Brewer for a day, at Anheuser-Busch

A television reporter in Jacksonville, Fla., at the Anheuser-Busch brewery in Jacksonville.

Do My Job: Making and Tasting Beer as an Anheuser-Busch Brewmaster

It’s a job most people wouldn’t mind having: brewing and tasting beer. It’s part of the daily routine at the Anheuser-Busch brewery on the Northside. They brought me on board as a brewmaster to give it a shot.

And as brewmaster, it was my job not just to keep it running, but to make each of the 125 million cases brewed there every year taste just like a beer brewed on the other end of the country.

It’s part science and part art.

The most interesting fact (well down in the story)?

“One bad batch of beer means 13,000 ruined cases of Bud Light.”

5 Replies to “Brewer for a day, at Anheuser-Busch”

  1. It’s a job MOST people wouldn’t mind having…

    LOL!! on that Bud Light fact!!

  2. “One bad batch of beer means 13,000 ruined cases of Bud Light.”

    yuk, there’s flavor in this one….

  3. “And it takes pinpoint results like that to get a beer made in Jacksonville to taste the same as a beer made in St. Louis or anywhere else.”

    Okay, since mom always said that if you can’t say anything nice…

    It’s interesting that they instilled this fact on you so strongly, but they didn’t say why they believe this is so good. McDonald’s tastes the same the world over too, but is that better than the local burger joint on the corner?


  4. Brewing beer is an art and beer that is made to taste the same all over the world is something to boast about. Your local “beer joint”, month to month will taste different if you are such a beer connoisseur you should be able to tell?! I would much rather have a high quality beer than some thing I chock down just so I look cool. There are some good craft beers out there but most of them are here one day gone the next stick with whats been around since 1896. If you need any more prof check out the Consumer Report on beer which has Anheuser-Busch products taking 7 of the top 10 spots.

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