Boulevard & Piney River Brewing Collaborate On 2017 Boulevardia Sparkling Ale

31 May 2017

imageFrom Boulevard:

In the months leading up to Boulevardia 2014, we recognized that a festival bearing our name wouldn’t be complete without an official beer to call its own. With this in mind, we created Boulevardia Celebration Sour, a tart, refreshing session sour featuring fresh citrus and black pepper notes from the use of Pacific Jade hops and a brief rest on virgin oak. In 2015, we worked with Cory King, the owner and brewer of Side Project Brewing in St. Louis, to create Show-Me Sour, our play on a beer version of a whiskey sour. In 2016, we invited all Kansas City based Taps & Tastes Experience breweries in to brew Boulevardia Berliner Weisse, a refreshingly tart, low ABV wheat beer featuring bright fruity notes contributed by lemon, lime and orange peels.

In 2017, we knew we wanted to keep the local love vibe going, but we chose to expand our focus a bit and invite our friends from Piney River Brewing Company in Bucyrus, Missouri to brew the official beer of Boulevardia 2017. Ask anyone in the Midwest who they think are the nicest people (making some of the best beer) around and nearly everyone will call out Brian and Joleen Durham and the good people of Piney River Brewing Company. In just six years, they’ve established their 80-acre farm brewery in the Ozarks as a destination for craft beer lovers.

Working closely with Boulevard Brewing Supervisor Dan Chivetta, the Piney River crew and our brewers chose to brew their take on sparkling or cream ale. Inspired by the history of the Stockyards District and its connection to agriculture and honest, hard work; our collaboration team wanted to make a beer that spoke to the location of the festival while addressing a desire to brew an easy-drinking, thirst quenching beer appropriate for an outdoor festival in June. Originally brewed by smaller American ale brewers to compete with larger lager brewers, sparkling ales are historically brewed with six-row barley and flaked maize. Our iteration follows that tradition and includes Cluster and Galena hops for bitterness and flavor/aroma respectively.

Pouring a brilliant golden color, Boulevardia Sparkling Ale opens with aromas of honey-like malt accented by very subtle notes of spicy citrus from Galena hops. Imminently drinkable, the beer delivers crisp cereal malt flavors punctuated by lively carbonation resulting in the perfect summer festival refreshment.

Boulevardia Sparking Ale, at 5.1% ABV and 15 IBUs, will be available exclusively on draft throughout the Boulevardia festival grounds as well as in the sold-out Taps & Tastes Experience.

--- Jeremy Danner, Ambassador Brewer

0 comments (click to read or post):

Post a Comment

Please leave a comment...I do moderate them so it may not immediately appear...and please be nice!

WILK Friday BeerBuzz

2016 NEPA BlogCon Winner

2016 NEPA BlogCon Winner

Lets Talk Beer!

We've added some tools to encourage interaction. First and foremost, you'll see the Recent Comments section up above. This list displays the most recent comments from individual posts. Feel free to comment on ANY post by clicking on the "comments" link at the bottom of any post, or any link in the Recent Comments section. Comments are moderated, however you can choose to post anonymously.

Please also remember mybeerbuzz is very active on Facebook & Twitter and we DO support RSS feeds for posts and comments.

Advertising

mybeerbuzz.com is not affiliated with any of the advertisers shown above. We run Ads as a way to help offset the costs to run this FREE blog....BUT if you do happen to click on any of these ads (even if you don't buy), we do eventually get a few pennies....literally.
Creative Commons License
mybeerbuzz.com by mybeerbuzz.com is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported License.
Based on a work at mybeerbuzz.com.

  © Copyright 2016 mybeerbuzz.com

Back to TOP