Boulevard Rye-on-Rye, a boozy part of the brewery’s Smokestack Series, hits shelves in their home of Kansas City, Missouri this week. Shortly after, you’ll find this fall offering in Boulevard other markets.
As you can probably guess, Boulevard Rye-on-Rye is a rye beer. If you love rye, bourbon and rye bourbon, don’t miss this limited offering.
Why Rye? This assertively flavorful grain is more often associated with whiskey than with ales. Even in that arena, it has largely been eclipsed by corn and barley, the sources of bourbon and scotch. But when we procured some seasoned barrels from our friends at Templeton Rye, we asked ourselves, “Why not?” Why not brew a rich, tawny rye ale, then mellow it in the warmth of charred oak rye whiskey casks? Two kinds of malted rye provide spicy sweetness, giving way to notes of caramelized wood and the citrusy tang of Perle, Magnum, and Saphir hops before easing into a dry, lingering finish.
Boulevard Rye on Rye is a draft and 750 milliliter, corked and caged offering.
12% ABV, 47 IBUs