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The company operates 12 breweries in the United States and 18 in other countries. It was, until December 2009, also one of America's largest theme park operators; operating ten theme parks across the United States through the company's family entertainment division, Busch Entertainment Corporation. As a wholly owned subsidiary ofAnheuser–Busch InBev, the regional headquarters are still located in St. Louis, Missouri. Contents 1 History 1.1 Beginnings 1.2 20th Century 1.3 Acquisition by InBev 1.4 Changes introduced by InBev 2 Breweries 2.1 St. Louis headquarters and brewery 2.2 International operations 3 Beverage products 4 Brands imported and distributed 5 Advertising 6 Environmental record 7 Additional subsidiaries 8 Other business relationships 9 St. Louis Cardinals 10 Wholesalers and distributors 11 Corporate leadership 12 See also 13 Notes 14 External links History
Louis brewery The brewery which would become Anheuser-Busch was purchased on the brink of bankruptcy byEberhard Anheuser. Anheuser-Busch became the largest brewer in the United States in 1957. brewer to use pasteurization to keep beer fresh. and Bevo. after the InBev takeover. in 1860. the first to use artificial refrigeration and refrigerated railroad cars and the first to bottle beer extensively.Beginnings Interior of the St. ice cream.  This ability to transport bottles made Budweiser America's first national beer brand. and the company then became Anheuser-Busch Brewing Association. a prosperous German-born soap manufacturer. was established in 1981. and is responsible for the company's foreign beer operations and equity investments. A-BII . Adolphus Busch was the first U. becoming partner in 1869. At the time. The Busch family would be in full control of the company through the generations until Anheuser-Busch's sale to InBev in 2008. Anheuser’s son-in-law. with the ambition of transcending regional tastes. In 1876. Adolphus Busch initially toured Europe and studied the changes in brewing methods which were taking place at the time. Adolphus became president when Anheuser died in 1880. in 1864. the term "premium" applied to all nationallydistributed beers.S. malt extract. Busch introduced Budweiser. Anheuser-Busch International. and in 1896 the company introduced its "super-premium" brand Michelob. Anheuser & Co. Some of the products sold by Anheuser-Busch to survive during Prohibition included brewer's yeast. Inc. 20th Century As with all breweries in the country. which is still marketed today as the higher-end line of AB products. particularly the success of Bohemian lager. joined E. a nonalcoholic malt beverage. which included a locally popular example brewed in Budweis. However. and it was marketed as a "premium" beer. Adolphus Busch. the Temperance movement and eventual Prohibition in the United States dealt a major blow to the company in the 1910s through the 1930s.
and Skol. 2008. On October 7. brewery closures and they would also attempt to retain management and board members from both companies. 2008. Up until 2009. namely Bud Light. stating that the company's offer is an illegal scheme. Brazilian-Belgian brewing company InBevannounced that it had made a US$ 46 billion dollar offer for the company. with ten parks throughout the country through its entertainment division. Busch Entertainment Corporation. Anheuser-Busch filed a lawsuit against InBev to stop them from soliciting support of shareholders. AnheuserBusch officially announced that they would reject InBev's offer and provide a restructuring of company to maintain shareholders and United States World Headquarters in St. On July 1. 2008. which if it was accepted would join two of the world's four largest brewing companies (based on revenue) and create a company brewing three of the highest grossing beers in the world. On June 25.S. The company had previously filed suit in Delaware. As of 2008. after the rejection of their offer. InBev was also accused of . and produces about 11 billion bottles and cans of beer a year. Anheuser-Busch was also one of the largest theme park owners/operators in the United States. On July 7. to ensure that the stockholders could oust Anheuser-Busch's 13 board members. InBev also stated that the merger would not result in any U. Louis.essentially has been shut down and those respective operations were transferred to the other InBev zones where the interests are located. parent company Anheuser-Busch InBev announced plans to sell the division to The Blackstone Group for up to $2. Rare Olive DrabBudweiser Can Acquisition by InBev Main article: Anheuser-Busch InBev On June 12. Budweiser. 2008. 2009. InBev urged Anheuser-Busch shareholders to vote in favor of the buyout as InBev felt the offer of $65 per share should be considered a reasonable offer in view of the falling stock market.9% share of beer sales in the United States (by barrels). it has 48.7 Billion USD.
