Originally brewed as a collaboration between Boulevard’s Brewmaster Steven Pauwels and Side Project’s Cory King for Boulevardia 2015, Show Me Sour was inspired by their mutual admiration for low ABV, Belgian table beers.
Composed of a malt bill featuring our two-row pale malt, Maris Otter, Amber 50, malted wheat and Midnight Wheat, Show Me Sour was acidified using a process known as brewhouse souring. Brewhouse souring allows us to have precise control over the level of acidity in the wort, resulting in a final beer that’s exactly as sour as intended. Following primary fermentation, Show Me Sour was transferred to second use whiskey barrels for a minimum of two months, enough time to extract char, vanilla and oak characteristics with just a touch of spirit character.
After aging, Show Me Sour was pulled from the whiskey barrels and blended back with fresh beer to achieve balance in a unique offering that’s our play on a whiskey sour.
At 4.3% ABV and 12 IBUs, Show Me Sour is pleasantly puckering and an excellent choice alongside burnt ends, rum cake, salads with acidic dressings and soft cheeses.
Boulevard Brewing Company has grown to be the largest specialty brewer in the Midwest, with full or partial distribution currently in 31 states and Washington DC. Since 1989 our brewery has remained dedicated to the craft of producing fresh, flavorful beers using traditional ingredients and the best of both old and new brewing techniques. Our selection of fine ales and lagers include the Midwest's best-selling craft beer, Boulevard Unfiltered Wheat Beer, our flagship Boulevard Pale Ale, and The Smokestack Series line of artisanal beers. We are proud to be Kansas City's Beer.