We are beer lovers, and for more than 160 years we have proudly brewed America’s most loved beers. For us, brewing is an art form as much as it is a science — a process that evolves constantly as modern methods combine with long-established traditions to deliver the highest-quality beers for our consumers.
We invest billions of dollars in cutting-edge innovations at our breweries and embrace new technologies so that we can continue to brew, package, transport and deliver our more than 100 brands in the most efficient and sustainable ways possible.
As America’s leading brewer, we are committed to a healthy environment and thriving communities so we can brew beers that bring people together for years to come.
OUR QUALITY COMMITMENT
Our teams across the country are united by a passion for brewing the great-tasting, high-quality beers that have satisfied beer drinkers for generations.
Our rigorous quality assurance program covers every step of our supply chain, from seed to sip. We work closely with our grower partners to ensure we source only the finest ingredients for our beers. Our brewmasters then carefully oversee every detail in the brewing process to ensure consistency, and taste every batch before it is packaged.
Finally, we conduct over 100 different package quality checks before any product leaves any of our facilities.
To brew great beer, you need great brewers. Our brewmasters are among the most highly trained and highly skilled in the industry, with expertise ranging from brewing science to chemistry, and microbiology to engineering.
Beyond skill, our brewmasters are perfectionists. They are responsible for every aspect of brewing, from selecting the ingredients — ensuring that they meet our quality specifications — to taste-testing every batch to ensure consistency. The level of detail and care they put into each and every batch is extraordinary.
Our brewmasters take their responsibility as brewers of America’s most loved beers seriously and work tirelessly to brew the beers that have been bringing people together for generations.
At Anheuser-Busch, we know that great beer starts with quality ingredients. We source almost 100% of our ingredients from U.S. farms, and for generations we have worked hand-in-hand with our growers to ensure only the finest ingredients are used to brew our beers.
We strive to build a better world, and that means doing our part to protect the environment — from seed to sip. From our international barley research lab to our teams of agronomists advising farmers on sustainable practices and technology, no company does more to support growers in producing the highest-quality ingredients in the most sustainable way.
We are committed to American farmers, and when you drink one of our beers, you are a part of that effort.
Barley: The “Soul” of Beer
Each variation of malted barley delivers a unique taste and aroma. Bready, toasted, caramel-like notes are thoughtfully and precisely blended.
Hops: The “Spice” of Beer
These small, bitter, cone-shaped blossoms create fruity, piney, and floral characteristics. By combining different types, we balance the sweet notes and malty weight of each beer. With each hand-selected combination of hops, our brewmasters craft each beer’s unique aroma and balanced bitter flavor.
Water: Beer’s Unsung Hero
Making up over 90% of every beer, water can have a massive impact on taste. By adjusting the water’s hardness, we float between crisp, refreshing tastes and full, earthy tones. Even the natural minerals in water can “season” the beer by pushing flavors to the forefront. Our brewmasters always filter, test and taste our water before it ever enters the brewing process — ensuring every drop of beer meets our exacting standards.
Rice: For A Crisp Clean Finish
Rice is an extremely high-quality brewing adjunct we use to help lighten the body of many of our beers and give them a subtle sweetness, with a crisp, fast, refreshing finish. Adolphus Busch first added rice to Budweiser to set it apart from other lagers — and today we continue that tradition. In fact, we are the largest end user of rice in the United States and even mill some of our supply at our rice mill in Jonesboro, AR.
Yeast: The “Life” of Beer
Yeast is a very important and often underestimated contributor to the flavor of beer. Each of our 1,200 different strains of yeast turns sugars into alcohol, triggering unique smells and tastes. They add powerful aromas to our beers — aromas like banana, rose, apple, aniseed, almond, cloves, and even hints of pepper can appear in the final profile.