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Thursday, March 1, 2012 11:34 pm

THIS KRAFTIG’S FOR YOU

Lucky us.

Springfield on Feb. 20 became the first town outside the St. Louis area where Kraftig beer is available. If you haven’t heard of Kraftig, you may be familiar with its creator, William “Billy” Busch. Yes, that Busch – the family that built America’s largest beer company, Anheuser Busch.

InBev bought the St. Louis-based brewing company in 2008, but Busch says that beer still runs in his veins.

“I got back into the beer business because it was a rich tradition, brewing beer in our family,” Busch says. “Springfield is a great beer town.”

The company is less than a year old, but already Busch sees his competitors as Budweiser, Miller and Coors.

“We’re not a craft brew, we’re a premium lager,” Busch says. “We’re getting in where the big boys are. … Really, our first step in branching out is branching out to Springfield.”

So, which tastes better, Kraftig or Budweiser, the hallowed nectar that made the Busch family rich and famous?

“I’m going to have to say our beer tastes better,” Busch says.

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