President of Beers: #36

Boulevard Pilsner: Boulevard Brewing Company, Kansas City, Missouri

We're drinking the flagship craft beer from every state in the Union, counting down from 50-1, to find which is home to the President of Beers.

#36: Boulevard Pilsner: Boulevard Brewing Company, Kansas City, Missouri

State: Missouri is famous for beer. Actually, make that infamous. On the east side of the state, St. Louis was once home to America's mightiest brewery. It's now just "American Corona," from the same multinational corporation that makes Stella, Beck's and a bunch of other crisp and clean generic lagers.

Brewery: Founded in 1989, Kansas City's Boulevard Brewing Company is now the largest independent brewery in the state of Missouri.

Beer: Boulevard Pilsner, billed as a "full flavored but easy drinking American lager." None of our tasters had much to say about it, besides identifying the style.

Difficulty of Obtaining in Oregon: Fairly easy. It's distributed here, though this beer falls into the gap between grocery stores, which have a limited selecting from craft labels and plenty of big Pilsners to push, and craft beer stores, which don't carry many traditional American lagers. This bottle came from John's Market in Multnomah Village.

Rating: 58.1

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