Boulevard Brewing Co. Introduces Sugarwood Baklava as its Newest Fall Treat

Boulevard Brewing Co. (Kansas City, Missouri) has officially announced that it will release Sugarwood Baklava as its latest Limited Release in early November 2021.

A delightful combination of “Northeast meets middle east by way of Kentucky,” Sugarwood Baklava is a Bourbon Barrel-aged Imperial Brown Ale that possesses a “big maple and bourbon aroma [supporting] the rich powerhouse combination of pecan, whiskey, and sweet honey malt flavors.” Coming in at a smooth sipping 14.2% ABV, Sugarwood Baklava has “all of the sensory experience of decadent baklava, minus the sticky fingers.”

Sugarwood Baklava is rolling out now and will hang around only as long as supplies last. You can expect to find this Limited Release available in 12 oz. bottles and on draft at select craft beer-friendly establishments located in Missouri and throughout the rest of Boulevard’s distribution territory. Prost!

Vital Information for Sugarwood Baklava from Boulevard Brewing Co.

Release – Limited; early November 2021
Style – Imperial Brown Ale
ABV – 14.2%
IBUs – 13
Malts – Pilsner, Cara 300, Simpson Dark, Carafa 3, Oats, Wheat, Pils & Vienna
Hops – Columbus
Added Ingredients – Pecan & maple
Treatment – Aged in Bourbon barrels for 8 to 12 months
Availability – 12 oz. bottles & draft
Beer Finder – https://www.boulevard.com/finder/

Boulevard Brewing Treats Fans to Stuff of Legend Barrel-aged Stout

Boulevard Brewing Co. (Kansas City, Missouri) has officially announced that it will begin the Limited Release of Stuff of Legend on October 11, 2021.

Developed for “those that love an evening sweet treat or perhaps a nice snifter of whiskey (or both?),” Stuff of Legend is an Imperial Stout that was aged in Bourbon barrels and hit with decadent additions of vanilla and cocoa. Coming in at 11.8% ABV, Stuff of Legend is “STUFFED with the nostalgia of peeling open that classic blue wrapper and seeing row after row of sandwich cookie goodness!”

Stuff of Legend is scheduled to hit the greater Kansas City area on October 11 and will see expanded distribution shortly after that date. You can expect to find this Limited Release available in 12 oz. bottles at select craft beer-friendly establishments located in Missouri and select other markets located within Boulevard’s distribution territory. Prost!

Vital Information for Stuff of Legend from Boulevard Brewing Company

Release – Limited; October 11, 2021
Style – Imperial Stout
ABV – 11.8%
Malts – Pale, Dark, Rye, Crystal & Oats
Hops – Columbus
Treatment – Aged 12-18 months in various oak bourbon barrels
Added Ingredients – Vanilla & cocoa
Suggested Pairings – “After dinner dessert or around a cozy fire”
Availability – 12 oz. bottles
Beer Finder – https://www.boulevard.com/finder/

Boulevard Brewing Brings that Magic Drip to its Limited Release Lineup

Boulevard Brewing Co. (Kansas City, Missouri) has officially announced that it will begin the Limited Release of Magic Drip: Barrel-Aged Wheated Imperial Stout with Colombian Coffee in mid-September 2021.

Crafted to embody the “fantastical marriage of magic and science.” Magic Drip is a “wheated” Imperial Stout “featuring pale, dark, and crystal malts, plus Magnum hops and Colombian Dark Roast Whole Bean Coffee from . . . Messenger Coffee.” The beer then went on to be “aged from 8-18 months in various Bourbon Casks, each barrel bringing its own personality of vanilla, oak and char.” Coming in at 13.5% ABV, the “fusion of the sweet and boozy Imperial Stout base alongside [the] rich coffee and boozy bourbon casks” used to create Magic Drip “makes for a balanced beer of rich chocolate and coffee, vanilla, whiskey, and toasted oak.”

