Tag Archives: St. Louis Missouri

• Budweiser tries to reverse long-term slump with Virginia-brewed ‘craft’ beer

Budweiser tries to reverse long-term slump with Virginia-brewed ‘craft’ beer

Budweiser is known as a St. Louis beer. But starting October 29, there’ll be a Bud brew that comes from Virginia, the Richmond Times Dispatch reported today. Craft-style beer is one of two new marketing tactics Budwesier is trying in an attempt to recapture a lost generation of beer drinkers and reverse a consecutive quarter-century […]

• Billy Busch’s deep pockets help finance beer startup

Billy Busch’s deep pockets help finance beer startup

The man behind the latest St. Louis beer has a few advantages over the hundreds of entrepreneurs who have tried to crack into the brewing business in recent years. William K. “Billy” Busch has the name, of course, and contacts throughout the nation’s network of independently owned beer distributorships. But if his ambitious plan to […]

• Obama Gets Personalized Beer At Fundraiser: BARACKTOBERFEST

Obama Gets Personalized Beer At Fundraiser: BARACKTOBERFEST

President Barack Obama attended a $25,000-a-head fundraiser benefiting his reelection campaign and the Democratic Party Tuesday night that featured a Baracktoberfest beer at the poolside bar, according to the White House pool report. Brewed by St. Louis’ Schlafly Beers, the lager first made an appearance during the 2008 campaign when it was offered alongside “McCain’s Maverick APA,” […]

• Schlafly Draft Beer Challenges Bud on Home Turf

Schlafly Draft Beer Challenges Bud on Home Turf

When Tom Schlafly started making craft beer two decades ago in Anheuser-Busch’s (BUD) hometown of St. Louis, local bar owners gave the brewer a standard response on sales calls: “We already stock all the beers.” In local parlance, that meant Anheuser-Busch’s full lineup, not just Bud and Bud Light. “It was kind of like selling […]