Way back in June, Irene and I headed up to Kansas City to take in the Cardinals/Royals series.  While we were up there, Laura Dale of Boulevard Brewing was kind enough to set us up a tour with John Bryan, the Artisanal Director of Boulevard.  John is the guy behind the Smokestack Series.

I have to say that at the time while I was quite aware of Boulevard, I was unaware just how big Boulevard is.  It’s huge.  Boulevard produced 132,000 barrels of beer last year.  Just by comparison, Schlafly produced about 24,000.  This new facility has the capacity to produce 700,000 barrels of beer a year.  That’s a lot of beer.  If you’re ever in KC, you need to make the trip and check out this facility.  It’s pretty amazing.