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Boulevard’s new sour ale, Za’Tart, is just for Kansas City

Boulevard Za’Tart, a spiced sour ale brewed in collaboration with Cambridge Brewing Company in Cambridge, Mass., will only be available in Kansas City after its release next week.
Boulevard Za’Tart, a spiced sour ale brewed in collaboration with Cambridge Brewing Company in Cambridge, Mass., will only be available in Kansas City after its release next week. Boulevard Brewing Company

Two weeks ago, Boulevard Brewing Co. released Hibiscus Gose, a sour pink beer brewed with sea salt and coriander.

Next week, the Kansas City brewery releases yet another new sour beer, Za’Tart. The spiced sour ale, brewed in collaboration with Cambridge Brewing Co. in Cambridge, Mass., has a malt bill of pale malt, buckwheat, spelt and rye. It gets tang from lactobacillus bacteria and subtle spiciness from oregano, thyme and sumac.

According to Boulevard’s blog, the collaboration with Cambridge Brewing Co.’s brewmaster, Will Meyers, was sparked at Taps & Tastes, the beer festival portion of June’s Boulevardia festival. Cambridge was one of more than 40 breweries that participated in Taps & Tastes.

Za’Tart will be available on tap only in the greater Kansas City area, including Lawrence. Look for it in bars starting next week.

Thirsty for more sour beer? Bridger’s Bottle Shop is planning a Day of Sours on Saturday, complete with beer tastings and a pig roast. Details here.

Enterprise reporter Sarah Gish writes bar guides and dining guides for Ink magazine. Contact her via email at sgish@kcstar.com or tweet @sarah_gish.

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