William K. Busch Brewing Company produces two premium American lagers – Kräftig Lager and Kräftig Light. Our lagers taste exactly the way beer should taste. No shortcuts. No additions. Just purity.

We use only the highest quality, all-natural ingredients – Hallertau hops, two- and six-row barley, robust yeast, and pure water. And we follow a time-honored brewing tradition to deliver cold, refreshing lagers with bold beer flavors. All-natural Kräftig Lager and Kräftig Light.

ABV CAL CARB IBU
5.0% 134 9.4g 13

Kräftig lager is the classic lager. Malt flavor up front with a slight sweetness, and a hop character that doesn’t overtake it.

ABV CAL CARB IBU
4.2% 109 7.8g 9

Kräftig light is clean and malty with no lingering aftertaste. A well-balanced brew in terms of hops and malt. Flavorful. Refreshing.

We only use four ingredients
to deliver the pure flavor.

Pure water, fine barley malt, premium brewers’ yeast and “noble” Hallertau hops. Our brewing process uses less to give you more of what you want – pure flavor.

2017

  • Silver | New York International Beer Competition
    Kräftig light

2016

  • Gold | US Open Beer Championships
    Kräftig light

2015

  • Silver | Los Angeles International Commercial Beer Competition
    Kräftig light
  • Bronze | Los Angeles International Commercial Beer Competition
    Kräftig lager
  • Silver | Denver International Beer Competition
    Kräftig light
  • Bronze | North American Beer Awards
    Kräftig light
  • Bronze | North American Beer Awards
    Kräftig lager
  • Gold | US Open Beer Championships
    Kräftig light

2014

  • Bronze | North American Beer Awards
    Kräftig light
  • Gold | Denver International Beer Competition
    Kräftig light
  • Gold | US Open Beer Championships
    Kräftig light
  • Gold | US Open Beer Championships
    Kräftig lager
  • Silver | San Diego International Beer Competition
    Kräftig light

2013

  • Gold | US Open Beer Championships
    Kräftig light
  • Bronze | US Open Beer Championships
    Kräftig lager
  • Gold | North American Beer Awards
    Kräftig light
  • Bronze | World Beer Championships
    Kräftig lager
  • Bronze | World Beer Championships
    Kräftig light
  • Bronze | Denver International Beer Competition
    Kräftig light
  • Gold | Denver International Beer Competition
    Kräftig lager
  • Best Of Show | Denver International Beer Competition
    Kräftig lager

2012

  • Peoples’ Choice | Missouri Beerfest
    Kräftig light
  • Bronze | Los Angeles International Commercial Beer Competition
    Kräftig lager
  • Gold | US Open Beer Championships
    Kräftig light