Boulevard’s Two Jokers Double-Wit is proving a lot to be a lot like The Spin Doctors, “Two Princes.” That funky beat just keeps coming back. Out of the Boulevard Brewing Co.’s seasonal Smokestack Series ration since 2011, Two Jokers returns to taps today and hits store shelves on Tuesday, July 8.
The summer seasonal, which is tart with a crisp, dry finish, is one close to brewmaster Steven Pauwels’ heart. And that’s because, even at 8% ABV, it’s refreshing like a neighbor’s pool.
The Belgian-style Wit is a wild mix of the spice drawer. There’s coriander, cardamom, lavender, and peppercorns; but the easiest one for you to pick out will be the orange peel. The coriander and pepper are there too, but they’re merely sidekicks to the bright citrus notes. Boulevard recommends pairing this with grilled fish or chicken, garden salads or fruit compotes. And just like the Spin Doctors, this one will either come to define the summer for you or make you glad when Boulevard returns it to the cabinet.