Grant’s Farm … St Louis!

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.”

IMG_1630 Grant’s “homestead.”IMG_1632 Grant’s “Wagons.”  Probably not.IMG_1633 IMG_1634 Cool.

Here’s your free beer options!  The ladies were very nice and poured a nice mug!IMG_1636 IMG_1637

This is a trip worth making …

IMG_1645 IMG_1646 IMG_1648

And now … for some Clydesdales!  Really cool farm layout … such a beautiful area.IMG_1653 IMG_1655 IMG_1659 Yeah. I was there. haha.IMG_1661 Hey! I have some friends!IMG_1662 IMG_1663 IMG_1666 IMG_1669

 

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

One thought on “Grant’s Farm … St Louis!

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s