Boulevard Brewing Co.’s fall seasonal will be on shelves soon, but this time it will be in bottles instead of cans.
The beer in question is Tart Apple Radler 2020, a 4.1 percent ABV American-style wheat ale blended with both citrus and lemon packaged in 12-ounce bottles. The ale debuted as an option in Boulevard’s lineup in 2018 packaged in 12-ounce cans, but the Kansas City, Mo.-based brewery was forced to switch to bottles due to “the Great Can Shortage” according to a post on its Instagram page.
Tart Apple Radler joins three other radlers that use Boulevard’s Unfiltered Wheat Beer (4.4 percent ABV) as its base, a list that includes Ginger Lemon Radler, Cherry Lime Radler and Cranberry Orange Radler.
The original radler was invented in 1922 when the owner of a Bavarian inn named Franz Xaver Kugler began running out of beer and added lemon-lime soda to a lager to serve to some thirsty cyclists.
According to Boulevard, Tart Apple Radler 2020 will be packaged in 12-ounce bottles that are scheduled to be released “in the greater Kansas City area” on Oct. 5, with “surrounding areas to follow.”