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Boulevard Berliner Weisse joins the brewery’s seasonal lineup

Boulevard Berliner Weisse

Boulevard Berliner Weisse is now available, a part of the brewery’s fall seasonal lineup.

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Few beer styles can match the delicate, sparkling character of the classic Berliner Weisse, with its light body and tart palate. It’s said that Napoleon’s troops referred to it as “The Champagne of the North,” high praise for beer, coming from Frenchmen. With Berliner Weisse, we pay tribute to the style, while giving it a distinctively American twist. Bright and thirst-quenching, the beer is enlivened by soft lactic notes.

Boulevard Berliner Weisse is available in 12-ounce bottles and draft, from August to October, 2017.

Style: Berliner Weisse
Availability: 12oz Bottles, Draft. Aug-Oct
Debut: August 2017

4.5% ABV

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New Seasonal: Boulevard Tough Kitty Milk Stout

Boulevard Tough Kitty Milk Stout

A lot of breweries have cats. Kansas City, Missouri is home to a new feline, and it’s a tough one. Meet Boulevard Tough Kitty Milk Stout.

This new seasonal stout leads with flavors of chocolate and caramel flavors thanks to the beer’s malt bill. Rolled oats and lactose ensure this beer is silky smooth.

Subtle hopping with Bravo and Cascade creates just enough bitterness to prevent the beer from being overly cloying. Deep black in color, Tough Kitty opens with aromas of bittersweet chocolate, espresso, and toffee that transition to flavors of the same. The addition of lactose, a non-fermentable sugar, works with the rolled oats to deliver a creamy, lingering finish.

 

Boulevard Tough Kitty Milk Stout is available in 12-ounce bottles and draft, as a seasonal release.

Style: MIlk Stout (w/ Lactose.)
Hops: Bravo, Cascade
Availability: 12oz Bottles, Draft.
Debut: August 2017

5.5% ABV, 27 IBUs

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A juice explosion: Boulevard Jam Band

Boulevard Jam Band

Boulevard Jam Band, a draft exclusive, hits taps this month.

The latest in the Smokestack Series is a fruity one. The base beer is created with two-row barley, acidulated malt, and Topaz hops. The “humongous” fruit character (jammy?) comes from blueberry, red raspberry, and tart cherry juice blended at the end of fermentation.

Jam Band pours a deep ruby and opens with aromas of dark berries, melon and subtle citrus. Minimal, supporting malt sweetness provides a platform from which blueberry, red raspberry and tart cherry sing resulting in a slightly tart, easy-drinking summer beer that begs for an encore.

Boulevard Jam Band debuted on July 10th in the brewery’s home of Kansas City, Missouri. Look for it across the brewery’s footprint throughout July.

Style: Fruit Beer (w/ Cherry Juice. Raspberry Juice. Blueberry Juice.)
Availability: Draft only.
Debut: 7/10/17

7% ABV, 6 IBUs

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Boulevard Tequila Barrel Lime Gose hits taps

Boulevard Tequila Barrel Lime Gose

Boulevard Tequila Barrel Lime Gose, a new barrel-aged sour ale, is showing up on on tap handles.

In mid-2016, Kansas City based Boulevard Brewing acquired freshly emptied tequila barrels. After a style debate on what would go into the wood the brewery settled on a German-style gose.

Aged with fresh limes, Boulevard Tequila Barrel Lime Gose smells of oak and vanilla. According to Boulevard expect:

…a pleasant, refreshing lactic acidity and hints of coriander and sea salt, citrus flavors mingle with malt sweetness to temper the acidity and touch of heat provided by tequila barrel-aging.

Boulevard Tequila Barrel Lime Gose is a draft only offering available in the brewery’s entire footprint.

Style: Gose (w/ Limes. Barrel Aged. Tequila.)
Availability: Draft Only
Debut: May, 2017

5.9% ABV, 15 IBUs

Ed Note: Tequila Barrel Gose debuted in the brewery’s hometown at the beginning of May. The brewery’s out of state markets are seeing kegs starting now according to distributors. 

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Boulevard Brewing adds Tennessee distribution

Boulevard Brewing adds Tennessee

Kansas City, Missouri based Boulevard Brewing Co. is adding Tennessee distribution this month.

The brewery has signed distribution contracts with four wholesalers – Bounty Bev, Budweiser of Clarksville, Budweiser of Chattanooga, and Cherokee Distributing Company.

Drinkers in The Volunteer State can expect Tank 7 Farmhouse Ale, Ginger Lemon Radler, Bourbon Barrel Quad and Unfiltered Wheat Beer to hit the state first, followed by seasonal and limited releases.

With the addition of Tennessee, Boulevard beers are available in 39 states and the District of Columbia.

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Boulevard Collaboration 7, created with Creature Comforts & Arizona Wilderness

Boulevard Collaboration 7

Boulevard Collaboration 7 debuts in August, a collaboration with Athens, Georgia based Creature Comforts and Gilbert, Arizona’s Arizona Wilderness.

This collaborator series has paired seen the likes of Deschutes Brewery, Pretty Things Beer & Ale Project, Firestone Walker, Cigar City, Ommegang, and Orval. Boulevard Collaboration 7 is the first time a two breweries have been a part of the project at the same time.

The trio is creating a “juicy” lager for this seventh iteration, aged briefly on virgin oak. Juicy is an understating term, thanks to peach puree, lemon zest and riesling chosen to compliment carefully selected Nelson Sauvin, Lemondrop and Hallertau Blanc hops. The malt bill is quite complex too, brewed with pale malt, Sonoran White Wheat, Missouri wheat, honey malt and corn grits.

The finished beer will be bottle conditioned with champagne yeast, producing an effervescent golden lager perfect for the late summer heat. Last year, Arizona Wilderness and Creature Comforts partnered on “Transmission“, a citrus saison.

Boulevard Collaboration 7 will be available in 12 ounce bottles and draft.

StyleLager (w/ Riesling Juice, Peach Puree, Lemon Zest. Oak Aged.)
Hops: Nelson Sauvin, Lemondrop, Hallertau Blanc
Malts: Pale Malt, Sonoran White Wheat, Missouri Wheat, Honey Malt, Corn Grits

Availability: 12oz Bottles, Draft.
Debut: August, 2017 (Estimated)

6% ABV

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Boulevard Show Me Sour debuts in the “Show Me” State

Boulevard Show Me Sour

Boulevard Show Me Sour debuts in the “Show Me” state this week. The first in a line of sessionable sours.

This beer first appeared in 2015 as a collaboration between Boulevard’s brewmaster Steven Pauwels and and Side Project’s Cory King. Both brewers are inspired by low alcohol, Belgian table beers.

Show Me Sour features 2 Row Pale, Maris Otter, and Amber 50 malt, plus Midnight Wheat. It is brewhouse soured, and after primary fermentation, was transferred into second use oak whiskey barrels. The final beer was blended back with fresh beer, resulting in a beer-y take on the whiskey sour cocktail.

Boulevard Show Me Sour is pleasantly puckering and an excellent choice alongside burnt ends, rum cake, salads with acidic dressings and soft cheeses. – Jeremy Danner, Ambassador Brewer

Boulevard Show Me Sour debuts this week in Kansas City. 12 ounce bottles can be found on shelves around the U.S. in the following weeks.

Style: American Wild/Sour Ale (Barrel Aged. Whiskey)
Availability: 12oz Bottles
Debut: March, 2017

4.3% ABV, 12 IBUs