BOULEVARD BREWING CO.

Boulevard Brewing Company taps

ADDRESS: 2501 Southwest Blvd., Kansas City, MO 64108

LOCATION: Located less than 5 minutes southwest of downtown KC.

PHONE: 816-531-2627

WEB SITE: www.boulevard.com

SOCIAL MEDIA: Facebook-Boulevard Brewing Company, Twitter-@BoulevardBeer, Instagram-boulevardbeer

HIGHLIGHTS: The Brewery offers several tour options for visitors.

  • Free public tours are available seven days a week. This 40-minute walking tour takes guests through the production facility to learn the history, brewing process and business behind Boulevard. The tour concludes in the tasting room where guests 21 and over can sample select Boulevard beers.
  • The Smokestack Tour & Tasting ($20 per person) combines a 90-minute walking tour of the production plant with a guided tasting session and food pairing of the acclaimed Smokestack Series beers.
  • Unfiltered Tour & Tasting ($20 per person) takes guests behind the off-limits areas to larger public tours. The tour includes samplings of Boulevard’s most eclectic offerings along the way.
  • Get straight to the sampling at The Tasting Room, open seven days a week. Featuring a rotating lineup of brews, this option is a great way to sample a wide variety of Boulevard’s offerings.

HOURS: Tour dates, hours and availability differ. Please visit www.boulevard.com/brewery/brewery-tours/ for more information.

ADMISSION: Smokestack and Unfiltered Tour tickets are available for booking on the first Monday of every month at 10 a.m. and are offered on a first-come, first-serve basis. Public tours tickets are available at 10 a.m. on the day of the tour in the tour gift shop only.

HISTORY: The Boulevard story began in 1988 when founder John McDonald started construction of the brewery along Kansas City’s historic Southwest Boulevard. The first batches of beer were produced in 1989 and the first keg of Boulevard Pale Ale was delivered to a restaurant a few blocks away that fall. Fifteen years of steady growth later, sales exceeded for more than 100,000 barrels per year. In 2006, a major expansion to the existing brewery raised brewing capacity to nearly 600,000 barrels per year. Today, the three-story 70,000 square-foot building is a model of sustainable urban architecture and a beloved sight near downtown Kansas City.

WHERE TO GET LUNCH: Nearby Southwest Boulevard has a great offering of local flavors, including several acclaimed Mexican options, such as Manny’s Mexican Restaurant or Ponak’s Mexican Kitchen. Crown Center, The Crossroads Arts District and Downtown are also nearby with plenty of great dining options.

WHAT’S NEARBY: Crown Center, Union Station, and the Power & Light District

ANNUAL SPECIAL EVENTS: Sponsored by Boulevard, Boulevardia is a unique beer, food and music festival held each June. Created in 2014, this event attracts thousands to the historic West Bottoms area for three days of fun and festivities (and plenty of Boulevard brews of course!).

WHAT’S NEW: Opened in 2015 in partnership with wholesaler Central States Beverage and the Kansas City Royals, Boulevard fans are now able to enjoy more than 75 craft beers at Craft & Draft inside Kauffman Stadium. Boulevard favorites offered include Unfiltered Wheat Beer, Pale Ale, Single-Wide I.P.A. and Tank 7 Farmhouse Ale.

DID YOU KNOW: Boulevard also has three unique event venues available for rental. Picturesque views of downtown Kansas City make Boulevard the perfect place for weddings or corporate events.

DON’T FORGET: To check back in the tasting room often as Boulevard will occasionally offer unique samples of brewery-exclusive test beers.

GROUP TOURS: More information on tours can be found at tours@boulevard.com or 816-474-7095.

PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION: Take the MAX to Summit and 25th Street.

DRIVING DIRECTIONS:

From the north: Take I-35 South to exit 1D. Turn right on W 20th Street then turn left on Summit Street. Turn right onto Southwest Boulevard and the brewery is on the left.

From the south: Take US-71 N to exit 197 to merge onto 1-670 W. Take exit 2T onto I-35 S, take 1D to turn right onto W 20th Street. Turn left onto Summit Street and then right onto Southwest Boulevard. The brewery is on the left.

From the east: Take MO-9 south to exit onto US-169 south. Then exit onto I-35 S and take exit 1D to turn right onto 20th Street. Turn left onto Summit Street and then right onto Southwest Boulevard. The brewery is on the left.

From the west: Take I-35 N to exit 1C toward W Pennway Street. Turn right onto W Pennway and then bear right onto Southwest Boulevard. The brewery is on the left.

PARKING: Limited free parking is available in front of the brewery for visitors.

PUBLIC RELATIONS CONTACT: Julie Weeks, marketing communications manager, 816-474-7095 or jweeks@boulevard.com.

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Derek Klaus
National & Convention Media:
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816-691-3849
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Regional & KC Media:
Toni Alexander
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816-691-3848
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