Excess Boulevard Wheat beer gets new life in a collaboration with J. Rieger & Co.
The newest drink collaboration in Kansas City will please both whiskey and beer drinkers alike. J. Rieger & Co. and Boulevard Brewing Company have teamed up to turn leftover Boulevard Wheat beer into a distilled spirit called Left For Dead.
The spirit, bottled at 89 proof, will come just in time for summer.
Sign Up and Save
Get six months of free digital access to The Kansas City Star
“Distilling beer is really exciting because I don’t know exactly what each batch is going to taste like,” said Nathan Perry, head distiller for J. Rieger & Co., said in a press release. “With the broad spectrum of beer that Boulevard produces, we will end up with a variety of batches that are each distinct and incredibly flavorful.”
Left For Dead Batch 1 will first be available to the public June 18 and 19 at Boulevardia, Boulevard’s annual beer festival in the West Bottoms. The distilled spirit will be incorporated into a “treasure hunt,” where participants who finish the hunt will receive a complimentary bottle.
Bars, restaurants and retail stores in Kansas City will offer Left For Dead beginning June 27.