Boulevard’s Saison-Brett is on shelves now

The funk is back.

The funk is back.

Boulevard wants to take Kansas City to funky town this week. Saison-Brett, the brewery on Southwest Boulevard’s latest Smokestack Series release, is on taps and shelves now. It’s a busy month for Boulevard. They’re also set to introduce a new brew, Entwined Ale, a malt beverage made with Muscat grape juice (and based on the Test Nelson), to kick off the Backroads Beers label [The Recommended Daily broke the story yesterday].

Saison-Brett (8.5% ABV) should be thought of as a cousin to Tank 7, the popular Farmhouse Ale that has become a year-round Smokestack offering. But it’s a wild cousin — hopped up on yeast (most notably Brettanomyces) that gives it an earthy, fruity and funky body. Boulevard gave RD a bottle and there’s citrus upfront with a dry finish. The brewery recommends you pair Saison-Brett with English Stilton. I’m going to tell you to grab some Thai food — it works well to cool down/compliment spicy dishes. If you’re on the fence, this is a favorite of brewmaster Steven Pauwels and brewer Jeremy Danner.

Saison-Brett is taking the place of Love Child #4, a sour beer that has been pushed back to June, in the Smokestack lineup. This is one you can (and should) cellar.

Jonathan Bender

Jonathan Bender is the founder of The Recommended Daily.

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