The all-cash agreement. uniting the maker of Budweiser and Michelob with the producer of Beck's. while rethinking the way it sells beer. On October 7. Hoegaarden. Within six months. InBev "turned a family-led company that spared little expense into one that is focused intently on cost-cutting and profit margins. Bass. Labatt and Brahma. Louis Anheuser-Busch Brewery Tour as well as the Grant's Farm park in St. The sale was complete on December 1. London-based SABMiller. 2009 Anheuser Busch InBev announced the sale of its Busch Entertainment Corporation theme park division to The Blackstone Group. The two companies had combined yearly sales of more than $36. 1 brewer. announced it would end contributions to its pension plan for salaried employees in 2012 "ornate executive suites" were replaced by a "sea of desks" . the acquisition was completed and the company is now known as Anheuser-Busch Inbev. 2008. The difference in Base Salary is offset with a bonus system. Anheuser-Busch and InBev said they had agreed to a deal.S. created the world’s largest brewer. 2009 and the division was renamed SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment. with many employees earning well under 100%). On July 13. However. pending shareholder and regulatory approval. elimination of executive assistants and private secretaries elimination of free beer program known as the Anheuser Busch Hospitality Houses and Brewmasters Club formerly located at the theme parks. Leffe. "potentially worth tens of millions of dollars to each recipient. the St. if the company reduces its debt-to-income ratio by about half in five years" for senior management. about 40 of its executives were granted a total of 28 million stock options. for InBev to purchase the American icon at $70 per share." InBev is applying an approach that "stresses a sharp eye on costs and incentive-based pay structures" that it inherited from AmBev in a prior acquisition. Louis county both offer free AB products to their guests. 2008.400 U. Stella Artois. Changes introduced by InBev On November 18.4 billion.concealing that they do business in Cuba. which might have created additional obstacles to their efforts to operate in the United States. almost $52 billion in total equity. among the changes: 1. surpassing the current No. which can account for 15–50% of a person's salary. creating a new company to be named Anheuser-Busch InBev. Anheuser-Busch would get two seats on the combined board of directors. employees (6%) and 415 contractors were laid off introduced what InBev called an "increased focus on meritocracy" that means salaried workers receive a base salary that was supposed to be targeted at 80% to 120% of the market rate (though this has not turned out to be the case.
These are located in St. The changes continued in 2010.S. Jacksonville.the number of company-supplied BlackBerrys for employees cut from 1. National Register of Historic Places U. Cartersville. Louis Post-Dispatch and employees (with more layoffs rumored to come) Revamped their severance policy to require employees to sign away their rights to WARN pay before receiving severance Breweries In the United States. Texas. Merrimack. New Hampshire. Virginia. Fairfield. and Williamsburg.S. it will stop providing life insurance for retirees elimination of tuition reimbursement for all but its highest rated employees (those rated 4a and 4b) These changes are also accompanied by changes in its advertising. Florida. California. Georgia. Columbus. Anheuser-Busch operates 12 breweries. National Historic Landmark District . Van Nuys. Newark. Houston. Fort Collins. New York. Baldwinsville. New Jersey. California. as Anheuser-Busch InBev: Continued with layoffs according to the St. Louis. St. Colorado. Missouri. Louis headquarters and brewery See also: Alcohol laws of Missouri Anheuser-Busch Brewery U. Ohio. Los Angeles.200 to 720 accounts payable terms lengthened to 120 days zero-based budgeting put its corporate jets up for sale announced that in January 2010.
