Boulevard Brewing Company
from Kansas City
The Brewers Association currently ranks Boulevard as the 10th largest craft brewery, and the 17th largest active brewery in the United States based on 2011 sales volume. Boulevard began 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.Unfiltered Wheat Beer A lively, refreshing ale with a naturally citrusy flavor and distinctive cloudy appearance. It is reminiscent of the wheat beers that were brewed at the turn of the century, before the advent of modern filtration. This easy-drinking American-style wheat beer has become our most popular offering, and the best-selling craft beer in the Midwest.
Smokestack SeriesTank 7 ~ 99 RateBeer.com Pours a crystal clear yellow until you hit some yeast floater cloudiness at the bottom of the bottle. Has a big fluffy white head that fades slowly and leaves nice lacing down the glass. Smells of bready yeast. Tropical fruit and pepper on the tongue. The Sixth Glass ~ 98 RateBeer.com This quadrupel ale, also meant for the mature connoisseur, is a deep and mysterious libation, dark auburn and full-bodied, its sweetness deceptive. As Ole describes the glasses in turn, their contents become more ominous until, in the sixth glass… Double Wide I.P.A. ~ 99 overall RateBeer.com The classic India Pale Ale is a traveler’s beer, aggressively hopped to withstand the long, hot ocean voyage to the British East Indies. Our Double-Wide I.P.A. also travels well, and is right at home in the most exotic ports of call of the Midwest. Dark Truth Stout ~ 98 RateBeer.com Layers of complex flavors slowly emerge from the glass: espresso, roasted fig, crème brulée. Belgian yeast provides a plum-like fruitiness, noble German hops reveal spicy, herbal notes, while the rich, velvety mouthfeel mellows to a dry, smoky finish.