Today a new beer garden opens at the Anheuser-Busch brewery in Soulard. Most St. Louisans are familiar with the Anheuser-Busch brewery tour, which draws around 350,000 people every year, and now those people have one final stop to make. The new 10,000 square foot, outdoor beer garden features a full menu, 17 beers on tap, and room for 300 people. There's also a daily Brewmasters tasting as well as photo ops available with the Budweiser Clydesdales. The beer garden is the first of its kind at AB-InBev's 12 breweries in the United States. And while the tour remains free of charge, including two free beers, A-B will charge for all food and drink at the beer garden.
Workers taking down the giant Budweiser sign that sits on top of the Anheuser Busch brewery building.
The Budweiser sign has been on the building since 1979. It will be replaced with a newer, brighter sign that uses LED technology.
According to the company's website, the "B" is 18 feet tall and weighs 2400 lbs. The remaining letters are 15 feet tall and weigh anywhere from 450-1600 lbs. depending on the letter.