Bright. Crisp. Clean. Pure. Budweiser, sometimes referred to as Bud, is a global pale lager brand owned by the St. Louis–based Anheuser-Busch company. Budweiser is made with a proportion of rice in addition to barley malt, for which it has received some criticism, though the company takes the position that the rice gives the beer a lighter taste. Budweiser is produced in various breweries located around the United States and the rest of the world. It is a filtered beer available in draught and packaged forms.