Kansas City, Mo. is hosting the fifth annual Boulevardia urban street festival on June 15-16, highlighted by a special collaboration beer featuring Boulevard Brewing Co.
Central Standard Brewing from Wichita, Kans., 2nd Shift Brewing from St. Louis and Mikkeller from Copenhagen joined Boulevard in making Boulevardia Sour Grisette, the official beer of the 2018 festival.
“We brewed the base beer last June with select ingredients from our collaborating partners when they were in town for the 2017 Taps & Tastes,” said Steven Pauwels, Boulevard brewmaster. “After nearly a year aging in oak with native cultures selected by our Lead Brewer Ryan McNeive, Boulevardia Sour Grisette pours a honey-golden color and features flavors and aromas of lemon peel, honeydew melon and bright lactic acidity. Accented by notes of vanilla and oak contributed by aging, this rustic, sessionable sour beer is light and airy with a crisp, quenching finish.”
Tickets to the Taps & Tastes portion of the festival, which features 60 craft breweries alongside specialty foods, are $85 for general admission and $115 for VIP and early entry.