Watch for the 3rd Collaboration from
Boulevard's Smokestack Series.
It has not been brewed yet, so be patient. We will announce the release as we get closer. But here is some info to start you salivating....
"O Yorkshire, Yorkshire! thy Ale it is so strong, That it will kill us all if we stay long."
--The Praise of Yorkshire Ale, 1697
"For the third installment of Boulevard Brewing Company's Smokestack Collaboration Series, Boulevard brewmaster Steven Pauwels joins forces with the husband-and-wife team of Dann and Martha Paquette, the driving force behind "gypsy brewer" Pretty Things Beer & Ale Project. Together, the brewers have produced a modern version of the traditional English Ale known as "Stingo." This rarely-seen, barrel-aged style originated in the north of England, with historical references dating back to the 17th century. The name itsel if a slang term for sharp, old beer, so called because it "stings" the palate. The Paquette's own experience brewing in Yorkshire inspired the unusual choice, suggested to Pauwels (fittingly enough,) over a beer at the American Craft Beer Festival in Boston.
Pretty Things beers originate from Somerville, Massachusetts, but don't go looking for the front door of the brewery. A self-described "project," Dann and Martha formulate and produce their beers as "tenant brewers" in host breweries throughout their region. More of their story, along with descriptions of all their eclectic beers, can be found at prettythingsbeertoday.com
Rich and robust, Collaboration No.3 is the result of complex brewing regimen and patient cellaring. Expect notes of wood and fruit to intertwine with slight sour characteristics to compliment the dramatic malt flavors. This beer will pair exceptionally well with wild game, smoked meats, strong cheeses, or heavily seasoned dishes. A more complete sensory description will be made available to release." - Boulevard press release