Kansas City’s Boulevard Brewing Company and its seasonal Irish Ale are featured in an article by The Emporia Gazette on Irish Red Ales in America.
Irish red ales get their reddish hue from the small amounts of roasted barley they contain. Some manufacturers artificially color their beers red, and as a result some beers labeled “red ales” are not truly so. In America, darker amber ales are also sometimes labeled as “red ales.”
You can read what critics and the gazette says about Kansas City’s favourite Irish Ale in Grapes and Grains: The American Irish Ale but it certainly sounds like it’ll never be responsible for giving you a bad pint