Magic Drip is scheduled to hit the Kansas City area on September 13 and will see expanded distribution shortly after that date. You can expect to find this Limited Release available in 4-packs of 12 oz. bottles and on draft at select craft beer-friendly establishments located within Boulevard’s distribution area. Prost!

Vital Information for Magic Drip: Barrel-Aged Wheated Imperial Stout with Colombian Coffee from Boulevard Brewing Co.

Release – Limited; September 13, 2021
Style – Imperial Stout
ABV – 13.5%
IBUs – 23
Malts – Pale, Dark, Crystal & Oats
Hops – Magnum
Added Ingredients – Colombian Dark Roast from Messenger Coffee
Suggested Pairings – Old-fashioned doughnut, raspberry cream cheese puff pastry or Stilton cheese
Availability – 4-packs of 12 oz. bottles & draft
Beer Finder – https://www.boulevard.com/finder/

Boulevard Brewing Co. Brings Chocolate Ale Back in Time for Valentine’s Day

Boulevard Brewing Co. (Kansas City, Missouri) has officially announced that it will begin the Limited Release of Chocolate Ale (2021), a special collaboration project with Christopher Elbow Chocolates, in late January 2021.

Developed nearly ten years ago to serve as the “perfect Valentine’s Day gift” for beer lovers, Chocolate Ale (2021) is an American Strong Ale featuring Valrhona [chocolate] from the Dominican Republic, prized for its robust flavor and aroma, . . . in the form of nibs, or crushed, roasted beans, . . . incorporated into the brewing process itself.” Weighing in at 8.7% ABV, Chocolate Ale “[harmonizes] the interplay of chocolate and malt, with each supporting and enhancing, but not overwhelming, the other.”

We wanted to update the artwork and make it a little more special as this beer is a limited release that leads up to Valentine’s Day, often being a beer used to celebrate the occasion. The previous design heavily played into the unwrapping of a chocolate bar, so I tried to keep that general vibe while making the design more sophisticated and fancy, especially since this is a collaboration with Christopher Elbow and they are known for delicious and beautifully crafted chocolate offerings.

The gold pattern in the background of the diamond label is a direct nod to the designs that decorate some of the gorgeous chocolates made by the Elbow team. The update to the typography is meant to reinforce the smoothness and chocolate aspects of the beer while elevating the brand and allowing this to be a special gift item.”

– Eric McLaughlin, Graphic Designer at Boulevard Brewing Co.

Chocolate Ale (2021) released in Kansas City on January 18 and will enter wider distribution shortly after that date. You can expect to find this Limited Release available in 4-packs of 12 oz. bottles and on draft at select craft beer-friendly establishments located throughout Boulevard’s distribution area. Prost!

Vital Information for Chocolate Ale (2021) from Boulevard Brewing Co.

Release – Limited/Smokestack Series; January 18, 2021
Style – American Strong Ale
ABV – 8.7%
IBUs – 11
Malts – Pale & Cara Wheat
Hops – Columbus & Cascade
Added Ingredients – Valrhona cacao nibs & vanilla
Availability – 4-packs of 12 oz. bottles & draft
Beer Finder – https://www.boulevard.com/finder/

Boulevard Brewing Co. Breaks Out the Good Stuff, Releases Imperial Cask Cuvée

Boulevard Brewing Co. (Kansas City, Missouri) has officially announced that it will begin the Limited Release of Imperial Cask Cuvée, an artful blend of five different Imperial Stouts aged in five different barrels, on December 7, 2020.

Meant to capture the full meaning of the word “cuvée” (a signature release featuring “a blend of only the best barrels”), Imperial Cask Cuvée is an Imperial Stout comprised of a “unique blend of 18% Templeton Rye Whiskey Barrels, 23% Madeira Wine Barrels, and 59% Buffalo Trace, Basil Hayden’s, and Heaven Hill Bourbon Barrels.” Weighing in at an impressive 13.8% ABV, Imperial Cask Cuvée comes together to be “a big boozy imperial stout with flavors of vanilla, smoky stone fruit, and a variety of oaky tannin realness.”

