The Boulevard news just won't stop coming. This week they announced the lineup and rough schedule of next year's Smokestack releases. On the list are Rye-on-Rye, Chocolate Ale, Grainstorm, Love Child No. 4, Saison-Brett, Two Jokers Double Wit, Collaboration No. 4, Bourbon Barrel Quad, Harvest Dance Wheat Wine, and Imperial Stout.
With Chocolate Ale and Two Jokers on the list, there are sure to be a lot of excited folks. I hear that there are already moms are already camped out in front of Gomers for the Chocolate Ale release - I pray for their souls they don't get an infected bottle like last time.
And whoever played the long game with the Two Jokers novelty twitter account has officially seen it payoff - color me impressed.
Who’s planning my homecoming parade? Gonna need to ride down Southwest Boulevard in a miniature horse drawn carriage. #TeamTwoJokersFounders Coming to Kansas City, Kansas
— Two Jokers (@TwoJokers) October 22, 2013
No longer will there be the need to cross state lines to pick up a Centennial IPA or Breakfast Stout as Founders is coming to the Greater Kansas City Metro with their distribution being done by Central States. You'll begin to see their beers on shelves and on tap the week of December 2nd. They're also breaking into new markets in Lincoln, NE and Omaha, NE.
Will this mean a better allocation of KBS come next year? Most likely. Will that mean I will actually be able to buy some with having to follow a truck around town? Probably not.
Goose Island Barrel Aged Sours
Look for all these beers to be hitting shelves over the next few months. If we see any, we'll be sure to let you know.