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Anheuser-Busch brings back Brew Masters’ Private Reserve for holidays


ST. LOUIS Anheuser-Busch on Monday announced it is bringing back its Brew Masters’ Private Reserve from Budweiser— a rich, malty Doppelbock that offers a special recipe and limited-edition packaging—as part of the company’s holiday and seasonal program.

First introduced in 2005, the Bavarian-styled beer with 8.5 percent alcohol by volume is brewed with four types of malts, giving it a toasted malt flavor and red-highlights. Now available in most states through the end of the year, Brew Masters’ Private Reserve comes packaged in a distinctive 46.5-ounce swing-top bottle, as well as in single-bottle versions or part of a gift set, which includes a bottle alongside two fluted pilsner-style glasses. The gift set sells for a suggested retail price of $21.99.

“Serve this beer chilled, alongside a hearty holiday meal,” suggested Anheuser-Busch brewmaster Eric Beck. “It complements the nutty flavors in stuffing, as well as a robust meat such as duck.”

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