By Franz Strasser
BBC World News America
St Louis has long been known as America's beer capital. It's the home of the US's largest brewery, Anheuser-Busch, and more than a dozen craft breweries – which have been gaining new fans after Anheuser-Busch's sale to Belgium's InBev in 2008.
To most people around the world, Anheuser Busch is America's brewery and America's beer is Budweiser. To its hometown crowd, it has simply been known as "the brewery".
"There was no part of this community that wasn't a part of the brewery," says Dan Kopman, who founded Schlafly Beer in St Louis in 1992.