Boulevard Brewing Company in Kansas City, Missouri brews the Midwest’s best-selling saison, Tank 7.
Part of the brewery’s Smokestack Series of bold, complex beers, Tank 7 certainly fits the bill. This straw-colored farmhouse ale has a noticeable spicy, earthy hop aroma and flavor, followed by a soft malt sweetness, and a dry, bitter finish.
The Belgian yeast characteristics add a fruity note that interacts well with the floral, citrusy hop notes. There’s even a touch of pepper that complements the slight booziness from the 8.5% abv alcohol content.
So where did this beer’s name come from? As Boulevard tells it, every brewery has that one piece of equipment that just doesn’t work quite right.
When experimenting with a recipe for their new farmhouse ale, however, the perfect brew was born in that very piece of equipment – fermenter number seven – and the name Tank 7 stuck.
You never know quite when (or where) the right ingredients will come together.
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