Boulevard's Love Child Series of "wild" ales are barrel-aged with such boisterous cultures as Lactobacillus and Brettanomyces. These wayward offspring can prove so complex that we employ gauges on the label to convey the intensity of three key personality traits, Funk, Sour and Fruit, presenting a picture of the ale at the time it was released. It will change as it ages, but don't we all?
The blend for Love Child No. 9 breaks down as follows: Belgian-style Golden Ale ’17 aged in previously used wine barrels – 40% Belgian-style Golden Ale ’16 aged in previously used wine barrels – 5% Flanders-style Red Ale ’16 aged in previously used wine barrels – 25% Flanders-style Red Ale ’17 aged in previously used wine barrels – 15% Belgian-style Golden Ale aged in wine barrels with apricots – 5% Blend of sour ales aged in barrels with tart cherries – 10%