A new beer shipping tomorrow from Boulevard Brewing Co. might seem a bit familiar.
Tropical Pale is a 5.9 percent ABV pale ale brewed with Maris Otter, Munich and caramel malts as well as Azacca, calypso, Citra, Mosaic and topaz hops. In addition, grapefruit peel, grapefruit juice and passion fruit juice was added at the end of the boil.
The Kansas City, Mo.-based brewery released a similar beer as a collaboration with Cigar City Brewing in Tampa, Fla. named Collaboration No. 5 — Tropical Pale Ale that also incorporated passion fruit and grapefruit, but that beer came in at a larger 7.3 percent ABV as was sold in 750ml bottles.
According to a post on Boulevard’s website, Tropical Pale will be packaged in six-packs of 12-ounce cans, and will begin shipping to retailers on May 10 in the greater Kansas City, Mo. area, with other states in the breweries distribution footprint following shortly after.
Update (May 9, 2016) — This post was updated to include details on the release date, brewing details and distribution information. It was originally published on Feb. 15, 2016.