Dear chocolate ale,

So this chocolate ale thing is a really big deal. It’s seasonal, but last year, they didn’t release it. But yay 2014! I love beer and I love this beer.

When I heard about it, I imagined it would taste like a chocolate stout (which is silly because ‘ale’ is in the name), but its chocolatey taste is delightfully luxe and refreshing. It’s probably gone now, but I need to get my hands on a bottle. I need it.

Love,
A

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Dear beer,

Tank 7 and Sixth Glass. Two beers made by the Boulevard Brewing Company in Kansas City.

Tank 7 and Sixth Glass. Two beers made by the Boulevard Brewing Company in Kansas City.

Since Chicago, I’ve become very spoiled by its (delicious) local craft brews, so much so that a Blue Moon just doesn’t do it for me anymore. Luckily, this corner of the Midwest has brilliant local breweries.

We tried these gems from Boulevard Brewing Co.: Tank 7 and The Sixth Glass.  I preferred the deep richness of The Sixth Glass dark Belgian ale to the fruity hoppiness of the Tank 7 farmhouse ale, but these are both delicious.

Can’t wait to try some of their darker brews. I see a fancy looking stout on the list that’s calling my name.

Love,
Alma