Final Installments of “Breaking Boundaries Series” Unveiled

WheatWine
Label Design by Shawn McCann
Quad
Label design by Shawn McCann
All 4 beers
Photo by Shawn McCann

BOOM ISLAND’S BLACK CURRANT IMPERIAL WHEAT WINE AND QUADRUPEL HOPPED QUAD

Final Installments of “Breaking Boundaries Series” Unveiled

Boom Island Brewing Company is continuing its cartwheeling on the precipice with the announcement of the release of Black Currant Imperial Wheat Wine and Quadrupel Hopped “Well Balanced” Quad, the final installments of the Breaking Boundaries Series. This series is an unapologetic expression of brewing, twisting and elevating traditional Belgian beers to new heights.

The inspiration of the series:

Boundaries are meant to be blurred and broken and Boom Island is doing exactly that through a creative series of 4 beers, each designed to take a classic Belgian brew and re-write the rulebook. In collaboration with local artist/illustrator/label designer and friend, Shawn McCann, these 4 single batch brews (only 12 barrels each, and four total for 2017) set out to forge new directions of inspiration.

The four beers in the Breaking Boundaries Series:

Dry Hopped Belgian Golden Strong

Oak Aged Belgian Double Pale Ale “Bolleke Plus”

Black Currant Imperial Wheat Wine {to be released September 15th}

Quadrupel Hopped “Well Balanced” Belgian Quad (to be released September 29th)
Black Currant Imperial Wheat Wine, the third beer in the series will be unveiled on Friday, September 15th, 2017 on tap in the Boom Room and in corked and caged 750ml bottles.  Brewed with a heaping helping of wheat malt, the style has a malty sweetness and full body. Wheat, with the addition of Black Currant, adds a touch of tartness, adding to the complexity of the beer’s finish.  It also helps promote head retention. Big body and taste but easy to drink, the Black Currant Imperial Wheat Wine weighs in at twice the ABV of standard Wit.  Pair it with a quality baguette and some cheese like Gorgonzola, Limburger or feta and make a night of it.  This beer is a perfect candidate for cellaring.

The final installment of the Breaking Boundaries Series is the Quadrupel Hopped “Well Balanced” Quad.  For hundreds of years in Belgium, the traditional Quad required a balance between malty and candy sugar notes.  Leaving that tradition in the rear view mirror, Boom Island decided to use four big hop varieties (Columbus, Equinox, Chinook and Centennial) to add a new wrinkle to the style.  A hefty 10.2% ABV was designed to get your attention.  Quadrupel Hopped “Well Balanced” Quad, the fourth and final beer in the series will be released on Friday, September 29th, 2017 in taproom pours and corked and caged 750ml bottles.  As always, make point to stop by the taproom in a timely manner to guarantee you can add a bottle or two to your cellar.

Additional Info:

Black Currant Imperial Wheat Wine:  9% ABV

Grain Bill: Malted Wheat, Pilsner Malt

Hops: Bittering Hops

IBU: 25

Appearance:  Hazy yellow

Flavor: Fruity nose from black currant with rich and velvety mouthfeel.

Quadrupel Hopped “Well Balanced” Quad:  10.2% ABV

Grain Bill: Munich Malt, Belgian Pale Malt and Candy Sugar

Hops: Columbus (Bittering), Equinox (Citrus, Tropical Fruit), Chinook (Citrus, Spice and Pine) and Centennial (Citrus, more Citrus).

IBU: 89.5

Appearance:  Deep amber

Flavor: Big strong malt body with a huge citrus hop nose and flavor.

We have had a great time sucker punching the status quo with the Breaking Boundaries Series.  Our goal was to create something unique and delicious, all the while testing our creative chops and challenging our comfort level along with the pallets of our loyal customers.  As for the future:  the sky is the limit.  This series has taught us that the possibilities are endless.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s