Tank 7 Farmhouse Ale label

Mystery Beer Reveal

Yesterday’s Mystery Beer was a little different from others not only by the fact that we’ve had it here before (bottles only), but that the font used on the bottles and tap handles are the same as those on a Ouija board. Ooooooooo…. mysterious!

The first time I tasted Tank 7 Farmhouse Ale from Boulevard Brewing I was quite surprised that a beer of this quality was being brewed in Kansas City, MO. I’ve since learned not to judge a beer by its region.

From the brewery’s website:

Style: Saison/Farmhouse Ale
Availability: Year-round, Draught and both 750 mL and 4-Pack Bottles
Most breweries have at least one piece of equipment that’s just a bit persnickety. Here at Boulevard we have fermenter number seven, the black sheep of our cellar family. Ironically, when our brewers were experimenting with variations on a traditional Belgian-style farmhouse ale, the perfect combination of elements came together in that very vessel. You could call it fate, but they called it Tank 7, and so it is. Beginning with a big surge of fruity aromatics and grapefruit-hoppy notes, the flavor of this complex, straw-colored ale tapers off to a peppery, dry finish.

Color (EBC) 12
Bitterness (IBUs) 38
Original Gravity (Plato) 17.3
Terminal Gravity (Plato) 2.5
Alcohol (ABV) 8.5%
CO2 – Bottles 3.5 vol. (7.0 g/L)
CO2 – Kegs 2.6 vol. (5.1 g/L)

Tank 7 Farmhouse Ale is a fine example of the Saison style and now that Boulevard Brewing has joined the Duvel family of breweries, which includes Duvel Moortgat from Belgium and Ommegang Brewing from Cooperstown, NY, we’ll be able to get more of this and other beers of theirs in the future.

More New Brew Tapped

Yesterday we emptied out the keg of Almanac IPA from Almanac Beer Company. I was hesitant to put on another IPA in its place since we have a few others on the draft list already, but we were able acquire this keg and I had a feeling that the hop heads out there might enjoy another IPA from El Segundo Brewing Co. Joining the taps today is Hammerland DIPA. I expect that this keg won’t last long so don’t hesitate to get here and get your share of it!

Happy Hump Day!
-Darryl