Anheuser-Busch Factory

Anheuser-Busch-Factory1200 Lynch St.

If you’re looking for a place to bring your visiting friends or you are simply in the mood for a few beverages, take the trip out to the Anheuser-Busch Factory for a nice afternoon of (education and) beer. While you’re waiting for the FREE tour, you can peruse the gift shop to buy your new favorite Anheuser-Busch backwards hat and Natural Light keychain bottle opener. If you’re so inclined, you can walk outside to the biergarten that has most Anheuser-Busch products on tap and a grill to satisfy the inevitable salt and grease cravings. When your name is called, you can then enter the Willy Wonka-like tour of the beer factory, which gives you a first-hand look at the brewing and bottling process as well as the beautiful and famous Clydesdale horses. Right at the end of the tour, you are given your return of investment from all of the shares of Bud Light that you bought every weekend during college in the form of two free beers of your choice. If you’re feeling bold, go ahead and get four or five “second” beers to make sure that you are as knowledgeable about Anheuser-Busch’s products as you now are about the brewing process.

— Jared G., M1