January 30. 2016 12:31AM
Merrimack, NH 03054
Quality, tradition and a century-old reputation for brewing the world's finest beers have made the Anheuser-Busch Brewery Tour a favorite among New Hampshire visitors. And of course, the chance to see the legendary Budweiser Clydesdales up close adds to the fun. Opened in 1970, the Merrimack Brewery is vital to the distribution of fresh beers to locations in the Northeast including Maine, Vermont, Connecticut, Rhode Island and more.
In one hour, you'll learn about the slow, natural brewing process Anheuser-Busch has been using for more than 100 years. The tour is highlighted by historical displays and Anheuser-Busch memorabilia that reveal important stages of progress along the way to becoming the world's largest brewer. The tours are offered free of charge.
You will also experience a rare, up-close meeting with the world-famous Budweiser Clydesdales when you visit the Clydesdale Hamlet. Given to August Busch, Sr. as a gift to celebrate the end of prohibition, sons Adolphus III and August Busch, Jr. presented the first Clydesdale hitch to their father. Since that time, the Clydesdales have become an American symbol of tradition and quality.