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S. for example. however. The tour takes visitors through the complex. The brewery. Tourists can see beer being made and packaged in a working part of the brewery. National Historic Landmark in 1966. is particularly notable for its "multi-storied hop chandeliers. approximately half of the Budweiser Clydesdales are kept at the Warm Springs Ranch near Boonville Missouri. in Wuhan. therefore.NRHP Refe 66000945 rence#: Significant dates Added NRHP: to November 13. and utilization of natural light". is a National Historic Landmark District. after their purchase of a local brewery in 1997. In China. including many red brick Romanesque ones "with square crenelated towers and elaborate details. The brewery was designated a U. is left here for historical purposes: Outside the United States. The farm. produces and . and those of the legal age can enjoy two free glasses of any Anheuser-Busch product in the Hospitality Room after the tour. The following description of A-BII areas. and includes three buildings listed as National Historic Landmarks. built in 1891-1892. Ltd. tortoises. Louis County. intricate ironwork. In the United Kingdom. After the InBev takeover.14 in China and one in the United Kingdom. Chinese production of AB products in China started. International operations Anheuser-Busch. 1966 Designated November 13. A-B operates Budweiser Wuhan International Brewing Company. Grant at one time). those specific interests and the management oversight of them has been transferred to those respective zones (Harbin. The landmarked area includes 189 structures spread over 142 acres (0. Anheuser-Busch operates 15 breweries . 1966 NHLD: Anheuser-Busch InBev's North American headquarters are located in St. opened in 1852.57 km2). Louis. operated Anheuser-Busch International Inc. Free public tours of the brewery are given. and Harbin Brewery Group Ltd which A-B fully acquired in 2004. which handled the international operations (described below). and a variety of exotic hooved mammals. the Budweiser Stag Brewing Company Ltd. is home to a menagerie of animals such as elephants. is now managed by the Asia-Pacific Zone of A-B InBev). Some of the herd is kept at the company farm in St. Since 2008." The Brew House. The company keeps a rotation of its famous Budweiser Clydesdales at its headquarters. known as Grant's Farm (having been owned by former President Ulysses S. Missouri. prior to the take-over. and visitors to the brewery can observe the Clydesdales in their exercise field and see their places in the carriage house.
and Natural Light. and the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau found that the labeling of Spykes was illegal. As of July 2009. Available flavors included mango. Japan. the Bacardi Silver family and Tequiza). Michelob.9% was sold to Asahi. It was sold in colorful.as of April 2009. but this brewery is due to close in 2010 as part of cost controls introduced following Anheuser-Busch's acquisition by InBev. Leffe. melon and chocolate. The company also produces more than 100 beers.packages Budweiser. Canada. in China (19.77% of Harbin Brewery Beverage products Main article: Anheuser-Busch brands Anheuser-Busch's best known beers include brands such as Budweiser. import beers. specialty beers. Kirin from Japan. South Korea and Spain. Anheuser-Busch is responsible for the importation and distribution in the U.Bass Ale and Boddingtons from England. Advertising . lime. the #1 bestselling beer in America is Bud Light. and flavored malt beverages (e.S. 2-ounce bottles. the remaining interest was sold to another group . and Stella Artois from Belgium. Russia. malt liquors ( such as King Cobra and Hurricane).2% of Grupo Modelo in Mexico 7% of Tsingtao Brewery Company Ltd. Ireland. and Hoegaarden. The company introduced a flavored 12% abv malt liquor under the name Spykes in 2007. A-B no longer has a stake in Tsingtao) 34% of craft beer Redhook Ale Brewery 40% of Widmer Brothers Brewery 99. nonalcoholic brews. Czechvar (known as Budvar in Europe) from the Czech Republic. of a number of international beers. Brands imported and distributed In addition to brewing its own beer. Busch. These include Beck's from Germany. Budweiser is also locally brewed in eight other countries: Argentina.  It was withdrawn in the same year after criticism from alcohol industry watchdog groups that it was being marketed to underage customers. Bud Light. Anheuser-Busch strategic equity investments include: 50.g. Italy.
Busch television campaigns have included: Clydesdales. Prior to its acquisition by InBev. Virginia. including a sports marketing division which creates advertising material for the Super Bowland many other sporting events. 1898 magazine ad for Malt-Nutrine. used both at liberty and being driven in harness. A pre-1911 "shorty" reefer bears an advertisement for Anheuser-Busch'sMalt Nutrine tonic.Anheuser-Busch Clydesdale at Busch Gardens in Williamsburg. The product was discontinued in 1942. Budweiser has sponsored horse racing events and motor sportsincluding NASCAR and the "Budweiser King" championship top fuel dragster of Kenny Bernstein. the company was known in the United States for its advertisingpresence. such as: The Budweiser Clydesdales pulling traditional beer wagons .
