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Budweiser Brewery Experience
Ranked #1 of 25 Food & Drink in Saint Louis
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Owner description: Tour the famous Clydesdale stables, brew house and packaging plant of one of the biggest names in beer.
Reviewed 27 August 2014

The complimentary tour is designed to allow you to taste some beer during a quick and cursory view of the brewery. Impressive visitor center, fast paced quick tour. The best part was visiting the Clydesdale horse stables and seeing those large, clean and well-cared-for animals.

Thank Knox10SC
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Reviewed 26 August 2014

This was our 3rd visit. Our 1st was in 1987 and the 2nd was in 1998. All three visits were enjoyable. Looks like they spiffed the place up a bit, too! The guides were very informative and were able to answer all our questions. (There were 24 in our group.) Great lobby to keep you entertained while waiting for your tour. We always enjoy the samples but it was early in the morning and some of us just couldn't partake in the final stop at the brewery. But it was fun nonetheless!

Thank BoatDrinkBev
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Reviewed 25 August 2014

This was I free tour and I see why... We saw the horse stable, went upstairs to a steam room... Then down stairs to a cooler... And the tour was over... Very disappointed ....

Thank ken_montgomery
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Reviewed 24 August 2014 via mobile

We went on a Sunday for the Day Fresh Tour and they had just shut down the line for maintenance. So, our $10 'personalized' off-the-line bottle was just a regular bottle we could have purchased at the bar. We didn't get to see anything that the free tour didn't. The samples are very generous and it is a neat place to see. I would have appreciated much more history and information from our tour guide, but I'm sure it's hit or miss as to which one you get and if they are interested in their jobs.

Thank FunTripsonFridays
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Reviewed 20 August 2014

What visit to St. Louis would be complete without a stop at the Anheuser-Busch Brewery?

The “Budweiser Tour” was actually our first stop during our weeklong visit to the Gateway City.

This marked our fourth time at the brewery. It’s a fun place to go. You get a free tour, and if you’d like to imbibe, a few free beers (or sodas).

The visitors center was a small museum. It housed old bottles of beer, as well as a display of current drinks.

An old brewery truck sat just off the main area.

A display of guitars featuring American cities – such as St. Louis, Austin, San Francisco and San Antonio - sat in the welcome center. Each guitar featured artwork relative to the city’s skyline, etc.

One of my favorite spots on the tour is the Clydesdale stables.

We lucked out during our walk from the visitors center to the stable. A couple of horses were actually out in the pen area. So, our group stopped to take in the sight of these majestic creatures.

The stable is an interesting area. The middle is used for photographs. The outside ring holds the horses.

As we checked out the Clydesdales, I noticed a Dalmatian dog sleeping in one of the horse pens. He looked quite content to get some zzzz’s in the straw.

The horses are very handsome. They’re so tall. Not many of them wanted to check out the humans; rather, they were content with showing us their backsides. Maybe they were sending a message. Ha!

Moving along, we actually checked out the reason for the tour – the making of beer.

In one of the brew houses, we checked out a couple of tanks. The beechwood tanks, where the brew gets aged.

There are four floors of these giant tanks, with six on a floor. Each tank makes more than 25,000 beers. That makes for one big party! The beechwood chips can be cleaned and used a few times. Once their use is exhausted, they are recycled into mulch for landscaping.

The guides explained the process for making Budweiser and its partner beers, such as Busch. They showed us the hops, wheat, barley and then water that go into making the world’s most popular brews.

We strolled along the bottling line. Thousands of bottles and cans get filled and packaged daily. I chuckled at one point, because we took a tour of a small brewery in Omaha, where the bottles are filled by hand. I couldn’t imagine having to fill Budweiser by hand.

The actual 7-block walk on the grounds fascinated me even more than the brewing process.

The history of the area impressed me. One building once housed one of the first schools in St. Louis. Another had been used during the Civil War.

The “Budweiser” building once produced non-alcoholic drinks during Prohibition. Bevo the fox was used as the mascot for Bevo beer. Bevo sits on the four corners outside the building having a Bevo “beer” with his lunch.

The brewery tour is always a fun way to spend a couple of hours in St. Louis. In my view, no visit is complete without a tour there.

Thank Mustangdad1961
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