view transcript

1861 German native Adolphus Busch married St. Louis brewer Eberhard Anheuser's daughter, Lilly.

To serve refrigerated cars, Anheuser-Busch founded the Manufacturers Railway Company.

Adolphus Busch discovered pilsner beer, a locally popular beer brewed in Budweis, Czech Republic.

1880's & 1890'sBusch introduced a series of advertisements & marketing giveaways for the company.

To survive Prohibition, AB sold brewer's yeast, malt extract, ice cream, and Bevo, or "near beer".

1933The Budweiser Clydesdales were first introduced to the public to celebrate the repeal of Prohibition.

2008In a hostile takeover, InBev purchased the American icon at $70 per share, creating Anheuser- Busch InBev.

2013A widely publicized lawsuit accused AB InBev of "watering down" products including Budweiser and Michelob.

It might be hard to believe, but Anheuser-Busch roots date all the way back into the mid-1800s.

According to the beer company, it got its start with Immigrant brewers who settled in St. Lewis. They introduced a new type of beer to the U.S. It was a lighter, crisper lager that was more difficult to brew.  

In 1843 Edward Anheuser took over a Bavarian brewery and changed the name to E. Anheuser & Co.

I know, you're asking, where's the Busch in that new name.  Well, that's a little later in our story.

Adolphus Busch met Edward Anheuser. Eventually, he was introduced to Anheuser's daughter Lily.  Adolphus eventually started working for his father-in-law... and well, the rest, as they say is history.

Watch the video timeline to learn more about Aneheuser-Busch.

Related. Anheuser-Busch InBev Slides Amid Reports of Delays For Its $9.8 Billion Asia IPO

Learn the History of the Companies in Your Portfolio | Behind the Label