September 25 2013  |  Airline & Terminal News

Budweiser history part of new outlet at STL

By Rick Lundstrom

The history of Budweiser is found at the new EIGHTEEN 76 bar at STL

EIGHTEEN|76, now open in Concourse E in Terminal 2  near Gate E10, pays homage to the founding year of Budweiser, first brewed in the original St. Louis Anheuser-Busch brewery and still brewed there today.

EIGHTEEN|76 is the first airport location for the concept, which features mural accents of Budweiser history with an interior of beechwood, brick and dark metal finishes. A reclaimed aged beechwood and stainless steel bar are highlighted with bright red seats and accent lighting.

The new concept was developed in partnership with Lambert-St. Louis International Airport and HMSHost, with input from Anheuser-Busch.

“The city of St. Louis has a great deal of history and HMSHost is proud to help honor this with the opening of EIGHTEEN|76,” said HMSHost Vice President of Business Development Stephen Douglas. “Bringing EIGHTEEN|76 to Terminal 2 provides travelers with an authentic St. Louis experience and a taste of local culture.”

The bar features nearly a dozen beers in both draft and bottles. EIGHTEEN|76 and a full wine list. Drinks can be paired with complementary menu items like the roast beef hero sandwich, Gus’ pressed pretzel (with Shock Top Belgian White mustard), farm house cheese plates, steakhouse caprese salad and roasted red pepper hummus with grilled garlic flatbread.

To celebrate the opening of EIGHTEEN|76 on September 24, Anheuser-Busch gave passengers and airport visitors a unique surprise in Terminal 2. One of the Budweiser Clydesdale horses made a special appearance inside the ticketing level of Terminal 2 to greet both arriving and departing passengers.

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