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Anheuser-Busch - Budweiser - St. Louis

About Anheuser-Busch St. Louis

Since its founding in 1852, Anheuser-Busch has honored its historic brewing methods, maintaining the tradition of brewing the finest beers, one batch at a time.

Nestled in the historic Soulard neighborhood of St. Louis, our largest and oldest brewery site was selected based on its access to the Mississippi River, the large presence of German immigrants in the 1800’s, and the natural cave formations that were used to store beer prior to artificial refrigeration.

Regardless of the experience you choose, as you walk through the halls of the historic St. Louis brewery, you are transported in time.

You will realize the vision that became one of the largest and oldest breweries in the nation. From the history-rich architecture – including three National Historic Landmarks – to cutting-edge brewing technology, you will witness first-hand the heritage and timeless tradition Anheuser-Busch employs to brew beer.

Anheuser-Busch Parking

There is a rather large lot but it fills up fast. I went to the first tours of the day and despite getting there 15 minutes early there was already a number of cars. By the time I left you had to park way on the other side.

Food & Food Trucks at Anheuser-Busch St. Louis

No food truck here as there is The Biergarten. While sipping my free beer post tour I saw plenty of food and some really good looking burgers walk by me. As far as what all is on the menu, it has a number of options. If you can find any mention of it on their site good for you as I had to search all over to find the menu.

The St. Louis Brewery Hours

There are a number of things going on so below are the hours for each. I also found some conflicting hours listed on their site for The Biergarten so do pay attention to what is listed here and double check their site for updates. If you are on a tight schedule I highly (and always) suggest calling ahead because holidays and events can always change what is open!

The St. Louis Brewery Tour Hours

Tours run until 7:00 pm on Memorial, Independence and Labor Day Weekends (Friday & Saturday). Tours take 45-120 minutes so the times below are when the last tour STARTS.

  • Monday: 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
  • Tuesday: 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
  • Wednesday: 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
  • Thursday: 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
  • Friday: 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
  • Saturday: 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
  • Sunday: 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Gift Shop Hours

  • Monday – Sunday: 10 am – 6 pm

Stables Hours

  • Monday – Sunday: 10 am – 5 pm

The Biergarten Hours

Off Season Hours (Labor Day to Memorial Day)

  • Monday – Saturday: 11:00 am – 8:00 pm
  • Sunday: 11:00 am – 6:00 pm

Peak Season Hours (Memorial Day to Labor Day)

  • Monday – Saturday: 11:00 am – 8:00 pm
  • Sunday: 11:00 am – 6:00 pm

Budweiser Brewery Tours

There are a number of tour options at the main and original Budweiser brewery. Some are free and some cost a small amount so ask questions, read, and go to the Budweiser website to book/reserve a tour!

The General Brewery Tour

This complimentary tour is offered throughout the year and lasts approximately 45 minutes. For tour times, please check at the reception desk upon your arrival. Tickets are free and are available on a first come, first served basis. Or, to guarantee your tour time and spots, you can reserve tickets for $5.00 each.

  • Observe the entire 7-Step Brewing Process
  • See the world-famous Budweiser Clydesdales at our historic stables built in 1885
  • To complete the tour, guests will also see some of our Brew Kettles and feel the cool Beechwood Aging Cellars

The Bud Light Tour

The Bud Light tour celebrates the story of America’s best-selling beer! This tour is similar to the General Brewery Tour but goes a bit deeper. It also includes some tastings and a bottle of fresh Bud Light. This experience lasts approximately 75 minutes (plus some time to have your free pint of beer in The Biergarten).

  • Observe the entire 7-Step Brewing Process
  • See the world-famous Budweiser Clydesdale Paddock and Stables
  • See some of our Brew Kettles in the historic Brewhouse and feel the cool Beechwood Aging Cellars
  • Lastly you will see the BEVO Packaging Facility

Ticket Pricing

  • Adults (21+) – $10
  • Guests 3-20 – $4
  • Guests 2 and under – Free

Historic Schoolhouse Beer Museum Tour

The Beer Museum Tour was created for those guests looking to find out more about the long and colorful history of our company as well as experiencing and learning about the impressive architecture of our three National Historic Landmarks. Do note that this tour does not include any in-depth brewing process or packaging information.

