The Anheuser-Busch brewery is located in Merrimack, NH. Opened in 1970 on a site that now covers almost 300 acres. It’s absolutely massivem with a floor space of 865,000 square feet. This brewery produces Budweiser, Bud Light, Natural Light, Busch, Busch Light, Michelob Light, Michelob ULTRA, Bass Ale, Redbridge, Blue Point Summer, Blue Point Pumpkin, and Blue Point Blueberry. 80% of their products are sold locally in New England, sending out near 100 trucks/day.
Visitors first enter the Biergarten and gift shop.
Next visitors tour nearly the entire facility – up close and personal.
Hops, Rice, Yeast, Water
One gets up and person with the production process – and safety is no joke. This much fermentation in an enclosed area does pose possible safety risks!
I’ve never seen tanks like this!
Gotta love the mandatory safety goggles.
And I thought that a barrel of whiskey held a lot… these lager tanks would 1200 barrels?
Resting in tanks with wood chips add flavor during maturation.
And the factory floor – amazing – but a bit disturbing to see that multinational corporations continue to take jobs away from people, by making everything done by robots. That’s a discussion for another day.
We did have some great views.
Then of course the complimentary beer tasting. I’m not a beer drinker so I tried the Best Damn Root Beer, 5.5% ABV, and the Stella Artois Cidre, 4.5% ABV.
After or before the tour most people go to see the famous Budweiser Clydesdales