the family-owned Muehlebach Brewery was sold to an emerging
national power from Milwaukee, Schlitz. They continued to
brew Kansas City beer and even pioneered the brown bottle
while here, but eventually in 1973, Schlitz decided to move
their beer business to Memphis and shut down the Kansas City
brewery. Kansas City would not home another brewery until
the opening of Boulevard Brewing Company in 1989 followed
by the opening of Pony Express in 1995.