About

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.

Our Beers

80-Acre Hoppy Wheat Beer

American Pale Wheat Ale

Bob’s ’47 Oktoberfest

Märzen / Oktoberfest

Boulevard Pale Ale

American Pale Ale (APA)

Bully! Porter

English Porter

Cranberry Orange Radler

Fruit / Vegetable Beer

Dark Truth Stout

American Double / Imperial Stout

Funky Pumpkin

Pumpkin Ale

Ginger Lemon Radler

Fruit / Vegetable Beer

Irish Ale

Irish Red Ale

KC Pils

American Pale Lager

Nutcracker Ale

Winter Warmer

Show Me Sour

American Wild / Sour Ale

Single-Wide IPA

American IPA

Snow & Tell

Scotch Ale / Wee Heavy

Tank 7 Farmhouse Ale

Saison / Farmhouse Ale

Tell-Tale Tart

American Wild / Sour Ale

The Calling

American Double / Imperial IPA

The Sixth Glass

Belgian Strong Dark Ale

Tropical Pale Ale

American Pale Ale (APA)

Unfiltered Wheat Beer

American Pale Wheat Ale

Get in Touch

Call Us

+1 816-474-7095

Send a Message

fineales@boulevard.com