Summer has officially arrived in St. Louis and what better way to enjoy the hot days than with a cool tour of the famous Anheuser-Busch Brewery in St. Louis.
Although the company’s tremendous pride in producing some of the world’s finest beers one batch at a time has remained unchanged over the last century, there are several exciting new developments at the St. Louis Tour Center this summer to welcome even more visitors and give guests of all ages a fun and memorable experience.
The Complimentary Tour
This free tour offers guests an in-depth look at how some of America’s favorite beers are crafted, using the finest, all-natural ingredients, by following the steps of the entire brewing process in 45 minutes. This tour also includes a stop at the world-famous Budweiser Clydesdale stables to get an up-close look at the majestic giants. Those 21 and older get a chance to sample an Anheuser-Busch product in the historic Brew House built in 1891.
The Day Fresh Tour
This new tour includes everything from The Complimentary Tour and also takes guests to see the world-class BEVO packaging facility, for a total of one hour and 15 minutes. The tour costs $10 for those ages 21 and older, $3 for ages 3-20, and is free for those under 3. Adult guests will receive a bottle of beer that was brewed that day, and guests under 21 will get a small novelty item.
Beer School is a fun, interactive, and informative experience that highlights the steps for ultimate beer appreciation. The class is approximately 45 minutes long, and introduces participants to a variety of beer styles, ingredients, proper pouring techniques and food-pairing suggestions. This program is limited to guests who are 21 years of age or older, and offered on a first-come, first-served basis. The cost is $10 per person, which includes the class and gifts for the beer connoisseur.
Guests interested in stimulating their senses and satisfying their curiosity as they explore the art of brewing are invited to join the Beermaster Tour. This tour provides a unique opportunity to experience a behind-the-scenes look at the brewing of Budweiser. Upon completion of the tour, guests 21+ will sample quality products in the Beermaster Suite. Reservations are required. The Beermaster Tour costs $25 for visitors ages 21 and older and $10 for visitors ages 13-20. To commemorate the experience, a variety of special gifts will be provided to each guest. The tour is not open to those under 13.
Every tour ends with a visit to The Biergarten, where guests are invited to relax over a variety of beers on draught and delicious food pairings. Visitors can enjoy the newly unveiled indoor extension of The Biergarten, surrounded by hand-painted murals by local artist Phil Jarvis. The new indoor seating, extends the size of The Biergarten with more seating available for enjoying world-class beers in a historic setting.