August A. Busch III

  • Blogs

    November 5, 2012

    Beer Book War! Updated Anheuser-Busch Biography Available as E-Edition

    Last week Riverfront Times told you about Bitter Brew, the new biography of the Busch family that comes out this month from publisher HaperCollins. But Bitter Brew isn't the first book to examine St. Louis' first family of beer, nor is it the only book about the brewer to go on sale this fall. Under ... More >>

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    February 1, 2012

    Busch Family Member New Director of Endangered Wolf Center

    ​It seems there are two types of folks in the Busch family. The colorful ones whose dalliances, excesses and questionable behavior (Gussie and August IV come to mind) capture headlines. And everyone else. Virginia Busch falls squarely in the latter category. So obscure is this member of St. Louis' ... More >>

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    August 11, 2011

    Lewis Reed Campaign Gets Big Gift; Francis Slay Campaign Gets Big Names

    Slay and Reed: The election is a long way off but the fundraising isn't.​The next election for mayor of St. Louis is still some 20 months away but already the campaigns are under way. Incumbent mayor Francis Slay currently has over $611,000 of cash on hand for the 2013 election, according to the l ... More >>

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    July 1, 2011

    August Busch IV Saga Tackled by BusinessWeek

    August Busch IV gets the BusinessWeek treatment.​Cocaine! Oxycodone! A former Hooters waitress, dead in a darkened bedroom!A very bad beer baron!A BusinessWeek feature story that hit the Internets today, "Fall of the House of Busch," details the 2010 death of the girlfriend of August Busch IV, Adr ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 5, 2011

    Busch Family Mishaps: The Cocktail Pairings

    ​When we tumbled off the ol' king-size Posturpedic after yet another post-holiday bender and scanned the local headlines yesterday morn, our peepers opened wide at the sight of Deb Peterson's EXCLUSIVE interview with bad-boy beer baron August A. Busch IV. Having read said EXCLUSIVE -- and its ... More >>

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    January 4, 2011

    August Busch IV Confession Offers More Heartbreak Than Answers

    August Busch IV​Are we the only ones not sure of what to make of August Busch IV's confession today to the Post-Dispatch? Speaking publicly for the first time since his 27-year-old girlfriend, Adrienne Martin, was found dead in his home last month, Busch suggests that she may have died from Trazod ... More >>

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    December 27, 2010

    The Women of August Busch IV (NSFW)

    Adrienne Nicole Martin​While the tragic death of Adrienne Nicole Martin remains shrouded in mystery, her passing confirms one thing: St. Louis' most notorious bachelor is back on the prowl.August Busch IV, who served as CEO of Anheuser-Busch prior to its acquisition by InBev, reportedly had been d ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 30, 2010

    Book on Anheuser-Busch Takeover Paints Busch III and IV at Odds

    ​A new book on InBev's 2008 acquisition of Anheuser-Busch doesn't paint the most flattering picture of August Busch III and his son, August Busch IV. In Dethroning the King, author Julie MacIntosh (a reporter with the Financial Times) writes that Busch III's spending sprees as CEO of the St. Louis ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 27, 2009

    Woman Discovers Glass Ceiling is Big Ol' Bottle of Budweiser

    Not all ladies are so wild on about Budweiser.​Francine Katz thought her 2002 promotion to Vice President of Communications and Consumer Affairs at Anheuser-Busch was her ticket to untold riches as an executive of a major corporation. Instead, Katz claims she received compensation worth just a fr ... More >>

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    July 8, 2009
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    June 10, 2009

    Midwest Millionaires Get Busch!

    Simon & SchusterIn case you missed it -- and Lord knows why you would -- Mark Ebner's literary masterpiece, Six Degrees of Paris Hilton: Inside the Sex Tapes, Scandals, and Shakedowns of the New Hollywood, which came out last February, reports on the life and times of gangster Darnell Riley and ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 21, 2009

    Anheuser-Busch: Tales from the Crypt

    This comes a couple weeks after the fact, but I thought it interesting enough for a retelling here. A friend of mine works for a moving company, and recently he told me about a job he had over the winter holidays cleaning out the executive suites at the Anhueser-Busch brewery.Until the InBev acquisi ... More >>

  • News

    May 17, 2006


    For once, Unreal is scared to get between the sheets. Plus: Anheuser-Busch gets buzzed, and the Francis Howell School District plans to take back Christmas.

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    March 9, 2005

    Pulitzer's Gain

    Some say Pulitzer Inc.'s sale to Lee Enterprises blew in quicker than a shotgun wedding. Others saw it coming a mile away.

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    June 20, 2001


    Week of June 20, 2001

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    June 6, 2001

    Funny Business

    Rich Balducci takes a lickin' and keeps on tickin'

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    March 21, 2001

    Fuzzy Math

    The RCGA flushed away its credibility in the city earnings-tax debacle

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    August 2, 2000

    Is This a Good Omen or a Bad One for G.W. Bush?

    The armadillo, Texas' best-known critter, migrates to Missouri

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    March 1, 2000

    Primary Color

    Following the greenbacks as Missouri gears up for Super Tuesday

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    November 3, 1999


    Somebody sends two threatening letters to beer baron August A. Busch III, so a California animal-rights activist spends three weeks in St. Louis-area jails

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    August 18, 1999


    Presidential candidate George W. Bush's campaign is raking in big bucks from St. Louis' wealthiest suburbs -- but those same donors are also ingratiating themselves with Democratic contenders

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    May 12, 1999