Boulevard Noble Prize is set to debut in 2017.
The Kansas City, Missouri based brewery already has a year-round pilsner, KC Pils, a tribute their hometown. Next year, a stronger one will rise into the Smokestack Series.
Boulevard Noble Prize, an imperial pilsner, is slated to debut in the brewery’s Smokestack Series lineup in March, 2017.
The Smokestack Series is currently home to beers like Tank 7, The Sixth Glass, and Bourbon Barrel Quad. This year, Boulevard started making the switch to 12 ounce bottles for some of the Smokestack Series releases. Noble Prize will follow suit in 12 ounce bottles as well.
Two beers are slated to join the year-round Smokestack Series in 2017. Prize will be first, with a new imperial stout coming later in the year.
Style: Imperial Pilsner
Availability: 12oz Bottles, Draft.
Debut: March, 2017
7.7% ABV, 30 IBUs
Boulevard Collaboration No. 6 Barrel Aged Blend brings California based brewery, Firestone Walker into the mix for this latest series addition. This 750 mililiter release is a blend of two Boulevard and two Firestone Walker beers.
At 45% of the blend, Boulevard’s Bourbon Barrel Quad makes up the largest portion of the beer, followed by Firestone Walker Stickee Monkee at an additional 35%. The last 20% consists of Boulevard Imperial Stout X – Tart Cherry (whiskey barrel-aged), and Firestone Walker Velvet Merkin at 10% each.
Boulevard Collaboration No. 6 Barrel Aged Blend is a limited release on draft and 750ml bottles.
Style: American Strong Ale
Availability: 750ml Bottles, Draft. Limited release.
Release: November, 2016
Boulevard Cranberry Orange Radler is now hitting shelves.
In 2014, the brewery debuted Ginger Lemon Radler. A departure from the brewery’s exemplary lineup? Sure. A success? You bet. Lighter alcohol offerings are always in demand.
Now in October, Boulevard Cranberry Orange Radler is expanding the brewery’s radler lineup. Jeremy Danner, brewer at Boulevard mentions that the process to create this release is pretty much the same – base beer is Unfiltered Wheat; swapping in ginger and lemon juice.
Cranberry Orange Radler will open with an aroma of sweet blood oranges and just a hint of cranberry. The blood orange character boldly manifests in the flavor giving way to cranberry tartness.
Boulevard Cranberry Orange Radler is a 12 ounce can and draft offering in fall, 2016.
4% ABV, 12 IBUs
Boulevard Bourbon Barrel Quad, aka “BBQ” has been a part of the brewery’s Smokestack Series for years. The Kansas City based brewery ages a quadrupel in bourbon barrels with cherries for the release.
Starting in September, this popular Smokestack member is switching over to 12 ounce bottles, and becoming a year-round release.
Based loosely on the Smokestack Series’ The Sixth Glass, this abbey-style quadrupel is separated into a number of oak bourbon barrels where it ages for varying lengths of time, some for up to three years. Cherries are added to make up for the “angel’s share” of beer lost during barrel aging. Selected barrels are then blended for optimum flavor. The resulting beer retains only very subtle cherry characteristics, with toffee and vanilla notes coming to the fore.
The brewery has instituted this new format change for one of the brewery’s most loved beers. You’ll find “BBQ” in 12 ounce bottles, a part of a 4-pack, year-round going forward.
Availability: 12oz Bottles, Draft.
Debut: September, 2016
11% ABV, 19 IBUs
Image: Boulevard Brewing
Boulevard Scotch-on-Scotch. A new limited release coming in 2017.
More information to follow.
Boulevard Funky Pumpkin makes a seasonal return this week. The Kansas City, Missouri’s unique take on the pumpkin seasonal.
In a sea of pumpkin spiced ales, Boulevard Funky Pumpkin is definitely one one of the more unique. In the spirit of Berliner Weisse, Funky Pumpkin is kettle soured with the lactic acid producing bacteria, Lactobacillus.
Our entry in the very popular pumpkin ale market is an eccentric one, with pumpkin flavor scarcely present, upstaged by cinnamon, allspice, nutmeg and ginger. Brewhouse souring lends a subtle, pleasant tartness putting the “unk” in “funky.”
Boulevard Funky Pumpkin is available in 12 ounce bottles and draft. 2016 season will be the last time you’ll find Funky Pumpkin (at least for a while), as the brewery will not release it in 2017.
5.8% ABV, 28 IBUs
Boulevard Imperial Stout X Manhattan is ready to join the brewery’s Smokestack Series.
Recently, the Kansas City, Missouri based brewery expanded their well-known Smokestack Series to include a few entries with new treatments. The most recent example – Rye-on-Rye Sazerac. (Brewed to mimic the cocktail.)
Boulevard Imperial Stout X Manhattan incorporate the base imperial stout, aged in Jefferson’s Manhattan barrels, that were used age the cocktail
As a special treat for lovers of big, complex stouts, Boulevard Brewing Company offers the 2016 Imperial Stout “X” series. The “X” factor stands for key variables added to each of several different limited releases throughout the year. This batch was aged in cooperage that had been used to barrel finish Jefferson’s Manhattan cocktail, boding k an oaky/vanilla character with notes of earthy spice.
On shelves now is a sazerac inspired edition of Rye-on-Rye, also a part of the Smokestack Series.
Boulevard Imperial Stout X Manhattan is a 750 milliliter bottle release.
Ed note: The alcohol by volume may prohibit distribution in some states. Image: Boulevard Brewing