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.
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.
Avery Tequilana will be the 43rd release in the brewery’s Barrel Aged Series. If you are a tequila fan, you’re in for a treat.
Expect a light sour beer with a blast of tequila flavor, especially on the nose. The brewery has a close relationship with El Atlo, Mexico based Suerte Tequila. The brewery has been purchasing their barrels for years and now have nearly 200 on site.
Avery Tequilana is a blend of both resposado and anejo tequila barrels, aged for seven months. Suerte barrels really give the final beer a very pronounced flavor, which is why the love affair has lasted so long.
“Tequilana,” said Rupp, “has a very pure and huge tequila character. Since this beer was aged in reposado and añejo tequila barrels for seven months, it’s really exciting to smell and taste oak character in the beer such as butterscotch, vanilla, and agave notes since they come simply from the barrels themselves.” – Travis Rupp, Avery’s R&D Manager
Agave tequilana, more commonly known as blue agave, is the naming inspiration for Avery Tequilana. Find it on draft at the brewery starting March 13th, and nationally in 12 ounce bottles.
Wild Heaven Height of Civilization, the brewery’s barrel aged Civilization Barleywine returns to the wild this week.
In 2014, the brewery purchased Dulce Vida Organic Tequila barrels ahead of this release. Wild Heaven Height of Civilization spent four months aging in the barrels prior to bottling.
The base beer, Wild Heaven Civilization Barleywine, brewed with dried Prussian lemons, Iranian hibiscus, tart cherries, cranberries, and cocoa nibs that have been re-hydrated in Four Roses bourbon.
The beer has been so well received, Wild Heaven got a hold of more Dulce Vida tequila barrels to bring this complex beer back once again.
Wild Heaven Height of Civilization is available in 750ml bottles for a limited time.
Below, the beer enters the barrel. Pic: Wild Heaven
Short’s Tequila Sauna debuted Friday, September 23rd – a golden sour ale.
As the name suggests, Short’s Tequila Sauna is aged in tequila barrels. Addtionally, the beer was fermented with orange and pomegrantes,
This beer has a dark gold hue and a big nose of tequila, oak, and wisps of tangy fruit. Tequila and oak flavors are present at first sip followed by a mouth coating acidity. Mild flavors of pomegranate and orange peak through before a dry and slightly funky finish.
Short’s Tequila Sauna is part of Short’s Private Stache Series, originally launched in 2015. The pub-only releases are experimental, barrel-aged, sour, or really anything the brewers can dream up. Available in bottles exclusively at the Bellaire Pub.
Lost Abbey Madonna and Child, a new tequila barrel-aged sour, debuts this Friday in San Marcos, California.
A tequila sour is a first for Lost Abbey. Two years ago, the brewery released Agave Maria, a strong ale brewed with agave nectar and aged in Anejo and Reposado barrels for 10 months.
Lost Abbey Madonna and Child is brewed with lime and salt – pairing with well with the tequila notes from the barrel.
We started with a great base beer and aged it in tequila barrels, added some lime and a bit of salt for some true baja flavors. The result has us rethinking which one of our “children” we truly love the most. Lucky for Madonna, she only had one amazing child to care for.
The 375 milliliter bottles debut on September 23rd at the brewery, with distribution to begin the following Monday.
Image: Lost Abbey
Avery Expletus is the next Barrel-Aged Series release (#36) on March 20th, 2016. This edition is the brewery’s own version of a Tequila Sunrise (typically made with orange juice, cherries, tequila, and grenadine.
Cherries and tequila barrel-aging highlight this new iteration, an American wild/sour ale. The brewery touts this as their most tequila-forward release to date.
Sometimes you set off on a journey with a destination in mind, but you find what you were seeking many miles before.
Avery Expletus a 12 ounce bottle offering.
Avery Lunctis Viribus is the brewery’s 33rd release in their Barrel-Aged Series. A unique blend of barrels that you might not always mix together, highlight this new release.
Avery Lunctis Viribus is a 50/50 blend of American sour beer aged tequila barrels, and Cabernet Sauvignon barrels. It’s not often you see tequila blended with wine.
This 33rd entry in the series will be available Sunday at the brewery at 11 am. Distribution states found below.
Distribution: AZ, CA, CO, DC, IL, KS, KY, MA, MN, MO, PA, TX, VA, WA, and WY.