Artois, or Stella Artois is a beer (or more correctly lager) originating in Leuven, Belgium and produced in the US by Anheuser-Busch.
Beer or lager & Anheuser-Busch seem synonymous - and with Anheuser-Busch brewery representing 48.4 percent share of U.S. beer / ale sales it is understandable that Beer, Ale & Anheuser-Busch go together.
Established in 1852, the Anheuser-Busch name taken from Eberhard Anheuser & his his son-in-law Adolphus Busch is famous not only for the beer it produces but for such things as the Bush Gardens, SeaWorld and the famous Anheuser-Busch Clydesdales.
Eberhard acquired the Bavarian brewery in 1860 and renamed it E. Anheuser & Co until joined by his son in law 4 years later when in 1864 the name Anheuser-Busch was adopted.
100 years later the Anheuser-Busch brewery was producing 10 million barrels of beer annually and in 1980 Anheuser-Busch was listed on the NYSE stock exchange. 1986 saw the brewery pass billion-barrel mark of beer since being founded and in 1997 the Anheuser-Busch brewery saw worldwide beer volume exceed 100 million barrels. Today Anheuser-Busch products represent 48.4 percent share of U.S. beer sales.
Having diversified in the 1920s into ice cream, soft drinks ginger ale, root beer, chocolate- and grape-flavored beverages, corn syrup, truck and bus bodies, refrigerated cabinets, baker's yeast and dealcoholized Budweiser as a result of prohibition, Anheuser-Busch continues to diversfy.
Stella Artois, promoted as a sophisticated beer is distributed in America by Anheuser-Busch but in the UK and Europe the lager is a major sponsor of the Cannes Film Fersival In 2009, the band All Time Low, released a song called Stella, and it was revealed that the song was not based on a girl, but the beer brand, Stella Artois.
In 2010, Stella Artois was the featured beer of choice in the movie about Facebook entitled The Social Network. In this movie, Stella Artois is the only beer consumed by Mark Zuckerberg & in every scene, the only beer drunk is Stella Artois.
Beer: stout, ale & lager labels distributed by Anheuser-Busch