Boulevard Brewing Co., Kansas City, MO
Available seasonally on draft and in 12-ounce bottles
A stalwart seasonal winter warmer from Boulevard, Nutcracker, uses Cascade, Chinook and Magnum hops, with a variety of malts, and brown sugar to produce a hearty amber ale with a balance of spicy and sweet caramel flavors and aromas. At 7.8% alcohol, it’s big, but too big, and the pleasant bitterness is perfectly integrated into the flavor profile.
Boulevard suggests pairing Nutcracker with aged cheddar, bacon beer cheese soup, braised beef, and bread pudding. I recently sipped it with Mexican wedding cookies with pecans and it was sublime.
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