We had a good morning just shooting the breeze and having a great breakfast and too many coffees here at the Weeb Ranch with Sam and Donna. Then Sam and Donna took us over to the brewery. They had been many times before, so they sat and waited in the main lobby while we went off and did the tour.
Kevin and Ruth at the Anheuser Busch Tour Center.
First up on the tour was the famous Budweiser Clydesdale Horses.
Do you think these ponies are well looked after??
Each of these huge tanks holds 3,600 barrels of beer!
How much is 3,600 barrels of beer? If you drank one beer an hour, or 24 beers per day, it would take you 120 years to finish the last drop!
Pretty fancy stuff. It's obvious that there's no money in the beer business!
The clock tower.
On the corner of the packaging building, sits Renard the Fox. He was the mascot of the malt beverage "Bevo" that was brewed by Anhueser Busch during the prohibition between 1920-1933.
The main lobby at the bottling building is pretty fancy.
Pretty high tech stuff. Line #34 can pump out 1,300 twelve oz bottles per minute!
And then it was off to the tasting room!
Sam had a beer too.
And even a gluten free beer for Ruth!
Ruth, Sam, and Donna. We had gone to the train museum, but it closed in less than hour so we didn't go in.
Sam, Donna, Ruth, and Kevin.
Sam and Donna's hospitality was fantastic. We're always a little bit amazed by how everybody always looks after us so well, and we're so glad that we were able to stop in and say hi, even if for such a short time. Thanks guys...looking forward to seeing you in Mexico someday!