Friday, February 11, 2005

Friday, I'm in Love

The beer of the week here at Beer Girl's Blog is Boulevard Brewery's Pale Ale.

Yes, sorry, it's a local midwest thing. They have a handy-dandy locator tool here, if you'd like to see if you can buy some for yourself. The description, fresh from Boulevard's site, reads thus: "Boulevard Pale Ale is a smooth, fruity, well-balanced beer with year-round appeal. A variety of caramel malts impart a rich flavor and amber color, while liberal use of whole hops adds zest and aroma. Pale Ale is the first beer we brewed, and continues to be a perennial favorite."

Hmm, smooth and fruity sounds like this is a girly beer, and you must trust me when I say it is not. The 'zest' they refer to keeps it from being truly fruity. It has a nibble, kind of a bite after each sip, but not an abusive bite, hence the nibble. Definitely something that should be ordered on tap. Nothing wrong with the bottles, believe me, but I just prefer it drawn from a keg, in a pint sized glass.

Happy Friday!