In 1876, Adolphus Busch perfected the recipe, the brewing process and the taste of the American-style lager. Although brewing methods and technology have changed, our signature 7-step process and the Brewmaster’s role have remained to deliver the quality, consistent beer people expect from Anheuser-Busch.
What Adolphus developed in 1876 still remains a benchmark in brewing innovation. For more than a century we have maintained old-world brewing techniques like “krausening” to heighten natural carbonation, and remain the only major brewer to use beechwood chips for aging.
Each batch of Budweiser is carefully observed over the course of the brewing process and tasted by our Brewmasters at least five times during its life at the brewery. This commitment to quality all culminates at the daily 3:00 pm tasting when Brewmasters gather to ensure the quality and consistency of our finished product.
Please visit one of our Tour Centers to get a complete look at our brewing process.