Initial Visit: December 21st, 2013
Price: Free / $-$$
Description: Offering up free tours of their Brewery, Anheuser-Busch gives you an inside glimpse at the beer-making process to the tasty beverages they provide across the world.
Each time I have gone to this Brewery, it is always busy and bustling with people. People love beer! Or tours. Or the free beer at the end of the tour! While you can walk in and look around the Gift Shop and the displays they have out, the real fun is taking the tour.
I think the tour clocked in around 45-60 minutes? But it goes by fairly quick as the entire brewery complex is massive and you are always moving and seeing new things. The tanks alone where they store beer are worth going to see. They are MASSIVE. At the end of each tour, they give you a ticket or two to redeem something at the bar. The bars itself offer a large quantity of beers to choose from. Some I didn’t even know Anheuser-Busch/InBev produced. I discovered Kirin Ichiban was pretty good!
So on top of the free tours and exhibits, they also offer a Beer class. It was around $15 to take. They go into more depth of the beer making process, how to serve/store beer, differences in styles and various odds and ends. At the end of it, you get a nice Honorary Beermaster Certificate. Mine is framed and just waiting to be put up for display.
Overall, a cool experience that any beer lover should check out. Even if you are not a Budweiser fan.
1200 Lynch St
St. Louis, MO 63118