Imperial Stout 2013 (Boulevard Brewing Company)

Style: Blended Barrel Aged Imperial Stout (60% ale, 40% ale aged in whiskey barrels) 11.8% ABV 63 IBU’s OG: 22 From Kansas City, MO Brewer’s Note: “Like India Pale Ale, the classic Imperial Stouts were originally brewed with high levels of alcohol and hops to withstand the rigors of a long sea journey, not to India but to Imperial Russia and the Baltic States. Our … Continue reading Imperial Stout 2013 (Boulevard Brewing Company)

Boulevard Smokestack Series: Saison-Brett (Boulevard Brewing Company)

Style: American Saison Ale 8.5% ABV 38 IBU’s OG: 17º Plato FG: 2.5º Plato Color: 12 (EBC) Malt: Pale Malt, Malted Wheat Adjuncts: Corn Flakes Hops: Magnum, Amarillo Vintage: 2012 From: Kansas City, Missouri Brewer’s Note: “Saison-Brett, based on our very popular Tank 7, is assertively dry hopped, then bottle conditioned with various yeasts, including Brettanomyces, a wild strain that imparts a distinctive earthy quality. Though this farmhouse ale … Continue reading Boulevard Smokestack Series: Saison-Brett (Boulevard Brewing Company)

Boulevard Smokestack Series: Long Strange Tripel (Boulevard Brewing Company)

Style: American Tripel 9.2% ABV 23 IBU’s Color (EBC): 16.4 O.G.: 19.1 Plato F.G.: 2.6 Plato CO2 – Bottles: 3.85 vol. (7.5 g/L) Brewer’s Note: “Lately it occurs to us that if, back in 1989, you planned on starting a brewery in the back of your carpentry shop, you’d been wise to seek out someone like Harold “Trip” Hogue. A collector of ancient Volvos, Trip … Continue reading Boulevard Smokestack Series: Long Strange Tripel (Boulevard Brewing Company)

Boulevard Smokestack Series: Sixth Glass (Boulevard Brewing Company)

Style: American Quadruple 10.5% ABV 22 IBU’s Color (EBC): 73.2 O.G.: 21.5 Plato F.G.: 2.6 Plato CO2 – Bottles: 4.0 vol. (8.0 g/L) Brewer’s Note: “‘Do you know what dwells in a glass?’ asks Ole, in Hans Christian Andersen’s The Watchman of the Tower. Better known for stories such as The Little Mermaid, Andersen wrote this short, cautionary tale for a somewhat older audience. Our quadrupel … Continue reading Boulevard Smokestack Series: Sixth Glass (Boulevard Brewing Company)

Tank 7 Farmhouse Ale (Boulevard Brewing Company)

Style: American Saison/Farmhouse Ale 8.0% ABV 38 IBU’s Color (EBC): 12 O.G.: 17.3 Plato F.G.: 2.5 Plato CO2 – Bottles: 3.5 vol. (7.0 g/L) Brewer’s Note: “Most breweries have at least one piece of equipment that’s just a bit persnickity. Here at Boulevard we have fermenter number seven, the black sheep of our cellar family. Ironically, when our brewers were experimenting with variations on a … Continue reading Tank 7 Farmhouse Ale (Boulevard Brewing Company)

Collaboration No. 3 (Pretty Things Beer & Ale Project and Boulevard Brewing Company)

Style: Stingo English Style Sour Ale 8.5% ABV 35 IBU’s Color (EBC): 76   The bottle has old classy vibe emanating from it, which I love.  It reeks of the classic Kansas City style found on auction posters and handles of whiskey, and which Boulevard has wonderfully and appropriately adopted as their style.  I always love a good corked beer and the labeling on the … Continue reading Collaboration No. 3 (Pretty Things Beer & Ale Project and Boulevard Brewing Company)