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Boulevard’s Tank 7 is big winner in Washington Post’s Beer Madness competition

Boulevard Brewing Company Tank 7 Farmhouse Ale.
Boulevard Brewing Company Tank 7 Farmhouse Ale. The Kansas City Star

Boulevard Brewery’s Tank 7 Farmhouse Ale has finished the season No. 1 in at least one poll.

The Washington Post’s Beer Madness bracket had an all-Missouri final: Tank 7 against Schlafly’s Kolsch out of St. Louis.

While Schlafly won the popular vote (it sounds suspiciously like our friends across the state stuffed the ballot box), Tank 7 won the important title.

A blind-tasting panel of readers and beer experts chose Tank 7 as the best in its competition.

“We sell most of our beer within a few hours of the brewery,” Boulevard ambassador brewer Jeremy Danner told the post. “We know we’re making good beer, but it’s good to see other people recognize that, too.”

And it’s not just the Washington Post competition.

Boulevard was in three competitions this month, and it’s still alive in Draft magazine’s 64-beer bracket.

Having dispatched of Deschutes Brewery’s Fresh Squeezed IPA in the Elite Eight, Tank 7 is in the Final Four. It is up against Dale’s Pale Ale out of Lyons, Colo.

Victory in this tournament would be a win for Kansas City:

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