The brewers [Jean-Marie Rock, brewmaster at Orval and Boulevard brewmaster Steven Pauwels] will produce an Imperial Pilsner similar to a lager brewed by Rock at the start of his career. It will, according to Pauwels, be a tribute to Pilsner beers; full flavored and refreshing, brewed with 100% Pilsner malt and 100% Saaz hops, using time-honored techniques.
Boulevard Collaboration No. 1 – Pilsner
American Double/Imperial Pilsner – 8.0% ABV
Some of the guys are suckers for anything Belgian. There’s a faction of the guys that swears only by the renaissance of American craft brewers and almost nothing else. So when two brewers get together to merge the two camps together, what’s going to happen? Will it be like mixing oil and water? Or will it be like creating antimatter? You got your chocolate in my peanut butter! You got your Belgian in my Kansas City based craft brew! Let’s see: Continue reading