Wild Heaven Craft Beers (Avondale Estates, GA) will release a bourbon barrel version of Civilization Barleywine in 2015, dubbed Height of Civilization. The brewery put the barleywine into barrels today.
Civilization’s recipe was recently tweaked (to include bourbon soaked cocoa nibs) and is a complex 12% ABV beer.
Since then, the series has featured 4-5 offerings a year, each barrel-aged and unique.
The 2015 line is now available, featuring a couple of new faces, plus some familiar “ish” offerings:
- Siren Noire: Bourbon barrel chocolate imperial stout (Jan-March)
- Phantom Ship: Barrel-aged Belgian tripel (available March – April)
- Blackbeard’s Breakfast: Coffee-bourbon porter (available May – June)
- Red Sky at Morning: Belgian-style saison aged in Chardonnay barrels (available July – August)
- Yule Tide: Gingerbread rum-barrel-aged weizenbock (available November – December)
Siren Noire has been in the Uncharted Waters series since day one. Yule Tide, once a tripel, varies each year. The 2015 “gingerbread” aspect is new for this late 2015 release.
Red Sky at Morning is a spin off of the brewery’s Red Sky at Night saison, aged in Chardonnay wine barrels.
Phantom Ship, and Blackbeard’s Breakfast are completely new.
One of the fastest growing styles in craft beer right now? Lower alcohol by volume (ABV) IPAs aka or “session IPAs.” Beer folks love their hops. Beer folks love to drink more, and longer. For that, there will be Heavy Seas CrossBones.
Heavy Seas CrossBones is session IPA joining the brewery’s lineup in January, 2015. Built on the principle, full flavored, hoppy beer, with less booze.
Full on hop aroma with surprising rich mouthfeel, this 4.5% ABV Session IPA delivers a broadside of flavor without getting your powder wet!
Heavy Seas CrossBones Session IPA will be available in 12oz bottles, and draft. There is also artwork for 12oz cans, although the brewery has not officially announced the offering in aluminum yet.
Availability: 12oz Bottles, Draft. 12oz Cans.
Heavy Seas Deep Six will be a new addition to the brewery’s lineup starting in January, 2015. Deep Six is an English-style porter.
Dark and earthy, this robust porter exhibits rich mocha-like complexity, with a dry finish that keeps all hand on deck.
Heavy Seas Deep Six will be available in 12oz bottles and draft.
Availability: 12oz Bottles, Draft. Jan-March, 2015
Southern Tier Right-O-Way IPA is a low ABV IPA joining the brewery’s year round line up in early 2015.
Right-O-Way IPA is brewed as a Session India Pale Ale with citrusy hops and floral aromas. These flavors, with the addition of lightly kilned malts and moderate hop bitterness, make Right-O-Way a refreshing and easy drinking beer. The sessionable 4.6% abv makes this one of the “easier” beers we’ve ever made. Enjoy it in your favorite glass or straight out of the bottle. Either way, make it Right-O-Way.
Southern Tier Right-O-Way IPA will be available in 12oz bottles and draft next year.
Availability: 12oz Bottles, Draft. Year round.
Anchor Flying Cloud San Francisco Stout will soon grace the brewery’s lineup once again. Flying Cloud is an export stout, brewed stronger to hold up over a long journey. You’ll also remember it at Zymaster Release #3.
A ship and a journey is where Flying Cloud San Francisco Stout gets its name. In 1851, the Flying Cloud ship sailed from New York City around Cape Horn (the southern most part of Chile) to San Francisco in just 125 days, 21 hours. Let’s assume the beer made it all the way too.
The stouts savored in gold rush San Francisco were no ordinary ales. They were export stouts – dark, intense, high gravity brews created to survive the long voyage around Cape Horn. Inspired by this unique history, Flying Cloud San Francisco Stout is a Dublin-style brew made with English Maris Otter malt, two black malts, and flaked barley. Nugget and Golding hops provide a spicy, floral complement to the deep, dark chocolatey multi nice and dry finish. The average clipper took 125 days to sail from New York to San Francisco but not Flying Cloud, which, in 1851, made the trip and 89 days, 21 hours, anchor to anchor. No other ship sailed it faster until 1989. With it’s “extreme” design, it’s Capt. Josiah Creesy and his wife/navigator Eleanor, the Flying Cloud is an ideal symbol for this distinctly delicious brew.
The 235 foot Flying Cloud clipper ship was built in Boston, Massachusetts for $90,000 dollars. Anchor Flying Cloud San Francisco Stout will be available in 12oz bottles, and draft. (And will make it to the east coast if FAR less time.)
Style: Export Stout
Availability: 12oz Bottles, Draft
Boulevard Brewing is proud of the Kansas City Royals. This year they almost took it all home. Crown Town Ale signifies the achievements of the team, and the loyal fans that surround it.
October of 2014 will forever be remembered in Kansas City as a time when the entire community united in support of our home-town team. Crown Town Ale is our toast to their inspiring journey and the remarkable achievements of our boys in blue; a golden blonde ale with bright citrus notes and just a hint of bitterness.
Boulevard Crown Town Ale will only be available in Kansas City, Missouri. The brewery has not set a release date. Due to copyright and trademark laws, the beer has no mention of the baseball team on the label.
The Royals finished 89-73 on the season.
Style: Blonde Ale
Availability: 750ml bottles. Kansas City, MO only