In November of 2011 I flew to St Louis to visit some friends … of course, you know what that means–Tour the Anheuser-Busch Brewery! Actually, we went to two A-B related activities: 1) Grant’s Farm, and 2) the Brewmasters Tour at the brewery.
First … Grant’s Farm. Words from their page: The 281-acre ancestral home of the Busch family, located just south of the city of St. Louis, is home to more than 900 animals representing more than 100 different species. More than 24 million guests have visited this popular family attraction since it was opened it to the public in 1954. The Farm takes its name from Ulysses S. Grant, the 18th President of the United States. In the 1850s, Grant founded and farmed a portion of the 281 acres.
This is a cool place to visit once (to see the Clydesdales for sure!) … and it’s free. Oh, and you get two beers at the end of the tour … free. You only have to pay for parking. haha. Here’s some photos from my “excursion.”
This is a trip worth making …
Any beer geek who visits St Louis really needs to add this to your “to do” list … true American Beer/Brewing history. Enjoy! Beer Mentor