At A Glance
Location: 1200 Lynch St, St. Louis, MO, 63118
Hours: Daily 11 am – 6 pm
Price: Free to $75+
You can’t actually consider yourself a St. Louisan until you’ve toured the Anheuser Busch Brewery. First opened in 1852 by Adolphus Busch, the Brewery is a National Historic Landmark that you don’t want to miss. Hundreds of tourists visit each day and embark on a tour of the grounds, learning more about the family, beer, and history of Budweiser.
The Brewery tour, located next to the company’s World Headquarters, gives the world’s most infamous brewer a face and has since the late 1890s when this tradition first began.
Designated as a landmark in 1966, the property consists of more than 142 acres containing 189 structures, many of which feature red brick Romanesque architecture with elaborate details and square crenelated towers. Especially the Brew House, as this building was constructed from 1891 until 1892 and utilized natural light, intricate iron work, and multi-storied hop chandeliers.
Another significant structure on the property is the Lyon Schoolhouse building; it’s one of the oldest school buildings still remaining in the city and served as Anheuser Busch’s head office after 1907. Here you’ll find a museum that’s home to many momentos spanning the entire life of the company.
What to Expect at Anheuser Busch Brewery
This tour begins by allowing you to explore the Budweiser Clydesdale paddock and stable, where the company keeps a rotation of the famous draft horses. As you know, these gorgeous creatures were used in the 19th century for beer deliveries, but today you can see the Budweiser Clydesdales in their exercise field. Also, don’t forget to stop by and see the rest of the herd at Grant’s Farm.
Continuing on the tour, you’ll also walk through the lager cellar, Lyon’s Schoolhouse, Brew House, and Bevo packaging plant. So, put on your most comfortable shoes and enjoy being surrounded by the sweet smell of hops. And don’t forget to stop by the Beer Garten after the tour to receive two free samples of Budweiser!
Yes! The Anheuser Busch Brewery in St. Louis still brews beer and serves as the company’s world headquarters.
Yes, the basic 45-minute public tour is free and offered every day! However, there are other paid tours that allow you more in-depth looks at areas such as the Clydesdales or brewing process.
The Brewery first opened its doors in 1852 and has had a strong presence in St. Louis since.
Absolutely! It’s not every day that you get invited inside a major beverage makers’ process for free! At the very minimum, all you are out is about an hour of your life. But there’s no doubt that you’ll find at least some value in this tour, so plan a time and take the tour! You’ll be happy you did!
Yes! You have a few options for seeing the Budweiser Clydesdales in St. Louis. First, you can take the free Anheuser Busch Brewery tour, where you’ll also see the paddock and stables. Or you can visit them at Grant’s Farm in their grazing fields.