Wort Transformation 2013

In honor of American Craft Beer Week, Boulevard Brewing Co. would like to celebrate the adventurous spirit of homebrewing that inspired our founder, John McDonald, to brew his first batches of beer over two decades ago. On Monday, May 13, we will brew a batch of beer with no intention of fermenting it ourselves.

Instead, we’ll open our doors on Tuesday, May 14, and share this wort with local homebrewers—all we’ll ask is they bring a finished product back and let us give it a try. We’ll then choose our favorite wort transformation recipe and invite the winner to come back and brew it again—but this time on our system.

Homebrewers who register early enough—the quantity of wort is extremely limited—will be assigned a time on Tuesday May 14 to stop by the brewery and fill one 5-gallon vessel from our wort tank. Brewers and other brewery staff will be on hand to say hello, pour you a sample in the tasting room and give you a discount on all gift shop purchases.

Wort will be extremely limited, and so you must register on this page—please note: submitting your information here does not guarantee we will be able to provide you wort this year. Registration cannot be completed in person or over the phone.



Registration must be completed by 12pm on Wednesday, May 8.

Registered homebrewers will receive an email by 5pm on Thursday, May 9, giving you either a “Yes, please come pick up your wort”, or “Shucks, sorry, but we don’t have any wort left” message.

Wort recipients will be scheduled to a specific pick-up window on Tuesday, May 14. Pick-up times will be assigned at random and must be honored.

Wort recipients are required to bring with them a cleaned-and-sanitized 5-gallon fermentation vessel with a lid.

For those interested in doing so, SIX 12oz. bottles of finished beer from the Boulevard wort should be dropped off to the brewery’s front desk (Monday-Friday between 10am-4pm) by Monday, July 15.

Each submission must be clearly marked with name, email, phone number, and accompanied by a brief description outlining the brewer’s goal, ingredients and processes used.

Winning entries will be contacted to discuss future brewing plans.

If you have additional questions, please direct them via email to homebrewer@boulevard.com

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Thanks so much for your interest in participating in our first-ever wort transformation project. Unfortunately, registration is now closed, and so you’ll need to hang in there until next year. We thank you for all of your support and for continuing to help evolve the Kansas City craft beer and homebrewing scene.