- The new look inside and out for the Sample Twelve.
The joy of any brewery tour is the chance to sample something that may never exist outside a taproom. Boulevard has decided to bottle a bit of that joy with its latest 12-pack sampler. While beer drinkers will get three bottles of the Unfiltered Wheat and 80-Acre Hoppy Wheat, they'll also have the chance to try two beers - Westside Rye Ale and Mid-Coast IPA - which up until now were available only on tap at Boulevard.
The local brewery describes the Rye as "a sessionable beer with a slightly spicy character," while the Mid-Coast IPA is "at 100-plus IBUs, the hoppiest member of Boulevard's current family." The idea is to take beers that are hits in the tasting room and release them on a seasonal basis. The next iteration will feature two year-round offerings and another pair of tasting-room beers. It will be released in 2014.