Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Boulevard Amber, Not Just for Omaha Anymore

Boulevard Amber Ale is coming to a tap near you as early as this weekend(Update: Amber will be available mid-September). Amber was only previously available in Omaha and Lincoln because of their mass consumption of Fat Tire. Sure you could get it in the wonderful Boulevard variety pack but that's not like drinking it from a nice pint glass in one of Kansas City's finest drinking establishments.

While amber is not my favorite style of beer, nor even one I seek out, Boulevard Amber is a damn fine specimen. In our Boulevard v. Odell showdown Boulevard Amber dominated with a unanimous victory. Boulevard Amber also makes Fat Tire taste like Busch in comparison. It should be quite the popular tap for KC bars to have, rivaling only Pale Ale and Wheat in popularity. Amber is also being bottled and should be available in six pack form in mid-September.

So won't you be dears and let us know in comments where you're seeing Boulevard Amber on tap. I'm sure if you play your cards right Paul A. Ner might even come by and join you in downing Boulevard's newest offering.

Update: The fine folks at Boulevard are saying that Amber will not be on tap until mid-September, the same time as six pack bottles will be released.

9 comments:

  1. Kinda bummed at the latest trend of releasing things elsewhere first, but I'll still buy it.

    Only slightly off topic, wtf did you get that Smokestack glass? I have a couple of the original goblets but the only others I've seen around town are the perpetually dusty Lil' John gold-rimmed pimp glasses, which I'm only too happy to leave on the shelf.

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  2. Bull is a perpetual glassware-stealer. They only gave those to bars in the area that were pouring Tank 7 on tap.

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  3. While I am a glassware thief, I did not lift the glass pictured. That picture is Paul A. Ner's and I think Yeti can attest that it was taken in front of Paul A. Ner's pedophile window.

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  4. To be more specific, numerous places sold that Smokestack glass. I bought four of them at Gomers Lenexa. I know they were also being sold at Red X.

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  5. Damn, I must have missed that boat. I love me a nice tulip. I use my Bell's tulip entirely too much, regardless of whether or not the style calls for it. It has become my new Batman cup.

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  6. Yup, bought it from Gomer's Lenexa last winter.

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  7. I was really annoyed by the 'Omaha only, forget KC' sentiment wrapped up in the original Amber release. In fact, I quit buying Blvd (not that anyone noticed but me). Now that it's here, it's beer, get used to it I guess all is forgiven. More or less.

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  8. The price I pay for access to Stone, Green Flash and Brooklyn...I can't even find Bob's 47 yet, Amber? Fahgetaboutit! Stores down here are still trying to unload the assload of Zon they have on their shelves.

    BTW, my word Verification for this post was "hopsy."

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  9. we bought out blvd glasses at the brewery...

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