The facilities are now owned and operated by the St. The annual Bud Bowl. a character on The Simpsons. pretending to pull the beer wagon. In the past they have marketed their beer through the name NASCAR Busch Series and on Darrell Waltrip's #11 Chevy Monte Carlo. also associated with the traditional Budweiser Clydesdale iconography The "Gimme a light" spots. and a zebrafor a referee) A donkey that thinks he's a horse and wants to be one of the Budweiser Clydesdales A Clydesdale foal. In the UK when Budweiser became the sponsor of the English Premier League. we'll do the beer". Clydesdales playing American football (with a couple cowboys as the audience. Currently they sponsor Kevin Harvick's #29 Chevy Impala for the first 20 races of the 2011 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Season as well as numerous campaigns in the NHRA such as The Big Bud Shootout at the US Nationals and major sponsorship with Kenny Bernstein Racing Bud Man is an advertising character for Budweiser beer. including such ideas as giving the teams more exciting names (The Portsmouth Pirates) and the merging of longtime rival teams Manchester City and Manchester United into one Team Manchester.The traditional holiday spot featuring the Clydesdales pulling a sleigh through a snowy town. along with area club and high school teams." The ad campaign later spawned additional characters: Louie and Frankie the chameleons and an inept ferret hit man. . Ricky Craven's #25 Chevy Monte Carlo (Then #50). Louis Athletica women's professional soccer team. A-B is sponsor of the St Louis (formerly Busch) Soccer Club and. a humorous series of ads involved the subsequent (fictional) 'Americanisation' of the game. all with the tagline "you do the football. owned the Anheuser-Busch Center in suburban Fenton. Dale Earnhardt Jr's #8 Chevy Monte Carlo. Dalmatians. until 2009. He also inspired Duffman. concluding with a closeup of a wreath on a door. The latter has a 10. or you can call me Jay" (as referenced in Being There and The Simpsons) Frogs saying "Bud-weis-er. The professional team plays there. The "Real American Heroes/Real Men of Genius" series of humorous radio and television ads. who dreams of making the hitch. The "Waazzzup" series. which is secretly being pushed from behind by his Clydesdale parents. "You can call me Ray. He is a superhero and appears on many products aimed at coeds on Universitycampuses. and then passed on to Kasey Kahne's #9 Dodge Charger (Ford Fusion in 2010).000-seat soccer park that hosts the Missouri state championships.
heard annually over Christmas ads featuring Clydesdales "When You Say Budweiser.Current television commercials use the slogan "King of Beers" A widely-known "This Bud's for you" ad campaign The company has long been known for its jingles.213. broadcast of the 2010 Winter Olympics and the 2012 Summer Olympics and "won't seek to be the exclusive beer advertiser" for those events dropping Omnicom Group's Goodby. and other advertising agencies "responsible for some of its best-known past ads" paying by the project rather than an annual lump sum reducing the annual number of new advertisements from 100 to 50-60.S. A few of them are: "Here Comes the King" . Anheuser-Busch has received numerous awards for its efforts to reduce its impact on the environment. the Baldwinsville brewery found markets for previous "waste" materials used in the fermentation of Anheuser-Busch beers.to treat wastewater from the brewing process. the Political Economy Research Institute ranked Anheuser–Busch 40th among the "Toxic 100".bioenergy recovery .786 kg (2. recycled more . You've Said It All" "Cub Fan. corporations most responsible for air pollution.a Blues Brothers homage (based on their version of "Soul Man") done by Harry Caray for WGN-TV broadcasts ofChicago Cubs games "There Is a Tavern in the Town" . predicated on the belief that "changingdemographics and media habits no longer require spending as much on mainstream sports events": A-B is cutting its television advertising budget for the U. In 1995 Anheuser-Busch's Baldwinsville brewery won an award for pollution prevention from the New York Governor for its use of a "comprehensive.old song with wording changes including "Busch" instead of "wine" "Under the Anheuser Bush" (an early 1900s popular recording) Since the acquisition by InBev. The Anheuser-Busch Recycling Corp.  This is mainly because large amounts of CO2 are released during the process of fermentation.657 lbs) of toxic pollutants annually into the air. significant changes in advertising plans have been rolled out." The brewery also reduced solid waste by nearly 70 percent from 1990 to 1994. energy-producing pollution-prevention system .S. In addition. a list of U. Silverstein & Partners. Bud Man" . Environmental record In 2002.002. The study found that Anheuser–Busch released 1.
