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Boulevard’s Imperial Stout X with Coffee comes out Feb. 10 in KC

Imperial Stout X with Coffee, a Boulevard beer brewed with coffee beans from The Roasterie, comes out in Kansas City on February 10.
Imperial Stout X with Coffee, a Boulevard beer brewed with coffee beans from The Roasterie, comes out in Kansas City on February 10. Boulevard Brewing Co.

Last month, Boulevard Brewing Co. unveiled a schedule for its 2015 beer releases.

The schedule included several new brews, including two new year-round IPAs, a fall seasonal called Funky Pumpkin, and four releases of Imperial Stout X.

Today (Jan. 22) Boulevard announced that the first batch of Imperial Stout X, brewed with coffee from The Roasterie, will hit stores and bars starting Feb. 10 in Kansas City.

According to the brewery, Imperial Stout X with Coffee was made by infusing 40-degree Imperial Stout with bags of coarsely ground Ethiopian Sidamo coffee beans for at least 24 hours. The method, similar to cold-brewing coffee, produced a “subtle, wine-like smoothness” in the finished beer, according to Boulevard. (Read more about the brewing process on Boulevard’s blog).

Careful, though: At 11 percent alcohol by volume, Imperial Stout X with Coffee is guaranteed to deliver a buzz.

The next Imperial Stout X release incorporates rum and is scheduled for June. The September and December Imperial Stout X releases are TBA.

View Boulevard’s complete 2015 schedule here.

Contact Sarah Gish via email at sgish@kcstar.com or tweet @sarah_gish.

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