Monday, November 8, 2010

BLVD 21st Anniversary Day

Today is the first day those of us in Boulevard's home market will be able to get our hands on Boulevard's 21st Anniversary Pale Ale. Folks in Iowa and other areas in Boulevard's distribution system have had this on shelves for a couple of weeks. But, sour grapes are just that..sour, so let's sweep them under the rug and focus on the 21st Anniversary Pale Ale. It's nice that Boulevard is entering the wet hop fray with Great Divide and Sierra Nevada. From the Boulevard website:
Boulevard 21st Anniversary Fresh Hop Pale Ale is brewed in loving tribute to our flagship Pale Ale. When Boulevard founder John McDonald first brewed Pale Ale back in 1989, it was considered edgy, even over-the-top, and consumed by only the most dedicated craft beer loyalists. Today, pale ales literally pale in comparison to the latest trend of “imperialized” beers that are bigger, bolder, and even more flavorful. Our brewmaster, Steven Pauwels, says he hopes that Boulevard’s 21st Anniversary offering will have the same effect on beer lovers that our original Pale Ale had two decades ago.
21st Anniversary Pale Ale should be priced at the limited edition pricing of $11-$14. If you find it for less be sure to tell everyone in the comments section or over on our Facebook page. Deliveries are going out this morning so you'll want to call your favorite local liquor store this afternoon to make sure they have it because you don't want to make an extra trip.

Why no extra trip? Because Boulevard Dark Truth in big bottle and Li'l Smokie size are being released on Tuesday. Dark Truth is one of my favorite stouts of the winter and you'll want to have some on hand to welcome in the cold weather we're sure to be in store for this winter.

Kudos to the beer connoisseur that pull out the weekly triple of drinking 21st Anniversary, Dark Truth and Kentucky Breakfast Stout by Tuesday at 7 PM.


  1. Maybe they are trialing their new beer on less valuable citizens of Iowa for side effects and such before releasing it to public. Makes sense.

  2. Hy-Vee Wine & Spirits on State Line and Gomer's Midtown both don't have it. Gomer's guy said maybe tomorrow

  3. Gomer's Lenexa has a ton of it (probably 8-10 cases). $7.79 a bottle.
    They also have Li'l Smokies for $9.99/4 pack, or individual bottles for $2.99.

  4. I got a few bottles at Gomers South (99th and Holmes). Looks like they had 6 or 7 cases.
    It also looks like there is a big tasting there on Thursday night (November 11th). Not sure what beers they will have but they are advertising over 100 different wines, beers and liquors to try. Free with no RSVP required.

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  6. I was down at Gomer's for the tasting - good times. I picked up a bottle of 21st Anniversary for $7.99.