Tuesday, November 16, 2010
Boulevard Brewing Company celebrates 21st Anniversary
If you have had a Boulevard beer in the past 21 years, stop by your favorite drinking establishment on November 17th at 10pm, and raise a glass of Boulevard to toast their 21st Anniversary.
On November 17, 1989, the first keg of Boulevard beer was sold to Ponak’s Mexican Kitchen just a few blocks from the brewery. Since then boulevard has added numerous beers to their line and is shipped nationwide. Read this message from founder John McDonald about Boulevard coming of age.
Boulevard beers are currently available throughout Missouri, Kansas, Nebraska, Iowa, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota, Wyoming, Colorado, and Texas, with partial distribution in Illinois, Indiana, Alabama, Utah, Idaho, Oregon, and Washington.
The 21st Anniversary Fresh Hop Pale Ale is similar to the brewery's signature pale ale, but kicked up a notch to celebrate its coming of age.
Boulevard is passionate about beer and has many unique opportunities for those who are passionate as well.
In addition to making exceptional beers, Boulevard offers public and private brewery tours, event space rental, beer-pairing dinners and a BrewMasters Luncheon, which is a collaboration between the brewery and a local restaurant.
I have had the wonderful opportunity to attend both a private brewery tour and a Brewmasters Luncheon.
The tours really give an in depth look at the beer making process as well as lots of fun facts on how some of the beers got their names and of course tasting, tasting, tasting! Did I mention tasting, because you will not go away thirsty!
The Brewmasters Luncheon is held in the beautiful event space on the third floor. The view from this space is one of the best in the city.
The Luncheon I attended featured Webster House and had wonderful dishes prepared by their chef Charles d'Ablaing.
The first pairing was Amber Ale and a Chilean Sea Bass. The second was a seared duck breast and the Long Strange Triple and the last was a Bully Porter paired with an elk tenderloin.
If you have not had the chance to go to a Brewmasters Luncheon, put it on your list. It is a really neat to experience meet Boulevards Brewmaster Steven Pauwels and learn about all the different beers as he explains them in relations to dish, and then of course tasting the way the flavors work together is the added bonus!
Happy Anniversary Boulevard!
For more information on brewery tours, Brewmasters Luncheons and other opportunities Boulevard offers visit the Boulevard website.
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In Good Taste,