Boulevard Saison Wins Gold

December 8th, 2011
h2. Boulevard's Smokestack Series continues to create buzz for Midwest's largest craft brewer KANSAS CITY, Mo., June 12, 2008 – Boulevard Brewing Company today announced a gold medal finish for its Smokestack Series Saison at the prestigious Mondial de la bière festival, held earlier this month in Montreal, Quebec( The 15th edition of the popular festival took place May 28 through June 1, drawing an estimated 75,000 visitors from around the world. More than 450 products were served, including 235 selections new to the festival this year. A panel of nine international experts announced the ten gold medal winners, which included the Boulevard entry. Saison: is one of our favorite beers, said John McDonald, Boulevard founder and president, “one we knew would compare favorably on the world stage. We’re deeply honored by this award, and gratified by the public response to our entire Smokestack line.” The Smokestack Series , launched in late 2007, features bold, complex beers with higher alcohol content. Packaged in 750 ml champagne bottles with cork-and-cage closures, the Series includes both traditional varieties and experimental brews. The first four releases were Boulevard Saison:, a “farmhouse” ale, Long Strange Tripel:, a Trappist-style “abbey” beer, Double-Wide I.P.A.:, an India pale ale, and The Sixth Glass:, a Belgian-style quadrupel ale. Two new limited-release Smokestack beers are scheduled for release later this year. h2. About Boulevard Brewing Company Boulevard Brewing Company has grown to be the largest specialty brewer in the Midwest, dedicated to the craft of producing fresh, flavorful beers using traditional ingredients and the best of both old and new brewing techniques. Boulevard beers are available in a 13-state region including Missouri, Kansas, Nebraska, Iowa, Illinois, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Texas, Tennessee, North Dakota, South Dakota, Minnesota, and Wyoming. !/system/artwork/0000/0209/Saison.jpg!: !/system/artwork/0000/0215/Long_Strange.jpg!: !/system/artwork/0000/0225/150.jpg! !/system/artwork/0000/0213/Double_Wide.jpg!: !/system/artwork/0000/0217/Sixth.jpg!: