The Many Beers That You Never Knew Anheuser-Busch Owns

Anheuser-Busch is most closely associated with the Budweiser and Bud Light brands but they're far from the only products Anheuser-Busch has on offer. In the modern world of corporate consolidation, it can be difficult to keep track of which companies own what; Anheuser-Busch itself is owned by the global beer giant Anheuser-Busch InBev, based out of Belgium. But the St. Louis company Anheuser-Busch is truly at the heart of American beer culture.

A couple of beers under the Anheuser-Busch brand umbrella that likely won't surprise you are Busch and Busch Light. Other brews in their portfolio include Michelob Ultra, Natural Light, Landshark Lager, Stella Artois, Estrella Jalisco, and Presidente Beer. These are all drinks in the pilsner and lager style, making apparent the brand's inclination towards light, refreshing, easy-sipping beers.

Anheuser-Busch has also taken advantage of the growing popularity of beer alternatives with the popular seltzer brand Nütrl, the canned cocktail brand Cutwater, the canned sparkling margarita brand Ritas, and Hoop Tea spiked iced tea.

Deep in the craft

It isn't just domestics and seltzers that Anheuser-Busch is good at, though. The company's craft beer catalog is surprisingly extensive. Some of the biggest names on the list have to be Elysian Brewing, Goose Island Beer Co., and Karbach Brewing. Elysian is a Seattle-based company whose flagship is the Space Dust, a 8.1% IPA which is easier on the palate than its ABV would suggest. Goose Island is also known for its award-winning IPA, known simply as the Goose Island IPA. Karbach has several great products, not the least of which would be its Love Street beers and the Crawford Bock.

Other former craft breweries in the Anheuser-Busch portfolio include Four Peaks, Devil's Backbone, Golden Road, Wicked Weed, Omission, Veza Sur, Wynwood, and Cisco Brewers. Omission is famous for its gluten-reduced beers which the gluten intolerant among us can surely appreciate. Devil's Backbone specializes in bold IPAs with high alcohol content and powerful flavors. Golden Road is known for its fruity bears like their mango wheat ale called Mango Cart and their lineup of IPAs.

America's craft beer scene is a testament to the inventive spirit that underlies our drinking culture and this lineup proves just how commercially successful the joy of craft can be.