The third collaboration from Boulevard Brewing (Kansas City, MO) is brewed with Pretty Things Beer & Ale Project in Somerville, MA. Pretty Things recently took a road trip over the summer and found themselves in Kansas City. The breweries know each other from various beer festivals.
Stingo is the name of the collaboration, a 17th century English beer style. Why stingo? Dann and Martha Paquette of Pretty Things have a connection to England. Dann brewed in England for years, and Martha was born in Yorkshire. Great idea honestly. So how did it turn out? Boulevard brewmaster Steven Pauwels describes Stingo as:
…bold and full-bodied, with a big malty nose, hints of dark malt, chocolate, licorice, and black fruits, and just the right amount of tartness in the finish. It pairs exceptionally well with wild game, smoked meats, strong cheeses, and heavily seasoned dishes.
Stingo joins Boulevard’s Smokestack Series
Style: English Strong Ale
Availability: 750 ml Bottles, corked & caged. Draft. One time release.
Distribution: Through Boulevard
Previous Boulevard Collaborations:
1: Imperial Pilsner with Orval brewmaster Jean-Marie Rock
2. White I.P.A. with Deschutes Brewery
Kansas City — In recent years, American beer lovers have had the opportunity to enjoy a variety of interesting, often one-of-a-kind ales and lagers arising from the collaborative efforts of independent brewers. In 2010, Boulevard Brewing produced an Imperial Pilsner with esteemed Orval brewmaster Jean-Marie Rock, and last year brewed a “White I.P.A.” with Deschutes Brewery. This time, Boulevard has partnered with Pretty Things Beer and Ale Project to resurrect an obscure but delightful 17th century English style known as “Stingo.”
The idea to work with Pretty Things, a “gypsy brewer” from Somerville, Mass., came after Boulevard employees got to know founders Dann and Martha Paquette at east coast beer festivals. Dann, who spent several years brewing in England–where he lived with the Yorkshire-born Martha–was the one who came up with the idea for a Stingo-style ale. Boulevard brewmaster Steven Pauwels was up for the challenge. Pretty Things traveled to Boulevard in April to brew the beer.
“The Pretty Things crew brought a level of creativity and energy to this project that was infectious,” said Pauwels. “We had a great time re-inventing this deserving but nearly forgotten style, and I believe craft beer enthusiasts will enjoy the results.”
Pauwels describes Collaboration No. 3 as bold and full-bodied, with a big malty nose, hints of dark malt, chocolate, licorice, and black fruits, and just the right amount of tartness in the finish. It pairs exceptionally well with wild game, smoked meats, strong cheeses, and heavily seasoned dishes. The beer will be available in 1/6 barrel kegs and 750ml bottles with cork-and-cage finish, and is set to appear throughout Boulevard’s selling territory in August.
About Boulevard Brewing Company
Boulevard Brewing Company has grown to become one of the largest specialty brewers in the Midwest, dedicated to the craft of producing fresh, flavorful beers using traditional ingredients and the best of both old and new brewing techniques. Boulevard beers are distributed in 23 states and the District of Columbia. For more information, visit Boulevard.com, find us on Facebook, or follow us onTwitter.
Remember back in April when Pretty Things Beer & Ale Project went on a road trip? They stopped in Kansas City, Missouri to brew with Boulevard. The group created the 3rd installment of Boulevard’s Smokestack Collaboration Series. Pretty Things is a bit like Mikkeller, Evil Twin, & Stillwater as they don’t have a physical brewery. Their gypsy brewers, that create tasty is various places around the U.S. The above is a prime example.
So what is it?
They created an English style ale called “Stingo.” Stingo is a strong ale originating the northern England. It’s a pretty old style too. You’ll find literature references to it before 1700. They are oak aged (usually more than a year) before arriving in your glass. Stingo is said to “sting” the palate, thus the name was born.
Boulevard brewmaster, Steven Pauwels joins Dann and Martha Paquette of Pretty Things for this collab. Expect woody flavors mixed with fruit and complex malts.
Style: English Style Strong Ale
Availability: 750 ml bottles, Corked & Caged. Draft
Read More: Boulevard Brewing
The brewing will occur on the 25/26th of April. More to follow. [PrettyThings]