STAFF PICKS: FOUR BEERS FOR YOUR MEMORIAL DAY SHINDIG!

It’s Memorial Day Weekend and whatever it is that you’re doing, you’ll need to lose yourself in an amazing ale. Any of these staff picks will set the tone for your shindig, whether it’s grillin’ or float trippin’!! Have an amazing holiday weekend, and please, drink responsibly!

 

Bell’s Oberon Ale

Bell's oberon ale

Wheat ale fermented with Bell’s signature house ale yeast, mixing a spicy hop character with mildly fruity aromas. The addition of wheat malt lends a smooth mouthfeel, making it a classic summer beer. ABV 5.8%

Sierra Nevada Summerfest

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Summerfest is brewed to feature the best of Bohemian nature. Crisp, golden, dry and incredibly drinkable, Summerfest has a delicate and complex malt flavor and spicy and floral hop character—the perfect warm weather beer. ABV: 5.0%

Not Your Father’s Vanilla Cream Ale

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The Vanilla Cream Ale is brewed with a unique blend of spices inspired by “gruit” brewing. Gruit is German for “herbs” and is an ancient way of bittering and flavoring beer using roots, spices, flowers and berries.  NYFVCA combines a lightly sweet flavor with a smooth finish. ABV: 4.1%

Boulevard Sampler Twelve

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The Boulevard Sampler 12 pack features:

Ginger Lemon Radler –  A zesty, refreshing take on the tradition of mixing beer with soda or lemonade to create a light, thirst-quenching beverage ideal for warm weather. ABV: 4.05%; Unfiltered Wheat – a lively, refreshing ale with a natural citrusy flavor and distinctive cloudy appearance. An easy drinking American-style wheat beer that has become Boulevard’s most popular offering, ABV: 4.4%; Heavy Lifting IPA – Exploding with flavor and a huge helping of five remarkably zesty and piney hops (Centennial, Citra, Amarillo, Topaz and Cascade)ABV: 6.2%

New Beers on the Waiting List

We have added a few new beers to the waiting list. The list can be found at Wait List
Boulevard Love Child #3 is due to be released in KC next week. It should be here shortly thereafter
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Perennial has Fantastic Voyage
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and Savant
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Founders Doom will be out at the end of the week. It will be in short supply so only VIP list members will get a chance at getting any.
Finally Deschutes Class of 88 is on the list. We are going to do that one slightly differently. Since it may be multiple releases this year, I am not going to close it after the first batch is released and sold. I will keep it open, so you do not have to keep adding your name to the list.

Special Release from Boulevard

Boulevard Smokestack Coffee Ale

Neighbors for nearly twenty years, Boulevard Brewing Company and The Roasterie share a passion for making extraordinary beverages. In Coffee Ale, our two celebrated brewing traditions come together in a long-awaited collaboration. Ethiopian Sidamo from Africa’s Great Rift Valley has been carefully blended with rye, oats, and malted barley, and spiced with Perle and Styrian Golding hops. The delightfully fragrant beer presents a glowing, tawny-amber hue. The clean, crisp acidity of the air-roasted coffee mingles with malt on the palate, lingering faintly in a subtly sweet finish.
Color (EBC)    83.5
Bitterness (IBUs)    26
Original Gravity (Plato)    19.4
Terminal Gravity (Plato)    4.1
Alcohol (ABV)    9.3%
CO2 – Bottles    3.1 vol. (6.1g/L)
CO2 – Kegs    2.6 vol. (5.1 g/L)
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