A tour of the Budweiser HQ
What American road trip would be complete without a stop at the bastion of home town American values? The holy shrine on which our nation’s culture is built, the single most uniting force that brings us together from coast to coast? I know what you’re thinking—the Budweiser brewery in St. Louis, Missouri.
Yep, this is the one that started them all. Brewed in St. Louis since 1876, Budweiser has long been America’s King of Beers.
After our tour of the Trappist Breweries in Belgium, we thought it apt to explore our domestic beer heritage as well. On a hot and humid day in June we stopped in for a free tour of the Brewery and of course a sample of the fine brews.
The tour started out with a visit to the Budweiser Clydesdale stables. Kyle was impressed.
We then went through an aging room where they told us fun facts about how we would have to drink one beer an hour 24 hours a day for 60 years to polish off one of these aging tanks. Kyle was impressed.
It’s too bad the following picture is blurry. On the way into the elevators that take you up in the brew house there is an 8ft tall brass statue of an eagle. Kyle was impressed. So was I.
We got to see the brew house and the bottling line and got a nice summary of the whole process. Kyle was impressed.
At the end of the tour we boarded a bus that took us back to the welcome center. Kyle was getting a bit tired from the heat and the walking, but was still impressed.
Back at the welcome center they offered us a sample of two Anheuser-Busch beers. Who wouldn’t be impressed?