The Budweiser story
The Budweiser founder, Adolphus Busch, journeyed to America from Germany in 1857, determined to make his dreams come true. After fighting for the Union during the Civil War, Adolphus joined his father-in-law’s business, bringing big, ambitious ideas with him.
In 1879, the company’s name was officially changed to Anheuser-Busch Brewing Association. After Eberhard’s passing in 1880, Adolphus became president. Before Budweiser was introduced, many Americans were drinking heavy, dark ales. But St. Louis summers were hot – perfect for a palatable, crisp lager. Budweiser’s smoothness and drinkability was a success. Budweiser quickly became wildly popular not just in St. Louis, but in America. The company has stayed true to that recipe ever since.
What beers does Budweiser make?
Budweiser is responsible for brewing the following beers:
- Budweiser Nitro Gold
- Budweiser Select
- Budweiser Select 55
- Budweiser Chelada
- Budweiser Zero
Who is Anheuser-Busch?
Anheuser-Busch is the parent company of Budweiser. Anheuser-Busch is responsible for many beer brands, including:
- Bud Light
- Michelob Ultra
- Stella Artois
- Busch Beer
- Natural Light
- Landshark Lager
- Presidente Beer
- Shock Top
- Plus many craft breweries under their brewers collective arm
- 10 Barrel Brewing
- Appalachian Mountain Brewery
- Blue Point Brewing
- Devil’s Backbone
- Elysian Brewing
- Golden Road Brewing
- Goose Island Beer Co.
- Kona Brewing
- Shock Top
- Plus many other craft breweries!
How do I see the Budweiser Clydesdales?
There are a number of ways to see the famous Budweiser Clydesdales. First, you can visit their official home at the Anheuser-Busch Brewery in St. Louis, where they reside in an ornate brick and stained-glass stable that was built in 1885. You can also see them at Grant's Farm in St. Louis.
In addition to St. Louis, you can visit them in Boonville, MO at the Budweiser Clydesdale Breeding Facility known as Warm Springs Ranch.
The Budweiser Clydesdales may also visit a Total Wine & More store near you in the future! Be sure to check out the hitch schedule to find out where they're traveling to next.
Where can I find Budweiser ingredient information?
You can find ingredient and nutritional information on the Anheuser-Busch consumer-information website, www.tapintoyourbeer.com.