New upcoming releases from Boulevard

November 26, 2012

We love our Smokestack Series beers. A number of delectable year-round offerings satisfy our daily yearnings, while seasonal and one-off releases add variety and spice to our beer-centric lives. Innovation and flexibility are critical elements, allowing our brewers to push the flavor envelope and produce small batches with ingredients and processes so unique they can’t always be replicated.

Since we began experimenting with barrel aging, we’ve learned a tremendous amount… mostly about patience. Sometimes, when a release was supposed to be ready for bottling, the beer had a different agenda. And that brings us to Bourbon Barrel Quad, a popular limited release that, for the past three years, has come out in December. Unfortunately for 2012, BBQ has decided it’s not quite ready. As Orson Welles famously (almost) said, “We will sell no beer before it’s time,” and, unless you’ve got some stashed in your cellar, we must regretfully inform you that you won’t be able to again savor this robust ale until the fall of 2013.

To our barrel-aged beer fans, we say “fear not,” because we won’t leave you out in the cold. While you won’t be sipping a BBQ by the fire this winter, we’re pleased to announce that another round ofRye-on-Rye will be ready in time for the holidays. We hope you enjoy the unexpected appearance of this sought-after ale, aged in Templeton Rye whiskey barrels.

For 2013, we’re bringing back some favorites from the Smokestack Series seasonal and limited release lineups, and adding a few new brews we’re pretty sure you’ll enjoy. In the first few months of the New Year, you can look forward to a zesty black rye IPA and a distinctive coffee ale. Saison-Brett,Reverb Imperial Pilsner and Harvest Dance Wheat Wine will all make encore appearances, along with the aforementioned Bourbon Barrel Quad and the venerable Imperial Stout. We’re even working on a few collaborations with industry peers that should add a little excitement to the shelves.

As always, friend us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter to get the most up-to-date news on all things Boulevard. We wish you and your loved ones a safe and joyous holiday season.









The X-Mas beers are in

With Octoberfest officially in the books and our 1st snow, its that time of year again. We just got hit with our first few X-Mas Seasonal beers.

  • Port Brewing
  • Southern tier
  • Abita
  • Rouge
  • Troegs
  • Pyramid
  • Warm Welcome
  • Lump of Coal
  • Santa's Butt
  • Bad Elf
  • Criminally Bad Elf
  • New arrivals every day! Come check us out!




Chimay’s first release of a new beer in nearly 50 years!

Chimay releases Spéciale Cent Cinquante

 is proud to be one of the select few to carry 150 year anniversary release from Chimay. If you don't know who Chimay is, here's a quick intro.

Chimay Brewery ("Bières de Chimay") is a beer brewery in Chimay, southern HainautBelgium. The brewery is located in the Scourmont Abbey, a Trappist monastery, and is one of the seven breweries worldwide that produce Trappist beer.Continue reading

Top 10 Reasons to Drink Craft Beer

Top 10 Reasons to Drink Craft Beer

In college, a 30-case of Natty Light cost about 20 bucks. So that’s what we got. Luckily, the local brew pub opened my mind to microbrewing and craft brewing. From then on, it was a match made in heaven. Yes, I know, craft is more expensive, but have you ever thought that you’re paying for a better product? Have you ever thought that that maybe you don’t have to chug and chug endless cans of beer if you would just get a case of some quality beer? Maybe the case would even last longer…well, probably not—but only because it’s that good! Still not convinced? Here are ten reasons to DRINK CRAFT BEER.

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Our philosophy

The other day we had to ban our first fan on Facebook. It wasn't something we were happy about.

A fellow fan made made mention of a beer he was looking for; we replied and explained how that particular beer isn't currently sold in MA. This user whom we banned chimed in and made mention that they worked for the distributor of this beer, and named a few stores that he claimed had this beer.

I contacted this distributor eagerly and excited because we hoped they were right and we would LOVE to carry the beer in question.  Upon talking to the distributor not only didn't they carry the beer, but this person making the claim didn't even work there, further they had never heard of this person. We banned him. We didn't ban him for mentioning other stores, but for claiming to work for a distributor and giving our users false information about beer. Can you say party foul?

We don't like to ban people, but it really got us thinking to post our philosophy. Contrary to popular belief, we LOVE and promote other craft beer stores. What's this you say? Yes! We're a fan of craft beer and wine and we appreciate other craft stores and feel that we're not in competition, but we're on the same team. Think of it like this: many of your favorite craft breweries come together and do limited compilation brews, we too are here to come together and get you great brew.

Here's a list of some of our favorite local craft beer shops:
Ryan and Kasey's Location: 55 Main Street, Greenfield, MA has a GREAT annual beerfest.
Trubeer Location: 28 NORTHAMPTON STREET EASTHAMPTON MA 01027 If you like beer, this is a great place to stop in and check out.
Provisions Location: 30 Crafts Ave, Northampton, MA Has an awesome wine selection, clean upscale environment.

Here’s our sign!

Awwweeee YAEAH! Its on!! Our sign that is. We feel so official now. After a bit of paperwork, and a little hard work, we erected our sign today and boy our my arms tired! Come by and take a look.

Best Beers by state.

The explosion of craft beer in the US has given us close to 2,000 operating breweries and brewpubs. There are now dozens of breweries in states that, just a few short years ago, might have only had one or two. That fact, combined with my love of inane lists, inspired me to research one of the single most useless topics we’ve ever tackled at Aleheads (and that’s saying something). I wanted to know which beer was the “best” from each of the 50 states (plus the District of Columbia). That list is below.Continue reading