Brewery Profile: Boulevard Brewing Co.

by Kevin on February 1, 2012

Boulevard Brewing Co.

Location: Kansas City, Missouri
Twitter: @boulevard_beer
Founded: 1989

Brewery Description:

Founded in 1989, Boulevard Brewing Company has grown to become the largest specialty brewer in the Midwest. Our mission is simple: to produce fresh, flavorful beers using the finest traditional ingredients and the best of both old and new brewing techniques. Boulevard beers, known for their full flavor, distinctive character, and unsurpassed quality, are currently available throughout Missouri, Kansas, Nebraska, Iowa, Oklahoma, Arkansas, North Dakota, South Dakota, Wyoming, Oregon, Washington, Alaska, and Massachusetts with partial distribution in Alabama, Colorado, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Minnesota, Texas, and Utah. The GABF® Gold Medal-winning Unfiltered Wheat Beer remains our most popular offering. An easy-drinking American-style wheat beer, Boulevard Unfiltered Wheat is the best-selling craft beer in the Midwest. The Boulevard story begins in 1988, when founder John McDonald started construction of the brewery in a turn-of-the-century brick building on Kansas City’s historic Southwest Boulevard. A vintage Bavarian brewhouse was installed, and the first batches of beer were produced in the fall of 1989. That November, the first keg of Boulevard Pale Ale was delivered—in the back of John’s pickup truck—to a restaurant just a few blocks away. In 2006, a major expansion adjacent to the original brewery raised Boulevard’s brewing capacity to approximately 600,000 barrels per year—a sizable increase from the 6,000 barrels contemplated in John’s original business plan. The new brewing and packaging facility is a model of sustainable urban architecture and engineering; a three-story, 70,000 square foot building housing a new, state-of-the-art 150-barrel brewhouse, packaging lines, administrative offices, and hospitality rooms. –

Flagship Beers:
Amber Ale
Bully! Porter
Dry Stout
Lunar Ale
Pale Ale
Single-Wide I.P.A.
Unfiltered Wheat Beer

Limited Beers:
21st Anniversary Fresh Hop Pale Ale
Bourbon Barrel Quad
Chocolate Ale
Collaboration #1
Collaboration #2
Harvest Dance Wheat Wine
Imperial Stout
Nommo Dubbel
Two Jokers Double-Wit

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