Anheuser-Busch in Kentucky
Anheuser-Busch has a proud history in Kentucky, having operated as a licensed distributor in Louisville since 1978. The company makes significant economic contributions to the Commonwealth, employing nearly 200 Kentuckians and paying $10.7 million annually in taxes. Anheuser-Busch is a major sponsor of several well-known events, including the Kentucky Derby, university athletic programs, and the Kentucky State Fair, which represent an average investment of $1.17 million annually.
We are proud to be a part of the Owensboro community. In December of 2014, Anheuser-Busch completed its purchase of it Owensboro distributor (Budweiser of Owensboro). This was a private transaction between a willing seller and a willing buyer. Legal precedent allowing Anheuser-Busch to operate as a distributor was clearly established long ago and reaffirmed in 1978 when Anheuser-Busch purchased its distributor in Louisville.