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    Boulevardia Expands Taps & Tastes Offerings Beyond Beer

    Posted March 26, 2024

    49 Missouri and Kansas breweries and distilleries to participate in food and drink sampling experience

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. (March 26, 2024) — Organizers of Boulevardia announced today the lineup of participants for the festival’s annual “Taps & Tastes” food and drink sampling event. For the first time ever, the festival has expanded its offerings beyond beer to include samples from distilleries as well. In addition, the festival is homing in on what makes Boulevardia so special — the local community — and is exclusively partnering with Missouri- and Kansas-based businesses for this year’s event.

    This fan-favorite special event will once again take place indoors at the Crown Center Exhibition Hall on Saturday, June 15, during the festival. Ticket holders for the exclusive experience will be able to sample beers, seltzers, ciders, and various liquors from 49 participants, as well as bites from several local restaurants.

    “We’re excited to switch things up a bit at Taps & Tastes this year by focusing on the local breweries and distilleries that make this part of the country such an exciting place to be,” said Casey Osburn, Boulevardia president. “Being able to provide samples of products beyond beer allows a new audience to experience the event that it may not have appealed to previously. The list of businesses for Taps & Tastes is carefully curated by the team at Boulevard and we couldn’t be more thrilled with the exciting and diverse mix of businesses participating in this year’s event.”

    Attendees can choose from two different ticket options. A general admission ticket is currently available for $85, allowing patrons three hours to sample drinks and bites from local restauranteurs (2-5 p.m.), while participants who opt for the early admission ticket get one extra hour of sampling (1-5 p.m.) for $125. Both ticket options include unlimited sampling, a commemorative tasting glass and admission to the festival on Saturday.

    Confirmed breweries and distilleries are listed below in alphabetical order.

    • 2nd Shift Brewing
    • 3Halves Brew Pub & BBQ
    • 4 Hands Brewing Company
    • Alma Mader BrewingBKS Artisan Ales
    • Blind Tiger Brewery
    • Boulevard Brewing Company
    • Brewery Emperial
    • Brick River Cider Co.
    • Callsign Brewing
    • Casual Animal Brewing
    • Central Standard Brewing
    • Cinder Block Brewery
    • City Barrel Brewery
    • Crane Brewing Company
    • Defiance Brewing Co.
    • Double Shift Brewing Company
    • Free State Brewing Co.
    • Friction Beer Company
    • Grains & Taps
    • Holladay Distillery
    • Hopping Gnome Brewing Company
    • J. Rieger & Co.
    • Kansas City Bier Company
    • Lawrence Beer Company
    • Logboat Brewing Co.
    • Manhattan Brewing Company
    • Martin City Brewing Company
    • Mother's Brewing Company
    • Narrow Gauge Brewing Company
    • Nortons Brewing Company
    • Pathlight Brewing
    • Perennial Artisan Ales
    • Piney River Brewing Co.
    • Quirk Hard Seltzer
    • Radius Brewing Company
    • Restless Spirits Distilling Company
    • River Bluff Brewing
    • Rochester Brewing and Roasting Company
    • Stockyards Brewing Company
    • Strange Days Brewing Co.
    • The Big Rip Brewing Co.
    • Tom's Town Distilling Co.
    • Torn Label Brewing Co.
    • Transport Brewery
    • Union Horse Distilling Co.
    • Urban Chestnut Brewing Company
    • Vine Street Brewing Co.
    • Wichita Brewing Company

    Additional details about the festival, including the full entertainment schedule, will be announced in the coming months.

    About Boulevardia

    The two-day urban street festival is June 14 and 15 in downtown Kansas City, Missouri, near the intersection of Pershing and Grand Boulevard, encompassing Crown Center and Washington Square Park. The event features a craft beer and food sampling experience and music from local, regional and national acts, as well as interactive activities, entertainment and shopping, all in a unique urban setting. Learn more about the nonprofit festival at boulevardia.com, facebook.com/boulevardia, twitter.com/Blvdia and instagram.com/blvdia.