One of the metro’s best-known beer aficionados, Boulevard Brewing’s own Patrick Mullin, put his creative juices to work when he saw his service industry friends struggling. “Working at a brewery, I’m friends with quite a few service industry folks who own or work at local bars and restaurants,” says the beer brah. “It’s been tough seeing them get hit so hard by the food and beverage business limitations put in place due to COVID-19 precautions.”
The ever-ingenious Mullins wanted to figure out a way to help—but wasn’t sure what to do until he had a “random epiphany,” he says. “This town loves Kansas City apparel, so what if there was a Kansas City-themed shirt that not only promoted a message of supporting local food and beverage businesses, but also truly helped individuals by having all the profits go to Harvesters?”
And voilà—behold, Mullins handy-dandy T-shirt creation, which has been creating steady buzz since it was released on Tuesday. “In less than 24 hours, enough shirts have been sold to help Harvesters provide over 1,400 meals to Kansas Citians in need,” says Mullins.
Several different style/color options are available with prices ranging from $22.99 – $26.99 depending on the shirt. People can purchase through this link: https://www.bonfire.com/snack-local-drink-local-kc/ “They will ship closer to the end of March, so everyone supporting—including me—can expect to be rockin’ them in early April,” says Mullins.