bottles and outbound beer for four Anheuser-Busch breweries. Additional subsidiaries Anheuser-Busch subsidiaries include: Anheuser-Busch Agricultural Operations: Produces and enhances the incoming quality of raw materials for the company's beers. Anheuser-Busch has set short-term goals to reduce energy consumption 5% and increasing use of renewable fuel from 8 to 15% by 2010.: Provides terminal rail-switching services to south St. Along with these goals.: Manages rail/truck transload operation and other properties in St. 1878 as Anheuser-Busch's first subsidiary to facilitate large-scale distribution of the company's products via the U. St.S. additives or preservatives at any stage of the brewing process or as part of the packaging in any of their range. solar. Its two trucking subsidiaries provide delivery of cans.: Provides liner material for both the crowns and closures used in Anheuser-Busch packaging. Anheuser-Busch Recycling Corp. andlandfill gas as a fuel to reduce the company's environmental impact. wind." The brewery also operates an environmental outreach program to encourage recycling. Anheuser-Busch eliminates the need for isinglass finings by settling and removing particles beforefermentation.than 27 billion cans in 2006. yeast. Anheuser-Busch states they do not use animal derived products. This only applies to the beers the company brews itself. Inc. Manufacturers Railway Co. a number far greater than what was used in its own packaging. and are marketed as such. and additional cereal grains. All other Anheuser-Busch beers are brewed using water.S. The Corporation has also made commitments to decrease its greenhouse gas emissions "by 5 percent from its 2005 baseline by 2010 as part of its membership in the U.: One of the world's largest recyclers of used aluminum beverage containers. Louis industries. Anheuser-Busch is investigating several other renewable energy possibilities such as biomass. barley malt. This subsidiary was established on February 3. Louis Refrigerated Car Co. Louis. Environmental Protection Agency's Climate Leaders program. rail network as part of A-B's decision to promote Budweiser as a nationwide beer brand. with the exception of three Michelob products and two Bud Light products. AnheuserBusch has succeeded in cutting down its water use by 3 % since 2002. The beechwood aging process also helps to attract and remove yeast from the brew before the lagering process has ended. . artificial ingredients.  For past 18 years Anheuser-Busch employees have participated in "Green Week". and habitat preservation. Similarly. energy conservation. which focuses on environmental conservation education for employees and their families. as well as to prevent littering and water pollution. Eagle Packaging. which contain honey and shellfish respectively. hops.
Earl Gaudio.Busch Properties. and awarded a bronze eagle to signify its importance. 1996. Busch. . paid for and built by the brewery in the mid-1960s. residential and commercial properties. Busch Memorial Stadium. of Danville. IL celebrated 100 years of family ownership with Anheuser-Busch in 2004. was recently demolished and replaced by a new ballpark. Other business relationships Owens-Illinois supplies glass bottles to many of the Anheuser-Busch breweries around the world including a brand new plant in Windsor. and has partnered with O-I to make glass bottles for A-B in several other cases. FL has records dating back to October 1891 with Anheuser-Busch. Gaudio. establishing the longest standing relationship between the brewer and a wholesaler. Monster Energy. Louis Cardinals baseball club were owned by Anheuser-Busch from February 20. former New York Yankees and St. presides over the Jacksonville. He built his wholesaler in 1956. Anheuser-Busch signed an agreement for the new ballpark to retain the "Busch Stadium" name on the new building through 2025. Anheuser-Busch distributes Borba Skin Balance Water. The Lewis Bear Company in Pensacola. One of the largest is Hensley & Co. in Phoenix. and Icelandic Glacial spring water. FL by August A. Colorado. In 1991.: Operates resort. Senator John McCain of Arizona. When he retired from baseball after the 1968 Season. a former Anchor Hocking Glass plant providing glass for the Houston Brewery. the wife of the Republican Presidential nominee for 2008. Roger Maris was given a distributorship based in Gainesville. Louis Cardinals The St. Charles Gaudio started an association with Anheuser-Busch as a distributor in a southern Illinois town called Benld. 1953 until the club was sold to a group of private investors on March 21. Rumba Energy. they were recognized by Anhueser-Busch for their 100 years of continued service. A. St. Earl's nephew. Anheuser-Busch bought Longhorn Glass.  and whose chair is Cindy Hensley McCain. there are about 800 of these. Jr. Louis Cardinals outfielder. The Gaudio family of Illinois hold the longest running wholesalers for Anheuser-Busch. dating back from 1904. Inc. Arizona. Lost Energy. IL distributorship.. with yearly sales of over 20 million cases of Anheuser-Busch beers. In the United States. Wholesalers and distributors Anheuser-Busch delivers its products to retailers through a large network of wholesalers and distributors.