Stockyards Brewing Company is a craft brewery in the historic Stockyards District of Kansas City, Missouri. We craft great tasting, locally made beers with modern technique, all the while honoring the industrious history of the West Bottoms, stimulating present-day community, and developing the future through sustainable practices. Born of the homebrewing mind of Greg Bland, Stockyards Brewing Company was established Read more [...]
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Founded in 1989, Boulevard Brewing Company has grown to become the largest specialty brewer 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.
Boulevard beers, known for their full flavor, distinctive character, and unsurpassed quality, are currently available throughout Missouri, Kansas, Nebraska, Iowa, Oklahoma, Colorado, California, Indiana, Arkansas, North Dakota, South Dakota, Oregon, Washington, Alaska, Massachusetts, and the District of Columbia with partial distribution in Alabama, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Maryland, Minnesota, North Carolina, Texas, Utah, and Virginia. 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.
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. The best way to soak in our culture is to join us for a tour.
Tours and Tastings
OFFERED MON-THURS 10AM – 4PM | FRI - SUN 10AM – 4PM
TICKETS ARE $5 (FREE ON WEDNESDAYS!)
Enjoy a 45-minute walking tour of the brewery that concludes with samples in our Tasting Room.
Tour tickets are $5.00 each. Tickets for the entire day become available when our doors open; they’re offered on a first-come, first-served basis from the Tours & Rec Center Welcome Desk. Tickets must be purchased in person; each individual can buy up to four.
Tours are not recommended for children under 7. All tour guests (except babes in arms) must have a ticket. Anyone wishing to sample beer should be prepared to present a valid ID.
Last modified: July 4, 2018
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