Anheuser-Busch, Incorporated

Anheuser-Busch, Incorporated
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Anheuser-Busch is the world's third largest brewing company in volume after InBev and SABMiller. Based in St. Louis, Missouri, the company brews 35 different beers and malt liquors. Anheuser-Busch's best known beers include brands such as Budweiser, the Busch and Michelob families, and Natural Light. The company also produces a number of smaller-volume and specialty beers, nonalcoholic brews, malt liquors (King Cobra and the Hurricane family), and flavored malt beverages (the Bacardi family and Tequiza). "A-B", as the company is often called, owns 12 U.S. breweries. Some important dates in the history of A-B include:

1860 - Eberhard Anheuser acquires the Bavarian Brewery; ranked 29th of 40 breweries in St. Louis, and renames it E. Anheuser Busch & Company Bavarian Brewery.

1864 - Adolphus Busch starts to work at the plant.

1872 - The famous A & Eagle trademark is introduced.

1876 Budweiser Beer is introduced.

1896 Michelob Beer is introduced.

1920 As a result of Prohibition, the company begins manufacturing near-beer and ice cream (ice cream production facilities were sold off in the 1930s).

1923 Carcho Chocolate Beverage introduced (product discontinued in 1928).

1933 The Budweiser Clydesdales become the company symbol (the dalmation was added in 1950!).

1936 - Budweiser becomes the first A-B product to be marketed in cans.

1953 A-B purchases the St. Louis Cardinals baseball team.

1959 Busch Gardens opens in Tampa.

1963 Ed McMahon begins his affiliation with the company.

1978 Michelob Light is introduced.

1981 Bud Light and Michelob Classic Dark are introduced.

1986 A-B produces its one-billionth barrel of beer.