Boulevard Tap Takeover
Date: Tuesday, Feb 13, 2018
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Location: Tavern Americana
Boulevard Big Beer Tap Takeover at Tavern Americana!
Boulevard Sampling and Swag from 5:30pm – 7:30pm
Rye on Rye
Bourbon Barrel Quad
Bundle Up Barley Wine
RYE ON RYE – 12%
BARREL-AGED RYE ALE
Why Rye? This assertively flavorful grain is more often associated with whiskey than with ales. Even in that arena, it has largely been eclipsed by corn and barley, the sources of bourbon and scotch. But when we procured some seasoned barrels from our friends at Templeton Rye, we asked ourselves, “Why not?” 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 vanilla, charred oak and the citrusy tang of Citra and Styrian Golding hops before easing into a dry, lingering finish.
BOURBON BARREL QUAD – 11.2%
WHISKEY BARREL-AGED BELGIAN-STYLE DARK STRONG ALE
Based loosely on the Smokestack Series’ The Sixth Glass, this abbey-style quadrupel is separated into a number of oak bourbon barrels where it ages for varying lengths of time, some for up to three years. Cherries are added to make up for the “angel’s share” of beer lost during barrel aging. Selected barrels are then blended for optimum flavor. The resulting beer retains only very subtle cherry characteristics, with toffee and vanilla notes coming to the fore.
TANK 7 FARMHOUSE ALE – 8.5%
When our brewers were experimenting with variations on a traditional Belgian-style farmhouse ale, the perfect combination of elements came together in fermenter number seven. You could call it fate, but they called it Tank 7, and so it is. Beginning with a big surge of fruity aromatics and grapefruit-hoppy notes, the flavor of this complex, straw-colored ale tapers off to a peppery, dry finish.
BUNDLE UP BARLEYWINE – 10.5%
Baby, it’s cold outside – come in and cozy up with our antidote to winter. Our first Barleywine, this big, bold beer features complex layers of caramel malt for an intense, warming presence. A liberal dose of spicy, piney American hops balances the blend, giving way to sweet, lingering notes of rum and raisin.
FLORA OBSCURA – 5.8%
Flora Obscura, literally dark flower, features massive dry-hopping, with Simcoe, Cascade, Amarillo, Mosaic and Galaxy hops over a robust porter base composed of two-row pale malt, two varieties of caramel malt, raw wheat and chocolate malt. Originally born as a test beer for our Tours & Rec Center, Flora Obscura explores the interplay of hops suggestive of orange, grapefruit and tropical fruit flavors with rich chocolate and espresso notes provided by roasted malts.
Event Posted by Rocky Quarles