Loved the tour. One of the best brewery tours that I’ve been on. Got to try a couple of brewery-exclusive beers after the tour. The only downside with Boulevard is that you have to book a tour so far in advance to get in.
Best micro tour I’ve been to: Boulevard has upgraded the tour process by expanding the meeting area with a new hospitality room.
The go-to beer this tour was the Special Reserve Nutcracker, with a very savory hoppy aftertaste. Harvest Daze is now out, in the Smokestack series. It’s a wheat wine beer with a good punch.
Boulevard Brewing Company offers free tours on Saturdays, and they are very knowledgeable, polite, and generous. The tours are pretty quick, yet thorough, and they end with approximately 45 minutes for the tasting room, where you get full pints of any of the beers on tap that you’d like. You need to call ahead for tour reservations (they get busy around the holidays), but it is a great tour and a great time.
I have done the tour several times. Boulevard has a very pretty and unique brewery. The tour itself is very enjoyable, always a good laugh, and great beers. You get samples at the end of the 30-45 minutes tour. On sample currently are all the regular lineup, plus one of the Smokestacks. Blvd has also cycled in some experimental beers here as well, so never really know what you will get. Tours have been selling out crazy early recently, so make sure you plan ahead.
94 = ★★★★½ (World class)
I only use the total score, not the component parts.
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.
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.
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.
Been on tours of all sort a few times. Visited the brewery a few times, and the brewery store. Blvd is an awesome brewery and they treat people right. bar tap often has something experimental on tap. Gift shop is nice. I would definitely recommend a tour for anyone.
One of my favorite places in the whole world. Doesn’t take as long as the budweiser tour but you get better beer in the end. Only complaint is that had to book tour about 3 months in advance. This won’t be my last tour here.