A Conversation with John McDonald

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Library Director Crosby Kemper III leads a public conversation with Boulevard Brewing Company founder John McDonald exploring how his award-winning company became the largest craft brewer in the Midwest and the largest independent American brewer  in Missouri.
Kansas City: Cradle of Entrepreneurs
Wednesday, August 3, 2011
6:30pm @ Central Library

Join a public conversation with local brewing pioneer John McDonald, founder of Boulevard Brewing Company.

McDonald, recently named the 2011 Brewers Association Recognition Award winner, started the brewery in 1989 and hand delivered Boulevard beer to local restaurants in his pick-up truck. Today, his company employs over 90 people.

Since 1989, the award-winning company has grown to become the largest craft brewer in the Midwest and the largest independent American brewer in Missouri.

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