Since its establishment in 1852, the Anheuser-Busch, a company offering a diverse range of beers and beverages, has become a leading beer company in the world. It produces one of the most popular beers around: the Budweiser.
Budweiser Brewery Tours:12th and Lynch Sts. St. Louis, MO 63118; 314-577-2626
The Budweiser Brewery Tours have a number of locations including one in St. Louis, Missouri, known as the home of Budweiser. Every tour guides the guests through a blend of rich brewing heritage of this world-renowned beer.
The complimentary tour showcases the state-of-the-art technology and extraordinary architecture of the historic Budweiser Clydesdale Stable, Lager Cellar, Brew House, and Bevo Packaging Facility.
Tour Locations and Schedule
The brewery tour requires a considerable amount of walking with visits to both indoor and outdoor locations. All areas are ADA-accessible.
To reach the facility in St. Louis, take the I-55 to Arsenal Street, then take Exit 206C.
Aside from the tours offered in St. Louis, there are four other tours offered in the company’s 12 U.S. breweries including those in: Fairfield, California; Fort Collins, Colorado; Jacksonville, Florida; and Merrimack, New Hampshire.
As a general schedule guide, the tour hours are as follows: (September to April) from Mondays to Saturdays, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., and Sundays, 11:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m; (May) from Mondays to Saturdays, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., and Sundays, 11:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.; (June to August) from Mondays to Saturdays, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., and Sundays, 11:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
As schedule may change without prior notice, it is best to check the Budweiser Tours website or call the facility before finalizing plans of attending a tour.
Guests who are 21 years of age or older can enjoy the sample products offered at the touring facility’s Hospitality Room. Each one can choose from a variety of brews including new and innovative products and the plant’s seasonal brands. For non-alcoholic options, there are soft drinks and snacks served as well.
The St. Louis Tour Center hosts a number of fun events throughout the year for the benefit of both locals and tourists.
The brewery tour in St. Louis allows guests to see the world famous Budweiser Clydesdales in their stables at the brewery. This is also viewable from the company’s stables at other brewery tour locations including those in Fort Collins and Merrimack.
Anheuser-Busch Gift Shop
After the brewery tour, guests can check out the Anheuser-Busch Gift Shop. It offers a wide selection of the latest in Anheuser-Busch and Budweiser branded merchandise. Those who prefer to shop online can also visit http://www.budshop.com.
Beermaster Tours and Beer School
Beer enthusiasts can inquire about the Beermaster Tours that provide in-depth, behind-the-scene experience on how the company brews and packages Budweiser. Another interesting activity to check out after the free brewery tour is the Beer School, a fun, interactive, and informative class explaining the art of brewing. It also discusses the many styles of ales and lagers; thus, providing enjoyable insights and significant information to peak beer drinkers’ interests.
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