Louis, we were thrilled to discover that Anheuser-Bush offers free tours that are open to all ages and teach about the brewing process, introduce us to the history of the business and more. As a result of Budweiser's closure of its Fairfield resort, local tourism has been drastically reduced. There's no other way to enter Budweiser's 25,000 square foot facility, where you'll learn more about the Clydesdales than taking a VIP tour that passes through the building. Since I have done the old complementary tour many times in the past, I decided to visit the new museum.
Now I admit it, I went on this tour while the children were in school; that day I took a friend with me. If you're taking your whole family to the brewery, I think I'd still recommend the complementary tour, especially now that it's shorter. Louis, Missouri In 1876, German-born Adolphus Busch and his friend Carl Conrad developed a “bohemian-style” beer in the United States, inspired after a trip to Bohemia, and produced it at their brewery in St. The free tour has been shortened and you no longer visit the bottling line, but you will still see The Clydesdale Stable, the Beech Wood Aging Tanks and Brew House.
The Day Fresh brewery tour is basically the old free tour and you still visit the bottling line along with everything included in the free tour. One of five ways to visit the Anheuser-Busch brewery is free, but there are other options available now. It was not economically viable to manage the factory's resort for some time, which ultimately led to the attraction closing. Ultimately, ending the factory resort came down to a business decision; the resort had not been financially viable for some time.
During the free brewery tour, beer samples are available to guests of all ages, with two large pints of your choice for those 21 and older. Brewery, beer cellar, packaging facility and finishing cellar tours are now available as small private tours. With that in mind, Modern Cities has archived a behind-the-scenes photo tour of the Jacksonville brewery so that Jaxsons has permanent, free access.