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We deliberated at length (and over a beer or two) to concoct these stunningly eloquent and reasonably accurate answers to some of your most common questions. If you have a question or comment that we haven’t addressed, we’ll be happy to try to answer it. Click here to send us an email.
- Can I find your beers overseas?
- In what markets can I find Boulevard Brewing Company beers?
- How many people work at Boulevard?
- Are you hiring?
- Why is Boulevard beer distributed in such a limited territory?
- What are your plans for expansion?
- I can’t get Boulevard where I live; will you ship it to me?
- Can I buy stock in Boulevard?
- Do you take dinner reservations?
- How can I get Boulevard to sponsor or donate to my upcoming event, charity or organization?
It’s no secret that American craft brewers are gaining worldwide acclaim for their quality, innovation and business ingenuity. Last year we were approached by a European broker who was interested in bringing Boulevard beer to some Nordic countries. After much research and consideration, we decided to take the plunge and send a very limited amount of several different beers for them to try. So far, we’ve received a warm welcome.
You might be asking yourself why Boulevard would make the decision to send beer overseas when it is currently only available in 25 states throughout the US?!? The honest answer is that the amount of beer we’ve shipped to Europe is minimal. It wouldn’t come close to the amount we’d need in open up another American market.
Boulevard is excited to see the growth of American craft beer overseas. Europeans certainly taught us a lot about making beer (heck, our very own Brewmaster is Belgian and one of our Engineering masterminds is German!) and it is a great opportunity to showcase the unique ales and lagers Americans have come up with as well as the spin we’ve put on some European styles.
Rest assured we haven’t finished expanding in the US. While we don’t have any current new markets on the horizon, we’re always researching cities throughout the US that could be the next addition to the Boulevard distribution region. We recommend you visit our website and social media outlets on Facebook and Twitter for the latest news in both geographical expansion and new beers.
Our beers are currently available throughout Missouri, Kansas, Nebraska, Iowa, Oklahoma, Arkansas, North Dakota, South Dakota, Indiana, California, Oregon, Washington, Alaska, Massachusetts, and Colorado with partial distribution in Alabama, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Minnesota, Texas, Utah, Maryland, Virginia and North Carolina as well as the District of Columbia.
We have about 90 full-time and a handful of part-time employees.
Check our current openings on the Job Postings page.
The original plan of our founder and president, John McDonald, was to create a local/regional brewery modeled after the hundreds of breweries that flourished in this country from the 1600s into the early 20th century. By the 1970s, these local and regional producers were virtually extinct, victims of the combined results of Prohibition, pasteurization, cheap transportation and the marketing might of the big industrial brewers. Like other small breweries that have sprung up since the early 1980s, we’re dedicated to bringing back fresh, flavorful beers in a variety of styles. Our limited regional distribution helps us do just that, though the extended shelf life and other attributes of our Smokestack Series beers allows for wider distribution than our core brands.
In terms of geography, we don’t have plans to grow much beyond our regional territory. We do, however, hope to sell significantly more beer within our existing markets in the coming years. With our recently completed brewhouse expansion, we’ve got plenty of brewing capacity, and we’ll increase our fermentation, filtration, and packaging capacities as necessary to meet future demand.
Due to legal constraints, we cannot sell or ship beer directly to you. We’ve heard that www.internetwines.com and www.johnsgrocery.com sell and ship our beer so you might want to check those sites.
Sorry, Boulevard is a privately held partnership and is not publicly traded.
No, Boulevard is not a brewpub and we do not have a restaurant. It’s hard enough to do one thing really, really well, so we invest all of our time, energy and resources into brewing great beer. There are, however, plenty of outstanding restaurants and pubs in our region that would be happy to serve you a great meal and a cold, delicious Boulevard beer!
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