Ripple Glass at Boulevardia x Boulevard Giveaway


Have you seen those big purple Ripple Glass recycling bins around KC and wondered what they are? Well, I am sure you have enjoyed a Boulevard beer (or two), if so, then you are more familiar with the brand than you know!

Ripple Glass is an initiative started in 2009 by Boulevard Brewing Company. Once Boulevard realized that Kansas Citians were discarding more than 150 million pounds of glass annually they wanted to ensure that glass was being recycled responsibly across Kansas City.

Isn't it a beaut?!

Since its inception, the Ripple effect has quadrupled the rate of glass recycling in the Kansas City metropolitan area; and has partnered with more than 80 municipalities throughout the Midwest.

In anticipation of Boulevardia (held June 15-16, 2018), the annual music and entertainment festival hosted by Boulevard Brewing Company, at 1503 Genessee St. in Kansas City’s West Bottoms, Ripple Glass and I have partnered to host a giveaway centered around its upcoming series of mural inspired bins. The new Ripple Glass bins will feature local businesses, landmarks, and notable people who call Kansas City home; Ripple’s first mural bin will be featured at Boulevardia. Each of the bins will move on a weekly basis and are encouraged to be used for their intended use – glass recycling.

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Boulevardia is known for featuring an extensive lineup of local acts coupled with big-name headliners. This year the MGDs, Phantastics and Tech N9ne are among the impressive group. If you don’t have plans, join me for a few brews, tunes and an experience like none other. You can purchase tickets upon arrival, or in advance at

Now onto the giveaway:

Time to take your best selfie, folks!

Time to take your best selfie, folks!

The Ripple Glass giveaway is as easy as pie to enter. In order to participate simply take a picture (your best selfie, cheers with friends, or any other event themed photo) with the art bin at Boulevardia, then post to social media with @rippleglasskc tagged and the hashtag #cheerstoripple used in your caption. Entry is valid on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter! Once entered you are eligible to win one of three amazing prizes:

1st Place – The one and only John McDonald will take you and 10 friends on an exclusive, behind the scenes tour of Boulevard Brewing Company — come thirsty because a happy hour (with food and drinks) at the Beer Hall is included!

John McDonald, Boulevard Brewing Company

2nd Place and 3rd Place – A $50 gift card to go on a boozy shopping spree at the Boulevard gift shop and your very own in-home Ripple Glass recycling tote.

Ripple Glass in Kansas City

The drawing will be held Wednesday, June 20 and winners will be able to claim their prize as early as Friday, June 22.  I hope to see you out at Boulevardia, and now that you know what the big purple bins are do your best to help propel the recycling initiative Boulevard started!