Master Cicerone® Ryan Daley discusses how A-B is cultivating a more sustainable future for the craft-brewing industry
Get to Know the Craft Partners of Anheuser-Busch
With a deep appreciation for both historic recipes and brewing culture, Anheuser-Busch has a genuine love for beer. Whether it’s the always-popular brands—Budweiser, Michelob Ultra, and Stella Artois—or the craft breweries that define regional taste, the company’s beers continue to drive substantial sales for on-premise establishments.
While Anheuser-Busch’s portfolio of more than 500 brands (stretching across 50-plus countries) is volumetrically impressive, at its heart, the company’s focus is on the ability of beer to bring people together on a local level. The Anheuser-Busch partner breweries—many of which started as small, local craft producers that hit the big time with their unprecedented success—deliver enhanced sales for restaurateurs because of the way in which they tap into regional and demographic taste sensibilities.
Here’s a closer look at three of these craft partners—Karbach Brewing Co. in Houston, Goose Island Beer Co. in Chicago, Wicked Weed in Asheville, North Carolina, and Blue Point Brewing Company in Patchogue, New York—and how Anheuser-Busch has committed to ambitious sustainability targets for its craft partners.