Wednesday, November 17, 2010
Day 321 Drink: Boulevard Nutcracker Ale
Boulevard Brewing has been a craft brewing beacon in Kansas City since 1989. The operation is one of the largest Midwest craft brewers, shipping beer to 20 states. Boulevard does not have a brewpub, but does offer free tours as long as you make a reservation. Check out www.boulevard.com.
Boulevard Nutcracker Ale is a 5.8 percent alcohol by volume holiday brew. The beer is a dark copper color with a thick off white head. There is plenty of malt in this beer, which takes control even with 38 IBU offered up by spicy Chinook hops. This is a drinkable and rewarding holiday seasonal.