“The idea for this beer is taking the finest stouts that we’ve made in the past and blending them up to make the best stout/beer possible. Blending is how Steven and I believe you make good stouts: from the layering of different flavors. You get more nuances or textures of flavors from blending, and that’s why we are combining recipes. Some have more chocolate flavors while others are thicker or higher in alcohol. We’re finding the balance in the chaos of extreme beers. The different types of wood aging also leads to more complexity, helping round out the malt flavors with the oak aromas and tannins, where bourbon is heavily charred, the rye is sweet, and the Madeira and port are sweet and very fruity.”
– Ryan McNeive, Lead Brewer of Boulevard’s barrel-aging program

Imperial Cask Cuvée is scheduled to hit the Kansas City area on December 7 with expanded distribution to follow shortly after that date. You can expect to find this Limited Release available in 4-packs of 12 oz. bottles at select craft beer-friendly establishments in Missouri and other select markets located within Boulevard’s distribution territory. Prost!

Vital Information for Imperial Cask Cuvée from Boulevard Brewing Co.

Release – Limited/Smokestack Series; December 7, 2020
Style – Imperial Stout
ABV – 13.8%
IBUs – 30
Malts – Pale malt, Crystal malt, Dark malts & Oats
Hops – Magnum, Chinook & Bravo
Treatment – A blend of 18% Templeton Rye Whiskey Barrels, 23% Madeira Wine Barrels, and 59% Buffalo Trace, Basil Hayden’s & Heaven Hill Bourbon Barrels
Suggested Pairings – “Aggressive cheeses, smoked meats, rich and creamy desserts, late-night bonfire chats”
Availability – 4-packs of 12 oz. bottles
Beer Finder – https://www.boulevard.com/finder/

Boulevard Brewing & 3 Floyds Collaborate on Deep Flux Barleywine

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/

Boulevard Brewing Co. Gives New Life to Smooth Fuzz as a Peach Sour Ale

Boulevard Brewing Co. (Kansas City, Missouri) has officially announced that it will begin the Limited Release of Smooth Fuzz Peach Sour Ale on August 31, 2020.

Introduced in 2019 as a means of highlighting that year’s apricot season, Smooth Fuzz has returned in 2020 to showcase another fuzzy stone fruit, the peach. Beginning life as a “beautifully complex marriage of two golden saisons aged in wine puncheons, wine barrels, and two foeders,” this rendition of Smooth Fuzz went on to be finished with “a secondary fermentation with 8,000 pounds of fresh peaches, and 8-14 additional months in oak barrels.” Coming in at 7.2% ABV, the “tart and funky, sweet and sticky” Smooth Fuzz Peach Sour Ale “highlights a mixed fermentation character provided by [Boulevard’s] house lactobacillus and brettanomyces cultures.”

Smooth Fuzz Peach Sour Ale is scheduled to debut in the Greater Kansas City Area on Monday, August 31 and expanded distribution will follow shortly after that date. You can expect to find this Limited Release offering available in 750ml bottles and on draft at select craft beer-friendly establishments located in Missouri and other areas located within Boulevard Brewing Co.’s distribution area that typically see Smokestack Series Limited Releases. Prost!

Vital Information for Smooth Fuzz Peach Sour Ale from Boulevard Brewing Co.

Release – Limited/Smokestack Series; August 31, 2020
Style – American Sour Ale
ABV – 7.2%
IBUs – 8
Malts/Grains – Pale Malt, Flaked Oats, Spelt, Malted Wheat & Raw Wheat
Hops – Magnum
Yeast – Dupont
Treatment/Aging – “Wine barrels and foeders with lactobacillus and brettanomyces with final aging on peaches, additional oak barrels”
Suggested Pairings – “Strong cheeses, peach trifle, charcuterie, shrimp & grits, roasted poultry”
Availability – 750ml bottles & draft
Beer Finder – https://www.boulevard.com/finder/

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!