If you want to take a tour, show up early. Like 10am early. You can sign up for any tour you want, in 30 min. increments. We signed up at 10:15 for an 11:30 tour (the first available), and worried that there would not be enough to do. There was plenty. The store is on the first floor. It is huge, reasonably priced and has hard to find beers to take home as well as all sorts of merch. The top floor is a giant beer hall with some exclusive tap room only "test" beers, as well as all their classics. There were also drinks for the kids, foosball, board games, and a free photo booth shaped like a trailer. The food looked good, but we did not order any. The tour was friendly and informative, the place is immaculately clean, and you get 3 good sized samples. You have to check this place out.
Literally my first stop after getting off the plane. Tasting room has a very nice set up and an overall good vibe as it was the first Sunday of the NFL season. KC Chiefs game was on, but surprisingly, it wasn’t overly crowded. The continuous rounds of tours was somewhat annoying. Staff was mediocre; not as friendly/talkative as I imagined. Was really hoping to try a couple of the seasonal releases that should have been available according to the website. Selection was adequate nonetheless and I was able to sample several new beers that I thoroughly enjoyed. Very inexpensive in my opinion and absolutely worth the trip. Highly recommend to anyone in the area.
Awesome place. Was crowded on a Wednesday afternoon, so I’d imagine it’s crazy on the weekends. Got a $5 sampler of 4 very good beers. If you’re in the area, this is a must stop. I was slightly worried about the parking situation, but there’s plenty, and it’s free.
Boulevard was one of the highlights of my recent visits to MO, OK, & KS. This in a large but beautiful brewery In KC, MO with a lot of history...a regional brewery that’s been around a long time with a past of making macro beers. They have been making great craftbeers for sometime now however. I had a couple of flights of all their beers an loved most...especially the Single and Double Wide IPA’s. The Smokestack Series beers are great to try too. When I was there on a Saturday the place was very crowded and all the tours were booked for the day...so plan ahead. Fortunately they are already in the process of expanding the tasting room...so a more pleasant experience is coming soon. Definitely visit if in the area. Side note: after flying some of their beers back to NJ...I found out they just started distributing in NJ the month a returned!
Cant believe i didnt rate this place. Toured this in early 2012. I wasnt able to do the brewery tour, but i had a few samples in the taproom. very nice gift shop but its a little pricey. VEry friendly staff and lots of cool showcases of the history of kansas city brewery companies. Worth a stop!
Took the free tour and really enjoyed it. The girl who led the tour was great. The tour itself was cool in that we saw the bottling line, and it featured a healthy dose of history (not to mention the history hanging on the walls all throughout the brewery). Everyone over 21 receives 4 tokens good for samples after the tour. The selection was standard Boulevard product, but only an idiot would complain about free beer, right? I want to come back for the Unfiltered Tour.
I have been on a lot of brewery tours. This one is definitely above average. We took the free public one (as it is apparently IMPOSSIBLE to get on the "unfiltered" tour). Our girl was bubbly and really knowledgeable. They show you the bottling line and the event spaces are really nice. Do it if you’re in town because it’s free, short, informative, and they give you a free tasting at the end. One thing to note is that although it says "first come first serve" on the website and that reservations are only needed on Saturday - IGNORE THIS. YOU CAN MAKE A RESERVATION FOR ANY TOUR ANY DAY OF THE WEEK, AND YOU SHOULD. We showed up 40 minutes early on a Sunday for the 2PM. It was full, so we got 3:30 tickets. Those were gone by 1:45PM. Other than being pretty annoyed at how the tours fill up (normally first come first serve means people have to wait in a physical line. Just provide the proper info!), it was a really nice tour. We WILL be back for the unfiltered tour. We were slightly disappointed that really nothing special was in the tasting room.