(Kansas City, MO) – Members of the Pretty Things Beer and Ale Project announced on the company website moments ago that they are travelling across the country. The highlight will be a collaboration with Boulevard Brewing taking place on April 25th and April 26th. BeerPulse has learned that the beer will be part of Boulevard’s Smokestack Series and its third in the Collaboration Series, available in 750ml bottles and in 1/6 barrel kegs. More details on the brew below…
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 Thing Beer and 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 This rarely-seen, barrel-aged style originated in the north of England, with historical references dating back to the 17th century.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 itself 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 a 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 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 a 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 prior to release.