Two of Kansas City's most recognizable local businesses, Boulevard Brewery and The Roasterie, are just a quick puddle jump apart down Southwest Boulevard and now the two hometowners are joining forces to create their own baby.
"We've been neighbors now for 19 years, almost 20 years," said Paul Massard, the green coffee buyer for The Roasterie.
"The public has always kind of watched us grow up together," said Jeremy Ragonese, marketing director for Boulevard Brewery.
Boulevard's newest seasonal brew is the Coffee Ale.
Both businesses have been actively involved in the new beer's creation from the initial starting point, through its filling and corking, to the final product. The partners said the final product will be both unique in flavor and uniquely Kansas City.
"It embraces Kansas City culture, is a little bit different, but also very, very good," Massard said.
The new ale comes out in March, replacing Boulevard's Chocolate Ale - the latter causing much excitement and frustration with not enough being brewed the first year, then a recall last year.
"Unfortunately the folks were left a little empty-handed at the end of that and we had to take some hard lessons," Ragonese said.
This time both businesses think they've found the right recipe both for supply and demand and flavor.
"When you think about a coffee beer, you think of a stout or a port, this is a lot lighter," Massard said.
The taste has been perfected through the very hard duty of taste test after taste test and it's a new partnership that's all Kansas City.
"Seeing the two companies come together and produce a product like this I think will make the city very proud," Ragonese said.
The Coffee Ale will hit store shelves and local bar taps in March. Boulevard said they still may bring the Chocolate Ale back down the road, but they need to make some more changes first to be sure it comes out right.
Copyright 2013 KCTV (Meredith Corp.) All rights reserved.
Boulevard and The Roasterie join forces to create new aleMore>>
Sunday, May 19 2013 11:52 AM EDT2013-05-19 15:52:39 GMT
The National Weather Service says there is a slight risk for severe weather on Sunday, and isolated tornadoes and supercell storms are possible.The threat for severe weather will continue into Monday.StormsMore >
The National Weather Service said there is a moderate risk for severe weather on Sunday, and isolated tornadoes and supercell storms are possible.More >
By Ben Brumfield, CNN updated 7:18 AM EDT, Sun May 19, 2013STORY HIGHLIGHTSRichard DeCoatsworth took a shotgun blast to the face in the line of duty in 2007Wounded, he pursued the assailant and calledMore >
A former "top cop," who had the honor of sitting next to first lady Michelle Obama during a televised presidential speech four years ago, is facing rape allegations.
It's all about the odds, and one lone ticket in Florida has beaten them all by matching each of the numbers drawn for the highest Powerball jackpot in history at an estimated $590.5 million, lottery officials...More >
Some lucky person walked into a Publix supermarket in suburban Florida over the past few days and bought a ticket now worth an estimated $590.5 million - the highest Powerball jackpot in history.More >
Saturday, May 18 2013 2:27 PM EDT2013-05-18 18:27:31 GMT
Students are calling the death of a Harrisonville teen a rude awakening. Troopers said 16-year-old Savannah Nash pulled in front of a semi Thursday at Missouri Highway 7 and Walker Road. Savannah wasMore >
The deadly accident near Harrisonville is an opportunity for parents to talk to their teens about texting and driving, but now several smartphone companies have created apps that could put a stop to some of the dangerous behavior.More >
By Jason Moon, CNN updated 2:32 AM EDT, Sat May 18, 2013STORY HIGHLIGHTSThe explosion was caused by a meteoroid that hit the lunar surfaceIt was visible on earth without a telescopeNASA sees hundredsMore >
A meteoroid struck the surface of the moon recently, causing an explosion that was visible on Earth without the aid of a telescope, NASA reported Friday. But don't be alarmed if you didn't see it; it only lasted about a second. More >
Saturday, May 18 2013 7:40 PM EDT2013-05-18 23:40:22 GMT
A bank on the Country Club Plaza was robbed Saturday afternoon. The FBI reported the Commerce Bank located at 47th Street and Wornall Road was robbed.They have provided little details about a suspect descriptionMore >
A bank on the Country Club Plaza was robbed Saturday afternoon.More >
Saturday, May 18 2013 11:00 AM EDT2013-05-18 15:00:13 GMT
(CNN) – Chances are your smartphone contains some of your life's most important numbers, phone numbers, birthdays, maybe even bank or social security numbers. It's convenient to store so much informationMore >
It's convenient to store so much information in one place, but with wireless threats on the rise, you need to keep your personal data secure.More >
Sunday, May 19 2013 5:12 PM EDT2013-05-19 21:12:22 GMT
Passengers on a party bus ended up in the hospital early Sunday morning after a wreck. The crash happened about 3 a.m. on U.S. Highway 71 near Swope Parkway. An ambulance took several passengers to anMore >
A night out on the town ended with several people suffering minor injuries after a party bus crashed.More >