Flenker catches up, and drank some Cantillon 2

Flenker catches up, and drank some Cantillon
A couple of quick bits this morning.  I’ve been meaning to do like 4 different posts about things, but have gotten sidetracked with other stuff (read: lazy). First off, a few weeks later, the KC Craft Beer Festival was great.  It was hot, which made stouts sound not as appealing, but some other beers worked ...

Flenker has a crush on Boulevard, pass it on! 5

Flenker has a crush on Boulevard, pass it on!
The path to my current spot in life has been circuitous at best.  Starting in Iowa, I bounced around a couple college towns, doing whatever those who flounder about in college do.  When I was done with that phase, the next logical step in my mind was to move to Austin, TX, to become a ...

Kansas City Craft Beer Festival 2

Kansas City Craft Beer Festival
June in Kansas City.  It’s a lovely time of the year.  Many, many of the years, the Royals are well on their way to falling out of contention (I’m not fully convinced of their contention this season, I think .500 is more realistic, but I’m enjoying the ride.  The future is here, Royal friends.  This ...

Beer O’ Clock (or holy hell I’m behind on beer reviews) 12

Beer O' Clock (or holy hell I'm behind on beer reviews)
I used to do this thing on the football blog that was called “Beer O’ Clock.” It was a labor of love that kept me sort of sane. After a week of demands, I would hole up in the Marcave (cunning linguist) and drink and write about beer. It felt good. It felt right. I’m ...

Guest Review: Boulevard Beer 21st Anniversary Fresh Hop Pale Ale (2010 Vintage) 6

Guest Review: Boulevard Beer 21st Anniversary Fresh Hop Pale Ale (2010 Vintage)
As we continue to celebrate American Craft Beer Week, we have another guest review tonight.  This one comes courtesy of @michaelgraham. He reviews Boulevard’s 21st Anniversary Fresh Hop Pale Ale and was even so kind as to provide a photo of his beer.  Thanks to Michael for his review.  If you’d like to send in ...

Quick & Dirty – Boulevard Collaboration No. 1 Imperial Pilsner 1

Quick & Dirty - Boulevard Collaboration No. 1 Imperial Pilsner
You may have read Flenker’s post about Boulevard’s latest collaboration with Deschutes. It’s going to be named Collaboration No. 2. Tonight I drank Collaboration No. 1. It is an Imperial Pilsner weighing in at 8% ABV. It comes in a cork and caged 750 ml bottle. I’ve had this bottle at least a year, probably ...

Boulevard + Deschutes = GOOD TIMES 7

Boulevard + Deschutes = GOOD TIMES
I don’t know what I’ve done to deserve such great friends and connections in life, because I’m not sure I bring much to the table on my end, but I know a good thing when I see it.  I’m beginning to think Morehouse was on the right track with the Zelig of beer thing.  Knowing ...

Imperial Stout, Boulevard? Jackpot, Boulevard 11

Imperial Stout, Boulevard? Jackpot, Boulevard
A beautiful Kansas City afternoon is giving way to a cool, crisp night.  I’m sitting in my backyard as day turns to dusk, sipping on a 2011 Boulevard Imperial Stout.  You know what?  I think things are going to be alright. Boulevard’s latest iteration of their Smokestack Series Imperial Stout was released (to most stores) ...