Anheuser Busch Factory St. Louis 07/21/2014

So after a fun morning at City Museum, we decided to head over to the Anheuser Busch Factory for some tours and fun!

This looks like a beer factory.

We’re here!

And look another cake!

And look another cake!

Also decked out for the specific place. Six Flags has some work to do.

Also decked out for the specific place. Six Flags has some work to do.

We'll be eating here later. Yum.

We’ll be eating here later. Yum.

The ceiling of the guest lobby area.

The ceiling of the guest lobby area.

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The story of Anheuser Busch, enjoy your visit!

All the different kinds of beer they make.

All the different kinds of beer they make.

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Factory locations around the country.

There's one in Columbus right by us! Sadly no tours there though. :(

There’s one in Columbus right by us! Sadly no tours there though. 😦

Beers of the world!

Beers of the world!

Photo op under the A.

Photo op under the A.

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Noble goal.

Let's start off with some beer school shall we?

Let’s start off with some beer school shall we?

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First lesson, a quick run down of the brewing process.

Then the proper glassware to use.

Then the proper glassware to use.

A sample of the malt used in chocolate beers.

A sample of the malt used in chocolate beers.

Hops! Don't try tasting those though.

Hops! Don’t try tasting those though.

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Explaining that beer should only be drank out of a glass, preferably not a bottle or can. In a glass the flavoring should distribute the right way to get the intended taste.

And the proper way to pour a beer.

And the proper way to pour a beer.

Holly just had to grab some pictures of me drinking.

Holly just had to grab some pictures of me drinking.

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The Lemon Shandy Shock Top was the best! That’s the one on the far left. Plus fun fact the pretzels clear your taste palate between beers.

Yay! I graduated. :P

Yay! I graduated. 😛

John is so happy about his new diploma. :P

John is so happy about his new diploma. 😛

And Holly well she already knew all this stuff. :P

And Holly well she already knew all this stuff. 😛

The walls in this room were pretty neat.

The walls in this room were pretty neat.

St Louis, MO!

St Louis, MO!

So who's ready for a factory tour?

So who’s ready for a factory tour?

Our ticket in and for free beer!

Our ticket in and for free beer!

First up the World Famous Clydesdales!

First up the World Famous Clydesdales!

Oooh!

Oooh!

Ahh!

Ahh!

Pipes for transporting something I bet.

Factory pipes.

 

Time to move on.

Time to move on.

Outside of the factory.

Outside of the factory.

Oh look another horse. :P

Oh look another horse. 😛

Inside the stable house, they have pictures of their Clydesdale's.

Inside the stable house, they have pictures of their Clydesdale’s.

Hey there's one with my name.

Hey there’s one with my name.

Horses!

Horses!

More horses!

More horses!

The domed ceiling of the stable house.

The domed ceiling of the stable house.

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Our tour guide telling us a little bit about the stable house.

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Beer cart?

Saddles!

Saddles!

More of the factory.

More of the factory.

The A again!

The A again!

Eagles are also spotted everywhere.

Eagles are also spotted everywhere.

Gate 20!

Gate 20!

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One last look at the outside of the factory before heading inside.

Another eagle!

Another eagle!

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A 7 step look at the Budweiser brewing process.

 

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Our tour guide explains the process and shows us some of the malts used.

 

Next we step into an elevator that was a mild 94 degrees.

Next we step into an elevator that was a mild 94 degrees.

Hurry quick let's get out of here.

Hurry quick let’s get out of here.

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Old style sink?

Mashing tanks.

Mashing tanks.

Nice chandelier.

Nice chandelier.

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A closer look at the tanks.

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Brew kettles!

Uh oh can't go in there.

Uh oh can’t go in there.

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Bye bye Brew kettles.

Back outside another A!

Back outside another A!

Back inside in the cool in the Beechwood Aging Cellars room.

Back inside in the cool in the Beechwood Aging Cellars room.

These tanks were very cold. Hence it was very cold in the room, but a nice refreshing on a hot day like today.

These tanks were very cold. Hence it was very cold in the room, but a nice refreshing on a hot day like today.

Levers and pipes.

Levers and pipes.

This is what the beechwood chips that are used in the tanks look like.

This is what the beechwood chips that are used in the tanks look like.

And that concludes our tour folks. Go get your free beer now!

And that concludes our tour folks. Go get your free beer now!

The size of the free samples we got! Plus there were so many choices!

The size of the free samples we got! Plus there were so many choices!

Time for some food, not bad prices either.

Time for some food, not bad prices either.

Pretzel bun hot dog. Yum yum!

Pretzel bun hot dog. Yum yum!

Thanks for a great afternoon Anheuser Busch!

Thanks for a great afternoon Anheuser Busch!

The Anheuser Busch factory was a great time, and I’m not even that big a fan of beer! There’s enough interesting stuff here to spend an afternoon at this place. While not as fun as the Busch theme parks, still a can’t be missed spot in St. Louis. Come see the original on you way through St. Louis!

Special thanks to Holly Finley for contributing pictures to this post, mainly of me drinking. haha 😛

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