Anheuser-Busch traces its origins back to the Bavarian brewery which was established in 1852. Eberhard Anheuser acquired the Bavarian brewery in 1860 and renamed it E. Anheuser & Co. In 1864, his son-in-law, Adolphus Busch, joined the company that would later become Anheuser-Busch. While the company´s early years were demanding, Adolphus Busch proved up to the challenge. His keen vision, bold initiative, marketing savvy and passionate commitment to quality were his legacy to those who followed, and the high standards he established have been adhered to by each succeeding generation. Today, Anheuser-Busch operates 12 breweries in the United States and has operations around the globe.
http://www.franziskaner.com Spaten-Franziskaner lays claim to being Munich’s oldest brewery and is Bavaria’s second largest export brewery. The history of the original Franziskaner Brewery can be traced back to the year 1363. The experience and knowledge gained from six centuries of brewing was handed down from generation to generation, right down to the present day. The actual "modern- day" brewing tradition in Munich began in 1807, when Gabriel Sedlmayr I, the brewmaster for the royal court, took over the Spaten Brewery. At that time it was a small brewery, but he constantly expanded it until his death in 1839. In 1851 his son, Gabriel Sedlmayr II, who learned the art of brewing in various European countries laid the cornerstone for what was to become the Spaten brewery in the heart of Munich, where it is still located to this day just a few blocks away from the center of town. Spaten beers have been historically significant in several ways; the brewery was an early promoter of bottom-fermenting brews and is credited with originating the copper-red marzen style which is traditional for Oktoberfest.
Ah, Bremen, Germany is the city renown as a famous brewing center and where St. Pauli Girl was born. The name, "St. Pauli" comes from the ancient St. Paul's Monastery on which the original St. Pauli Brewery was founded and built in the 17th Century. St. Pauli Girl Beer is brewed with only the finest natural ingredients, without any compromise to quality or taste. In fact, St. Pauli Girl is brewed according to an ancient food regulation still in force throughout Germany today. St. Pauli Girl Lager and Special Dark were first introduced into select U.S. markets in 1965, and then expanded nationally by 1975. St. Pauli Non-Alcoholic was first sold in the United States in 1991.