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Boulevard Chocolate Ale with Raspberry released

Boulevard Chocolate Ale with Raspberry

Boulevard Chocolate Ale with Raspberry has joined the brewery’s 2016 Smokestack Series lineup.

For most, the base recipe is familiar. Boulevard Chocolate Ale has been a popular part of the Smokestack Series for a few years now. Boulevard collaborated with chocolate genius Christopher Elbow in order to get the chocolatey nuances right.

Here in January, 2016,  the brewery has released a fun spin on the popular chocolate recipe, this time with raspberries.

We’re always looking for playful new ways to approach the art of brewing, so we invited back celebrated chocolatier Christopher Elbow  to reimagine our very popular collaboration, Chocolate Ale. Elbow has earned a worldwide reputation for his ability to harmonize all kinds of flavors with chocolate. For this exciting new version has has paired the bright flavors and aromas of raspberry for a fresh take on an old favorite.

Boulevard Chocolate Ale with Raspberry is a 750 milliliter offering. A limited part of the brewery’s ongoing Smokestack Series.

Style: American Strong Ale (w/ Chocolate, Raspberry)
Availability: 750ml Bottles, Draft
Release: Mid-January, 2016

9.1% ABV

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Boulevard Imperial Stout Tart Cherry Coming to “X” Series

Boulevard Imperial Stout X Tart Cherry

Boulevard Imperial Stout X – Tart Cherry will soon join the brewery’s Imperial Stout X Series this year. Each release the series uses an imperial stout, and changes the recipe with coffee, chocolate, peppers and more.

Boulevard Imperial Stout X – Tart Cherry uses the key ingredient cherries, and a little lactic acid souring for a new blend of dark and tart.

As a special treat for lovers of big, complex stouts, Boulevard Brewing Company offers the 2015 Imperial Stout “X” series. The “X” factor stands for key ingredients added to each of several different limited releases planned throughout the year. This edition spotlights the addition of tart cherries in fermentation, as well as lactic souring on the brewhouse, marrying robust, smoky maltiness to bracing tartness.

Boulevard Imperial Stout X – Tart Cherry will be available in 750 milliliter bottles. Recent releases include Imperial Stout Aztec Chocolate, and Coffee.

StyleImperial Stout (w/ Cherries)
Availability: 750ml Bottles, Corked & Caged. Draft.
Release: TBA

11% ABV

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Boulevard Imperial Stout X – Aztec Chocolate Launches

Boulevard imperial Stout Aztec Chocolate

Boulevard Brewing Company (Kansas City, MO) is releasing variations of their Smokestack Series Imperial Stout this year. Imperial Stout X – Coffee has already come and gone, making way for Boulevard Imperial Stout X – Aztec Chocolate.

Boulevard Imperial Stout X – Aztec Chocolate features cinnamon, dried pasilla negro and ancho chiles, plus cacao nibs.

The second installment, Imperial Stout X – Aztec Chocolate, takes inspiration from traditional drinking chocolate referred to as Xocoatl. The ancient Aztecs held chocolate in such high regard that in addition to its place as a holy drink in ceremonies, cacao beans were a form of currency…

Boulevard Imperial Stout X – Aztec Chocolate is now available in 750ml bottles.

StyleImperial Stout (w/ Chocolat, Cinnamon, Chili Peppers.)
Availability: 750ml bottles, Draft. Limited release.
Arrival: June, 2015

11% ABV

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Boulevard Celebrates Soccer Team Win with Saison

Boulevard Brewing (Kansas City, MO) is commemorating the Major League Soccer Cup winning Sporting Kansas City.

Joining the Smokestack Series is Sporting Kansas City Championship Ale, celebrating the win, and the team’s hard work.

“We are excited to share this unique collaboration with fans of both the brewery and the team,” said Jeremy Ragonese, Boulevard’s director of marketing. “Despite a tight production schedule, everyone at Boulevard was committed to recognizing a remarkable season with a special release. Sporting KC has been a great hometown partner for us, and we look forward to celebrating their wins for years to come.”

Boulevard Sporting Kansas City Championship Ale will be a saison hopped with a new German hop Mandarina Bavaria. The her will hit shelves in the Kansas City area in June.

Style: Saison
Availability: 750ml Bottles. Limited to 2,000 cases
Arrival: June, 2014

6.2% ABV

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Boulevard Love Child #4: June

Boulevard’s Love Child Series is among some of the best American wild ales produced in the United States. Typically, the beer is released in March in the Smokestack Series.

Fans of the beer can expect it to start hitting shelves this June.

Boulevard Love Child #4 is a blend of whiskey and wine barrel aged ales, fermented with Lactobacillus (yeast that beer sour) and Brettanomyces (yeast that adds a “funky” flavor.

Expect Love Child #4 in 750ml bottles, corked & caged.

Style: American Wild Ale (Barrel Aged. Whiskey. Wine Barrels)
Arrival: June, 2014

8.8% ABV

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Boulevard Rye-On-Rye 2014 Ships

It’s a cold January out there. Boulevard Brewing (Kansas City, MO) has a beer to help you warm up a bit.

Kicking off the the year with the first release in their Smokestack Series is Rye-On-Rye. The base beer a rye beer, aged in Templeton Rye barrels.

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 Citra and Ahtanum hops before easing into a dry, lingering finish.

Style: Rye Beer (w/ Brown Sugar, DextroseBarrel Aged. Whiskey)
Hops: Magnum, Citra, Styrian Golding, Athanum
Malt: Pale Malt, Malted Rye, Munich, Cara 50, Crystal Rye

Availability: 750ml Bottles, Draft. Limited Release. January Seasonal

12% ABV, 44 IBUs

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Boulevard on Barrel Aged Imperial Stout [VIDEO]

Boulevard Brewing (Kansas City, MO) is on the cusp of releasing another round of Imperial Stout in their Smokestack Series.

Imperial Stout rounds out the Smokestack Series release calendar. This big 11.8% ABV imperial stout is a blend of whiskey barrel aged and fresh beer. Nuance is everything in craft beer. Just ask brewer superstar Jeremy Danner.

At a glance – see Boulevard’s 2014 Smokestack Schedule.