Anheuser-Busch has stayed true to its historic brewing methods since its founding in 1852, continuing the practice of brewing the best beers. Located in the historic neighborhood of Soulard, the St Louis brewery is Anheuser-Busch's oldest and largest brewery site. The site was chosen due to its access to the Mississippi, the natural cave formations used to store beer before artificial refrigeration, and the large number of German immigrants in the 1800's.
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Regardless of the tour or experience visitors choose, they will be transported back in time as they walk through the historic St. Louis brewery. Guests will learn about the vision that became one of the country's oldest and largest breweries. From cutting-edge brewing technology to historic architecture that includes three National Historic Landmarks, visitors have the opportunity to see first-hand the timeless tradition and heritage Anheuser-Busch utilizes to brew its beer.
All of the brewery's signature experiences provide guests with exclusive insight into the tradition, passion, and people of Anheuser-Busch. Each tour will leave visitors with a sense of brewing knowledge and history unrivaled by other brewery experience in the United States. In addition to tours, the St. Louis brewery offers the Biergarten. The Biergarten is a unique space to enjoy refreshing beer and delicious food, and features a charming view of an urban landscape.
The General Brewery Tour at Anheuser-Busch Brewery is a complimentary tour that lasts about forty-five minutes. While the tickets for the tour are free, they're offered on a first-come, first-serve basis. Visitors are able to reserve tickets, however, for a small fee. During the tour, guests will view the complete seven step brewing process, as well as the famous Budweiser Clydesdales in their historic stables. These majestic horses have become an icon for Anheuser-Busch, appearing is many of the most memorable Super Bowl commercials. Guests will also have the chance to feel the cool Beechwood Aging Cellars and see some of the Brew Kettles.
Visitors' senses are stimulated and their curiosity satisfied during the Beermaster Tour as they explore the art of brewing. This tour offers a special behind-the-scenes glimpse into Budweiser's brewing. The St. Louis Beermaster Tour visits the historic Brew House, Clydesdale Paddock and Stables, Packaging Facility, Lager Cellar, and Finishing Cellar. The tour also includes a sample for those over the age of twenty-one directly from one of the finishing tanks. Lasting about two hours, the Beermaster Tour does cost a fee to take part in. There is a lower price of those under twenty-one, and guests must at least thirteen years old to join the tour.
Anheuser-Busch Brewery's Day Fresh Tour offers an eye-opening look into a beer's journey from "seed to sip." Visitors start their seventy-five minute tour with a look at the Budweiser Clydesdale Paddock and Stables, followed by a stop in the Beechwood Aging Cellar, a visit to the historic Brew House, and more. Another interesting and fun experience for guests is the brewery's Beer School. The forty-five minute class introduces visitors to an array of beer styles and ingredients, food-pairing suggestions, and proper pouring techniques.
1200 Lynch Street, St. Louis Missouri, Phone: 314-577-2626