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Kräftig beer going out of business

Billy Busch announced ending production of Kräftig and Kräftig Light

July 10, 2019 - 3:23 pm

ST. LOUIS (KFTK) - The William K. Busch Brewing Company is ceasing all operations as the company is shutting down, dissolving, and stopping the brewing of its award-winning Kräftig and Kräftig Light beers due to market demand.

“After careful consideration, the William K. Busch Brewing Company has decided to shut down,” said Billy Busch. “I want to thank all of our customers, retailers, suppliers, and vendors who have supported us over the last eight years. I’ve always been passionate about brewing because it’s in my blood. I hope to one day return to this great American-led industry.”

Billy Busch is the great-grandson of Adolphus Busch and founded the company in 2011 to create a second chapter in the Busch family brewing history.

Since then, the all-malt lager beer brand has been sold throughout the Midwest.

Although the company will be winding down its operations, inventory is predicted to last through September of 2019 and will be available at retailers and other outlets while supplies last

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