The History of Anheuser-Busch in Fort Collins
On the westside of I-25 at the Mountain Vista exit lies Fort Collins biggest brewery, the Anheuser-Busch Brewery. Did you know that this wasn't the first Anheuser-Busch 'plant' in Fort Collins?
Taking a look at the history of the Fort Collins "Budweiser" brewery, I found a great old article from way back in 1881. The article talks about how a company at the time, Brown & Law, was the bottler of Anheuser-Busch, from St. Louis, for the area. They were located on LaPorte in Fort Collins, not far from the railroad; their bottled Anheuser-Busch beer would go out to folks in Livermore, Evans, "and other towns round about."
When Did the Fort Collins Budweiser Brewery Open?
After almost three and half years of construction, the plant began operations in 1988.
What Beers Do They Brew in Fort Collins?
The brew 36 different beers including:
- Bud Light
- Michelob Ultra
- Busch Light
- Natural Light
- Rolling Rock
- Goose Island
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How Much Beer Does the Fort Collins Anheuser-Busch Brewery Produce?
Over 10 million barrels a year. With a new $18 million expansion that began in 2021, that number will rise.
Do the Budweiser Clydesdales Ever Come to Fort Collins?
Yes. You can keep up on their schedule with their Facebook page.