21st Anniversary Fresh Hop Pale Ale

  • Style: Fresh Hop Imperial Pale Ale
  • Availability: 750 mL Bottles and Draught (limited)
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In November of 1989, John McDonald loaded his pickup and drove three blocks down the street to deliver the very first keg of Boulevard beer. Though significantly more assertive, Boulevard 21st Anniversary Fresh Hop Pale Ale is brewed in loving tribute to that original Pale Ale. English pale malt gives the brew a rich, nutty malt flavor. Munich and Caramel malts add color and body, while a blend of Cascade, Hallertau, Magnum, Styrian Golding, and Centennial hops contribute scintillating citrus aromas and complex, peppery notes.

Please Note: This is a beer that is best enjoyed fresh. It will not be enhanced by cellaring for weeks or months, so there’s no reason to wait. It’s time to celebrate, and—now that we’re old enough to order a beer for ourselves—we plan to raise a glass or two in November to mark the occasion. Please join us! Cheers!

Color (EBC) 40
Bitterness (IBUs) 40
Original Gravity (Plato) 16.5
Terminal Gravity (Plato) 3.8
Alcohol (ABV) 7.4%
CO2 - Bottles 3.35 vol. (6.6 g/L)
CO2 - Kegs

21st Anniversary Pale Ale is a medium bodied beer with a full sweet, caramel malt flavor, and a very prominent citrusy, flowery hop aroma and flavor. Hop bitterness is medium.

Aroma Sweet and citrusy, with fruity hop notes of peach, melon, apricot, and hints of floral
Malt Caramel and toffee
Hops Medium bitterness; prominent citrus with a flowery aroma and flavor
Balance Hops
Body Medium to full

Ingredients

Malt: Maris Otter, Pilsner, Munich, Cara 50, Cara 120
Hops: Magnum, Cascade, Styrian Golding, Centennial, Cascade (wet hops)

Glassware

Tulip Glass

Pairings