If you’re anything like me, the beginning of a new year can provide a very rude awakening. By now your tree has probably been taken down, decorations have been put away and the only leftovers still around the house are stale, broken cookies at the bottom of a ceramic snowman cookie jar. With the holidays in the rearview mirror, the reality of enduring the next couple months of cold, harsh winter weather starts to set in. The anticipation for Spring starts to build but only seems to make the days and weeks drag on more than usual. I’m here to tell you to keep your chin up though. Over the past few weeks our friends at Boulevard Brewing Company have released a plethora of news that should excite any craft beer fan and have them looking forward to what is on the horizon for 2015. Let’s take a look at some of the recent announcements: Boulevard Brewing Company 2015 Release Calendar Boulevard has published their release calendar for 2015 which includes 12 new beers slated to debut throughout the year. The calendar shows two new IPAs scheduled to join the rotation as Heavy Lifting IPA will become part of the Core Year-Round releases and The Calling IPA (more on this one in a bit) joins the Smokestack Year-Round offerings. Boulevard’s Core Seasonal lineup will see three new beers added which include Spring Belle Saison, Funky Pumpkin and Snow and Tell. You’ll also notice that Hibiscus Gose will make its return this year as part of the Core Seasonal lineup. In addition to these, Boulevard’s Smokestack Specialty series will see a number of new releases this year. Boulevard plans on releasing four variations of their Imperial Stout. The first two variations have already been announced. The first release will be infused with Ethiopian Sidamo coffee from the Roasterie and the second release will be aged in rum barrels. These variants are scheduled for a February and June release respectively. This year will also see the release of not one, but two new Love Child beers, No. 5 and 6, along with Collaboration No. 5. Of course as more information regarding these becomes available we will be sure to pass it along.