In celebration of The King of Beers and the local communities where it’s brewed, Fairfield's Anheuser-Busch Brewery will host Budweiser’s Backyard on Saturday, July 28. The event is complimentary and guests of all ages are invited to celebrate with food trucks featuring the food America loves most, live musical acts, freshly brewed Budweiser, and the world-famous Clydesdales.
Throughout the festival, guests can explore how the crisp, American-style lager is made with the highest quality ingredients by taking a complimentary, behind-the-scenes brewery tour. Guests must RSVP for a tour at BudweiserTours.com. Also, guests ages 21 and over can enjoy complimentary beer and food pairing sample demonstrations, and at 3 p.m., take part in an exclusive and timeless Budweiser tradition, with a Brewmaster-led tasting of fresh Budweiser before it leaves the brewery.
Guests can also taste and participate in a special toast at 2 p.m. to honor veterans with the newest Budweiser brew, the Budweiser Freedom Reserve Red Lager, which was specially brewed by Budweiser’s own veterans and builds on Budweiser’s long-standing support of the military. A portion of proceeds will benefit Folds of Honor – a nonprofit organization providing educational scholarships to military families.
The world-famous Budweiser Clydesdales are also back in town, just in time for the celebration. Guests can see the full hitch parade at 11:30 a.m. and visit them in their stables to learn how the horses became an iconic symbol of Budweiser. Several of the Clydesdales will make special appearances at the brewery for 'Camera Day' photo opportunities Wednesday-Friday (July 25-July 27) from 4 to 6 p.m. and Sunday, July 29, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. The team's stables will be housed at UC Davis this trip so visitors will only be able to see the full hitch during Budweiser's Backyard.
For more information on Budweiser’s Backyard, the Budweiser Clydesdales schedule and the brewery experiences, visit BudweiserTours.com and follow along and share your experiences at the brewery with @HomeofBud and #Fairfield, #ThisBudsForYou and #FollowTheHitch on social media.
· 11 a.m. – Doors Open
· 11:30 a.m. – Budweiser Clydesdales Hitch Parade
· 12 p.m. – Beer and Bites Bar
· 2 p.m. – Freedom Reserve Tasting
· 3 p.m. – Brewmaster-Led Tasting
· 4 p.m. – Doors Close
Please note, the Budweiser Tasting Room and gift shop will remain open until 6 p.m. for guests to continue to enjoy fresh beer on tap and to purchase keepsakes to commemorate their experience.