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Enjoy unlimited tastings from 50+ breweries at Boulevardia’s Taps & Tastes

From as close to home as the Crossroads to as far out as Belgium, breweries will come to Crown Center on Saturday, June 17 to offer craft beer tastings paired with bites from KC kitchens at Taps & Tastes.

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You may know that Boulevardia will feature national acts like Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit, Surfaces, and K. Flay — but it isn’t just a music festival. In fact, plenty of events don’t even require a full festival pass.

Taps & Tastes will bring 50+ breweries from across the nation to sample craft beers alongside snacks from KC chefs at Crown Center. Not sure how to navigate the “pop-up party nation”? We’ll be your tour guides.

When + where

Taps & Tastes takes place on festival day two — that’s Saturday, June 17. General admission runs 2-5 p.m., but early admission gets you in an hour earlier.

Breweries will set up at the Crown Center Exhibition Hall, apart from the main festival but within easy walking distance.

  • Crown Center parking will be free all day Saturday on a first come first served basis. Access the garages at Pershing Road and McGee Street or Grand Boulevard and 25th Street.
  • Better yet, park up north and take the streetcar (We still like the NFL Draft parking map made by VisitKC).

What your ticket gets you

A $85 ticket gets you your keepsake glass and unlimited food and drink tastings. Early bird tickets cost $125.

Plus, a Taps & Tastes ticket includes a Saturday festival pass. Catch local artists like Tre Mutava and the Daisy Buckët drag show, and check out the BLVDIA Skate Party.

Participating breweries

You’ll find local favorites like Boulevard and City Barrel — and some offerings from further afield. Find brews from:

  • Scarlet Letter (Arkansas)
  • Ghost Town (California)
  • Great Divide (Colorado)
  • Toppling Goliath (Iowa)
  • Defiance (Kansas)
  • Maine Beer Co. (Maine)
  • Founders (Michigan)
  • Surly (Minnesota)
  • 4 Hands (Missouri)
  • Brewery Ommegang (New York)
  • Fullsteam (North Carolina)
  • Drekker (North Dakota)
  • Deschutes (Oregon)
  • Blue Owl (Texas)
  • Uinta (Utah)
  • Brasserie D’Achouffe (Belgium)
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