4 Hands Brewing Company, St. Louis, MO

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I stopped in at 4 Hands Brewing Company in St. Louis, Missouri and tried the Divided Sky Rye IPA which was really tasty with both the hops bitterness and the rye spice.  I also tried the Chocolate Milk Stout which was so tasty that I bought a bottle to take home.  As of this writing, it’s still in my beer fridge waiting for that perfect moment.  I might just make a stout float with it.  So rich and chocolatey!

Anheuser-Busch (Budweiser), St. Louis, MO

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When in St. Louis what else would you do other than stop in at the Anheuser-Busch (Budweiser) Brewery, St. Louis, Missouri for a tour?  And so I did.  OK, so if you’ve spent any time on this blog you’ll note that I’m no stranger to visiting breweries.  Well, the scale of the Budweiser operation in St. Louis is GINORMOUS.  That’s a technical term.  I’ve never seen anything like this before.  And the tour guide took us through the entire brewing process, walking through many buildings on the Anheuser-Busch campus.  We even saw the clydesdales.  Although my preference is for craft-brewed beer, this was still an excellent tour and a great time.  And, the history of beer in the US was cool to learn about.  At one time there were local and regional breweries across the country.  Anheuser-Busch had a vision of providing beer nationwide and so they did.  What a demonstration of delivering on a business objective.  I’d recommend this tour for all beer enthusiasts.  And, of course, they offered samples at the end.  I actually tried Bud and Bud Lite.  They were crisp and refreshing.  I’ve been brainwashed!

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