  • Visit the historic Old Lyon Schoolhouse building on our St. Louis campus, which is home to a modern museum housing nearly 400 unique historical items from the vast Anheuser-Busch archives.
  • Cost of tour includes stops at all three of the National Historic Landmark buildings on the campus, a brief presentation of the brewing process, a commemorative glass and complimentary beer sample for those 21+.
  • Guests enjoying the Complimentary or Day Fresh tours are also welcome to visit the Schoolhouse Museum at the conclusion of their tours for $5.

Ticket Pricing

  • Adults – $15
  • Guests 3-20 – $5
  • Guests 2 and under – Free

Beermaster Tour

Stimulate your senses and satisfy your curiosity as you explore the art of brewing on the Anheuser-Busch Beermaster Tour. The tour provides a unique behind-the-scenes look at the brewing of Budweiser. On the St. Louis Beermaster Tour you will visit the Budweiser Clydesdale Paddock and Stables, the historic Brew House, Lager Cellar, Packaging Facility, and Finishing Cellar, including a sample directly from a Finishing Tank for those 21+.

  • This experience lasts approximately two hours.
  • To commemorate your experience, a variety of gifts are provided to you as our guest.

Ticket Pricing

  • Adults – $35
  • Guests 13-20 – $15
  • Guests 13 and under are not permitted to join this tour

The Bud Light Brewery Tour Review

It was a lovely rainy Thursday in March of 2018 when I took the tour. My big tip is that much of this tour has you walking from one building to another outside so if it is cold and/or raining be prepared. An umbrella would have been awesome. Luckily my jacket is a rain jacket so for the most part I was pretty good (well except for that one puddle I stepped in did suck).

This tour and all tours really will have you walking stairs, 7 city blocks or so, and all over the 100 acre brewery site. So not only closed toe shoes but be prepared to walk a bit, cross some roads and if you bring children know that they will have PLENTY of chances to get loose or into trouble.

Bud Light Brewery Tour Service & Staff

We had 2 tour guides but that may be due to Paige giving her first tour (started 2 weeks prior) and Josie (1.5 year veteran of giving brewery tours/working at Bud) was mostly there to assist. It also is likely that there are always 2 guides since there is so much going on. Either way – they both were great.

At various times I along with others peppered them with questions and they always had an answer. There was also one time where we were going to be in limbo standing in the rain and they quickly were able to find a place for us to hide (thanks ladies!).

Final Thoughts

The process to check-in was simple and helpful. I was easily upgraded from my basic ticket to one for the Bud Light Tour. The guides were great despite the rain. The tour itself is a mix of history and brewing process that even when focusing on the brewing process is more about the brand & history than the technical details. I imagine the Beermaster Tour gets a bit deeper.

You do get two small samples and a take home beer which I like to call my $10 Bud Light. Overall if you are in St. Louis and have some time, swing by and at least take the free tour. The biggest difference for the $10 is the beer, two tastings, pint at the end and being able to see the huge bottling/canning lines.

Anheuser-Busch InBev Beer Review

I doubt there are many beer drinkers of legal age that have NOT had at least one beer from this company. All the beer listed here is what I had on or because of the tour. On the Bud Light Brewery Tour you get 2 samples while on it, one pint of your choice in The Biergarten after and a take home Bud Light.

  • First Taster Option – Bud Light or Budweiser. I went Bud Light.
  • Second Taster Option – Bud Light Platinum – I’d never had it so figured why not? Bud Light, Budweiser and one other bottle (didn’t see what it was) were available the day I went.
  • Breckenridge Brewery Agave Wheat – I’ve had some of the beers from Breckenridge but somehow never this one. This was my selection of the post tour pint and a good choice it was.