Anheuser-Busch Brewery

I am the type of person who loves to explore the area I am currently living in, so you will get lots of posts from the St. Louis area since that is where I currently reside.  I always think that even though people around me may be aware of these areas, you never know if a reader from far away will find the information useful!  Plus, St. Louis is filled with great landmark and restaurant gems!

My husband and I spent our Easter Monday off of work and school at the Anheuser-Busch Brewery this morning.  I’ve been meaning to go on a tour of this place for quite some time, I mean Budweiser is the great American beer.  While I’m not a beer drinker myself, I still thought it would be fun to learn about the process.

We arrived just after they opened for the day, but must have just missed the first tour.  They have several different tour options, but since we aren’t beer drinkers, we chose to do the simple complementary tour that gives you a general overview.  The others go more in depth on the whole process and allow you to see even more of the process.  Our tour had three main stops: The Clydesdale stable, The Aging Cellars, and the Mashing Room.  I loved seeing the intricate stable and the horses.  The Aging Cellar is kept cool and the Mashing Room is very humid and warm. Right before you take the elevators up to the Mashing Room you get your first free sample.  I got a BudLite (which was ok, but I still don’t get why everyone thinks beer is so fantastic.)  They also give you a free chip to save for when you go to the Biergarten at the end that will allow you to get another free beer.

Be prepared when you take this tour that there is a bit of walking and some of it is outdoors.  I thought it was a very informative tour.  They have a great gift shop too, but my favorite part was the Biergarten.  While I didn’t actually get another sample (again since I’m not a huge beer fan), we did stay for lunch and had some delicious Bavarian Pretzels with Beer Cheese Sauce.  Being from Wisconsin, I’m a huge Beer Cheese fan, and let me tell you, it’s not easy to find here in St. Louis.  I loved them so much that I would for sure come back to the Biergarten again!  And the great thing is, you can!  You don’t have to go on a tour to visit their wonderful Biergarten!

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