Anheuser - Busch

Events

Eberhard Anheuser, St. Louis soap merchant, acquires Bavarian Brewery

1852

Anheuser and his son-in-law, Busch, expand sales into Texas and Louisiana

1853

Budweiser beer was introduced

1876

Anheuser died, Busch becomes companies President.

1880

Michelob was introduced

1896

1 million barrels sold

1901

Adolphus Busch died, giving presidency to his son, August A. Busch Sr.

1913

Prohibition begins

1920

Prohibition ends

1933

August A Busch Sr. died, leaving presidency to his son, Adolphus Buch III

1934

Budweiser was sold in can for the first time

1936

2 million barrels sold

1938

Adolphus III died, leaving his little brother, August A Busch Jr., president

1946

August Jr created a national network of breweries

1951

The Busch brand was launched

1955

the company's first amusement park, Busch Gardens, opened in Tampa, Fl

1959

Annual production reached 10 million barrels

1964

August A. Busch III was elected president of the company

1974

Bud Light was introduced

1982

Through licensed brewers, Budweiser was introduced in England and Japan

1984

Anheuser-Busch purchased SeaWorld

1989

Worldwide annual production eclipses 100 million barrels

1997

Abheuser-Busch and InBev combine companies creating AB InBev

2008

First ever Uber self-driving truck makes the first delivery to Colorado packed with Budweiser

October 25, 2016