer Finder – https://www.boulevard.com/beer/beer-finder/