Boulevard Brewing Co. has grown to become one of the largest specialty brewers in the Midwest, dedicated to the craft of producing fresh, flavorful beers using traditional ingredients and the best of both old and new brewing techniques. They’ve become so big that they need a new home to store everything. This week, Boulevard Brewing entered into a long-term lease for a 182,000-square foot distribution center in Kansas City. Upon completion next spring, the Kansas City brewery will move from its 64,000-square foot location, which has served as the company’s principal warehouse for more than eight years. The new state-of-the-art building will house all of Boulevard’s finished beer, along with a barrel-aging cellar and space for a bottling line for its Smokestack Series beers.
“We’ve been bursting at the seams for quite awhile,” said Jeff Krum, Boulevard’s vice president of Corporate Affairs. “This should give us breathing room for at least the next decade.”
As many as 15 trucks per day leave Boulevard’s distribution center, loaded with beer destined for 32 states and the District of Columbia. That number is likely to increase in 2016, as Boulevard plans to open new markets in Arizona, Kentucky, Michigan, Connecticut, Rhode Island and Delaware.