Boulevard Brewing Co. (Kansas City, Missouri) has officially announced the release of Changeling Dark Sour Ale as the brewery’s newest Smokestack Series Limited Release beer.
To add some new flavor to their Smokestack Series, Boulevard Brewing went big by crafting Changeling Dark Sour Ale to be “an enchanting blend of sour ales aged in whiskey and wine barrels that were inoculated with brettanomyces and lactobacillus.” Deep ruby in color, Changeling establishes itself with notes of plum and toasted malt. The flavor then takes on “a soft tartness, with notes of earthiness and funk provided by brettanomyces and a touch of lingering caramel to create a delicate balance.” The finished beer weighs in at 7.3% ABV and consists of the following blend of beers:
The Official Blend for Changeling Dark Sour Ale
- Snow & Tell Scotch Ale aged in whiskey barrels – 43%
- Snow & Tell Scotch Ale aged in wine barrels – 40%
- Dark Saison aged in whiskey barrels – 10%
- Flanders Red/Belgian Blonde – foeder – 5%
- Imperial Stout aged in whiskey barrels – 2%
Changeling Dark Sour Ale is available now in the Greater Kansas City Area “with other cities to follow soon.” You can expect to find this limited release offering in 750 ml bottles at select craft beer establishments located in Alabama, Florida, Missouri and other areas that normally receive Smokestack Series Limited Release beers. Secure your bottles of Changeling while you can because this beer will only be available during the month of April and – like most Wild/Sour Ales these days – is sure to move fast. Prost!
Vital Information for Changeling Dark Sour Ale from Boulevard Brewing Co.
Release – Limited/Smokestack Series, April 2017
Style – American Wild/Sour Ale
ABV – 7.3%
IBUs – 20
Treatment – A blend of Sour Ales aged in whiskey & wine barrels (see above for details on blend)
Availability – 750 ml bottles
Recommended Glassware – Tulip
Suggested Food Pairings – Aged/smoked cheeses, roasted duck, apple smoked sausage, & beef carbonnade
Beer Finder – https://www.boulevard.com/beer/beer-finder/