Anheuser-Busch invited our family to Brewery Lights. All opinions are my own.
I will pre-warn you that when you load your toddler up on marshmallows, cookies and hot dogs, they will have an epic time at Brewery Lights at Anheuser-Busch Brewery. We’ve gone the past three year and it has become a fun family tradition. This was the first year we didn’t bring a stroller and I felt like we had so much freedom. We’ve earned our beer samples!
If you’ve never been to Brewery Lights, you’re missing out. Anheuser-Busch lights up the Brewery and it is gorgeous. They have fun sampling stations where of age drinkers get to try 5 different samples of a variety of offerings. Did I mention that the entire event is free? My non-St. Louis friends are always blown away by the all the fun and free activity our city has to offer.
In addition to the free samples, there are a variety of adds on you can purchase to go along with your experience. The Biergarten is also open for additional food and beverages, photo opportunities with the Clydesdales and more! There are also fire pits all and you can purchase s’more kits for only $2.50!
Or you can go bigger with one of their packages! We got to experience the Fire Pit Fun package which includes seating for eight guests, s’more kits, access to the heated Old Schoolhouse Museum and Food Buffet, two printed photos and two reserved parking spots. The parking definitely came in handy on the night we went, it was so warm and everyone wanted to enjoy the weather!
The Old Schoolhouse Museum is really neat. We’d never been in there before. The buffet is in the different rooms, so you get to load up your plates while you’re learning all about AB history. There is something for everyone too, with kid friendly options like mac n cheese and hot dogs and cookies. We actually ate dinner in the classroom where a Beer Teacher was there just letting us some seasonal samples and giving us more beer history. My beer loving husband loved every minute of it.
Once we were done eating, we went out into the reserved area with fire pits. Don’t worry, they will direct you where to go. Once we were there, we had s’mores and stayed warm. Then we were off to explore the lights. The reserved area is right in the middle, so you have optimal options for exploring. Bonus, there are bathrooms inside the Museum and behind the reserved area. Don’t worry with a toddler, we scoped them all out!
One of the newest additions was this super fun beer sign. Definitely a pretty sight to see. Everyone wanted to stand on it and have their photos taken, great addition to the show. There are plenty of photo opportunities, so be sure to bring your camera!
Brewery Lights will be open until December 30th and are open Thursday-Sunday from 5-10pm. Thanks to Anheuser-Busch for yet another year of magical memories!