Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Sixteen Million Cans of Beer

That's how many cans of beer the Anheuser-Busch plant in St Louis can make in one day! They give a great free tour, with free samples, so off we went.


The Clydesdales were there to welcome us.


The Brewhouse, with its beautiful clock tower, was built in 1891.


On the tour we saw lovely stained class windows, chandeliers, and old restored wagons.


Each line can produce 1,950 cans of beer a MINUTE! They were doing bottles the day we were there, and they were just flying by.


The brew kettles are where hops are added in the process. To see all the steps, go here and click on each tab under "Brewing Process."


These are the beechwood chips used to provide the beechwood aging unique to Anheuser-Busch.


The chips and yeast are added to the beer in these fermentation tanks to completely ferment the beer. The process takes up to 6 days.


I'm sorry I didn't get any pictures of the free samples, but I did get a picture of Kasey Kahne's racing uniform. I was really hoping HE would be there!

7 comments:

Lynn said...

Wow that is really amazing how much they produce in a day, I loved this post thanks so much for sharing, when we go to busch gardens that is what I love most is the clydesdale horses :o)

Stacy Marie said...

I went to the Anheuser-busch factory in New Hampshire last fall, the Clydesdales were awesome. glad you had a good time. and of course Love the Free beer at the end of the Free tour. : )

I love reading your blog, all the traveling! Have fun!

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Barbara and Ron said...

That's a beautiful brewery!

DaveM said...

Breweries always remind me of the words of a Rod Stewart song"what made Milwaukee famous, made a loser outta me"

Clydesdale are great, gentle and powerful.

Dixxe's Doodles said...

OH those Clydesdales are beautiful..what a clean looking facility...cleaner than any MEAT processing plant Ive see on TV and such...Free samples is good!!! Great shot of you--safe travels

Anonymous said...

I have not seen the Bud house in years. The pictures caused memories rushing back to my one active brain cell. When I was a teenager and young man my friends and I tried real hard to put the Bud house on a third shift. Those horse's are great I would like to live in their barn.

Dan (Bubbadan)