The great American beer, Budweiser, invited PGP to St. Louis for #BudVIP. The weekend was full of beer, barbecue, toasted ravioli, sports and good old fashioned Midwestern hospitality. Remember that grade school field trip where you went to Six Flags? It was pretty much the adult version of this, and it lasted 72 hours. Allow me to take you on a journey.
We set out from Austin to St. Louis early Friday morning and got in around noon, checking in at the Magnolia Hotel, smack in the middle of downtown. This place was super fancy.
Then they gave us bags full of awesome Budweiser swag. I will singlehandedly attempt to bring back bucket hats now.
After that, we went out to dinner at Five Bistro where they made us feel super important.
Once dinner was finished, we went to the Three-Sixty Rooftop Lounge in downtown St. Louis and got an awesome glimpse of the city.
Then we drank all the Budweisers. Unfortunately, there are no pictures of that. Or fortunately, rather.
We woke up the next morning and went to Joe Buck’s for barbecue and waters before our tour of the world famous Anheuser-Busch brewery.
Once our bodies were replenished by the power of smoked meats and several gallons of fluids, we headed off to the brewery tour.
And we made friends from Men’s Health, COED, AskMen, Desperado Chop Shop, MadeMan and Gear Culture!
We started off by meeting the Budweiser Clydesdales, whose lineage date back to the horses that delivered the first case of beer to the White House when Prohibition ended. Good horses.
We saw how they make Budweiser.
At the end of the tour, they tapped one of the massive storage vats and allowed us to get a taste of the coldest, freshest Budweiser any of us had ever tasted. It was magical.
Well, take a look for yourself.
Then it was off to the Budweiser Biergarten, where we then consumed more beers. Then it was off to dinner and more beers. Then it was off to Pageant Ballroom for the Spoon concert. Those guys were pretty good.
Then we went to bed. Sunday would be the crown jewel of the weekend and there was no way in hell we were going to be hungover for that.