Posted May 7, 2019
Category: Beer News, Beers
Almost 30 years ago, Boulevard Brewing Company Founder John McDonald began sharing kegs of beer with the local arts community at Friday gallery openings, drawing people into the urban core in the spirit of exploration. These celebrations of creativity sprouted spontaneously throughout the country to become First Fridays, a convergence of arts, culture and activism that continues to excite and inspire.
Boulevard's First Fridays Collection is a series of exceptional beers at the intersection of experimental art and established science, a curation of cutting edge, artisanal, barrel-fermented and wood-aged ales. The beers commemorate the company's history and look to its future.
We're excited to share that Hold the Pancakes, the inaugural First Fridays Collection release, will be released in very limited quantities starting in the Greater Kansas City Area on Monday, May 13th with other regions to follow soon! Multiple vintages of imperial brown ales and imperial stouts aged from 15 to 24 months in bourbon, rye and maple syrup-filled whiskey casks come together in this complex, sticky, boozy behemoth of a beer, showcasing the barrel shepherding and blending skills of our brilliant brewers.
Templeton Rye barrels, Canadian Rye whisky barrels, maple syrup/whiskey casks
Aroma – Rich, boozy whiskey, vanilla, maple syrup
Malt – Caramel/toffee, slight chocolate/espresso
Hops –Minimal, supporting balance
Balance – Malt, barrel, maple syrup
Body – Full
Alcohol by Volume – 13.9%
IBUs – 13
Color – 105 EBC
Breakfast for dinner, maple-braised pork belly, crème brûlée, bold cigars
Hold the Pancakes will be available in 750ml bottles and on draft and will debut starting in the Greater Kansas City Area on Monday, May 13th with other regions to follow in the coming weeks. Please note that we do not have access to our distributors’ delivery schedules and will be unable to confirm when Hold the Pancakes is available near you.
Due to the limited nature of this beer, Hold the Pancakes will not be available in the Boulevard Tours & Rec Center Beer Hall or gift shop.
- Jeremy Danner, Ambassador Brewer