Posted August 31, 2022
“Do you know what dwells in a glass” asks Ole, in Hans Christian Andersen’s Ole, the Tower-keeper.
“You see, the first glass, that’s the glass of health, and in that the herb of health is found growing.” Says Ole as he speaks of the toasts on New Years Eve, and tells the story of the glasses. As Ole describes the glasses in turn, their contents become more ominous until, in the sixth glass…
Better known for stories such as The Little Mermaid, Anderson wrote this short, cautionary tale for a somewhat older audience. The Sixth Glass, our distinctive take on a classic Belgian quadrupel ale is also meant for the mature connoisseur. It is a deep and mysterious libation, dark auburn and full-bodied with a deceptive sweetness.
While we are unsure if Ole spoke of beer, wine or spirits, we have taken upon ourselves to turn up the heat on our own Sixth Glass, by making it into the star of our second collaboration with Foundry Distilling Co.
The Sixth Glass American Malt Whiskey is the latest in our Brewer/Distiller Alliance. Made from the mash bill of our Belgian-style quadruple ale.
“Boulevard’s unique, great tasting beers inspire us to get creative in the distilling world,” said Scott Bush, owner of Foundry Distilling Co. “The final version of the Sixth Glass whiskey is bold at 100 proof, softened by the pronounced candy flavor and aroma which came from The Sixth Glass wort (unfermented beer base) used in its creation.”
In honor of its official release, Boulevard will host a launch party on Friday, September 9, 2022, in the Rec Deck, located on the fourth floor of the Tours & Rec Center. The event will kick off with a full hour of Q&A from 5 to 6 p.m. featuring distillers from Foundry and representatives from Boulevard. This is open exclusively to those who preorder the whiskey through Boulevard’s gift shop. The remainder of the event is open to the public from 6-8 p.m. and will feature a special Sixth Glass menu including a whiskey cocktail, special side-by-side pours of The Sixth Glass beer and whiskey, as well as a “pig & fig” flatbread. DJ Skeme will also spin tunes from 5 to 7 p.m.
The Sixth Glass American Malt Whiskey will be available throughout the Midwest region [MO, KS, IA, NE, and OK – ONLY] starting Tuesday, September 6, 2022 | And available at our Tours & Rec Center beginning September 9th.