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Adolphus Busch

Anheuser-Busch Brewery

1880 - 1913

Food & Tobacco

Military ServiceCivil War
pre-1900 b. 1839
Born-Died1839 - 1913
FatherOwner, Large Business
Era - pre-1900

Joining his father-in-law’s company in 1864, Busch, along with Carl Conrad, developed the formula for Budweiser beer, which became the bestselling beer in the country. Taking the helm of the company in 1913, Busch developed a process for pasteurizing beer that enabled the company to secure a much broader national reach. He went on to develop a number of additional new products including the still popular Michelob beer. More so than its founder, Busch is credited with the massive growth and popularity of the company.