Kiln (Est. 2003)
Lazy Magnolia was born out of a slightly selfish Christmas gift. Leslie Henderson bought her husband Mark a homebrew kit because she couldn’t think of anything else to get him -- but, as Mark maintains, she really wanted those malts for herself. After Mark made just one batch, Leslie took over brewing responsibilities. It was cool, though, ‘cause Mark worked on the equipment and gadgetry until they had a series of homebrews so good, their friends insisted they go pro. They did, and quickly became the pride of MS.
St. Louis (Est. 1852)
Like so many major beer corps, Anheuser-Busch traces its roots back to a soap manufacturer named Eberhard. In this case, we’re talking Eberhard Anheuser, who teamed up with his son-in-law Adolphus Busch to conquer the St. Louis beer market in the mid-1800s. Busch’s kid would steer the company through Prohibition by marketing a non-alcoholic “cereal beverage” called Bevo, and then the next Busch would make it through the Great Depression with the fancy new metal can. They went on to become the biggest brewer in Missouri, and, you know, the world.