Registration Statement No. 333-_______
                         WASHINGTON, D.C. 20549
                                FORM S-8
                         REGISTRATION STATEMENT
                       THE SECURITIES ACT OF 1933
                     ANHEUSER-BUSCH COMPANIES, INC.
         (Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
              Delaware                          43-1162835
   (State or other jurisdiction                (IRS Employer
 of incorporation or organization)          Identification No.)
                           One Busch Place
                      St. Louis, Missouri 63118
               (Address of principal executive offices)
                    ANHEUSER-BUSCH COMPANIES, INC.
                      1998 INCENTIVE STOCK PLAN
                       (Full title of the plan)
JoBeth G. Brown, Esq.                     Copies to:
Vice President and Secretary              John A. Niemoeller, Esq.
Anheuser-Busch Companies, Inc.            The Stolar Partnership
One Busch Place                           911 Washington Avenue, 7th Fl
St. Louis, Missouri 63118                 St. Louis, Missouri 63101
(Name and address of agent for service)
(314) 577-3314
(Telephone number of agent for service)
Title of           Amount       Proposed   Proposed        Amount of
class of           to be        maximum    maximum         registra-
securities         Registered   offering   aggregate       tion fee
to be registered                price      offering
                                per share  price
Common Stock,
$1 Par Value Per
Share, Including   16,000,000   $50.825*   $813,200,000    $65,787.88
Related Rights     Shares
*  Estimated solely for purposes of calculating the registration fee.
In accordance with Rule 457(h)(1), the proposed offering price of
shares was based on the average of the high and low prices reported
on the New York
Stock Exchange for May 12, 2003.

                            PART I
The Section 10(a) prospectus relating to the Plan is omitted from
this Registration Statement pursuant to the Note to Part I of Form

                            PART II
Item 3.  Incorporation of Documents By Reference
     The following documents are incorporated in this registration statement
by reference:
     (a)  The Registrant's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended
December 31, 2002.
     (b)  The description of the Registrant's shares of common stock,
including the Rights related to the shares as set forth in the Rights
Agreement relating to such Rights, contained in the Registrant's registration
statement filed under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, file no. 1-7823,
including any amendment or report filed for the purpose of updating such
All documents subsequently filed by the Registrant pursuant to Sections
13(a), 13(c), 14, and 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as
amended, prior to the filing of a post-effective amendment which indicates
that all securities offered have been sold or which deregisters all
securities then remaining unsold, shall be deemed to be incorporated by
reference herein and to be a part hereof from the date of the filing of
such documents.
Item 4.  Description of Securities
The Registrant's common stock is registered under Section 12 of the
Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended.
Item 5.  Interests of Named Experts and Counsel
PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP, the Registrant's independent accountants,
have no interest in the Registrant.
The Stolar Partnership has passed upon the legality of the shares offered
under this registration statement.  Attorneys and non-clerical personnel
at The Stolar Partnership who have participated in the preparation of the
opinion have, collectively, a combined direct and indirect interest in the

Item 6.  Indemnification of Directors and Officers
The Delaware General Corporation Law permits the indemnification by a
Delaware orporation of its directors, officers, employees and other agents
against expenses (including attorneys' fees), judgments, fines and amounts
paid in settlement in connection with specified actions, suits or
proceedings, whether civil, criminal, administrative or investigative
(other than derivative actions which are by or in the right of the
corporation) if they acted in good faith in a manner they reasonably
believed to be in or not opposed to the best interests of the corporation,
and, with respect to any criminal action or proceeding, had no reasonable
cause to believe their conduct was unlawful.  A similar standard of care
is applicable in the case of derivative actions, except that indemnification
only extends to expenses (including attorneys' fees) incurred in connection
with defense or settlement of such an action and requires court approval
before there can be any indemnification where the person seeking
indemnification has been found liable to the corporation.
The Registrant's Restated Certificate of Incorporation provides that each
person who was or is made a party to, or is involved in, any action, suit or
proceeding by reason of the fact that he or she is or was a director or
officer of the Registrant (or the fact that such director or officer is or
was serving at the request of the Registrant as a director, officer,
employee or agent for another entity) while serving in such capacity will
be indemnified and held harmless by the Registrant to the full extent
authorized or permitted by Delaware law.  The Restated Certificate also
provides that the Registrant may purchase and maintain insurance, may
also create a trust fund, grant a security interest and/or use other means
(including establishing letters of credit, surety bonds and other similar
arrangements), and may enter into contracts providing for indemnification,
to ensure full payment of indemnifiable amounts.  The Registrant has entered
into indemnification agreements with its directors and its executive officers.
Item 7.  Exemptions from Registration Claimed
Not Applicable.

Item 8.  Exhibits
All Exhibits are listed in the Exhibit Index at the end of this Part II.
Item 9.  Undertakings
     (a)  The undersigned Registrant hereby undertakes:
          (1)  To file, during any period in which offers or sales are being
     made, a post-effective amendment to this registration statement:
               (i)  To include any prospectus required by section 10(a)(3) of
     the Securities Act of 1933;
               (ii) To reflect in the prospectus any facts or events arising
     after the effective date of the registration statement (or the most
     recent post-effective amendment thereof) which, individually or in the
     aggregate, represent a fundamental change in the information set forth
     in the registration statement.  Notwithstanding the foregoing, any
     increase or decrease in the volume of securities offered (if the total
     dollar value of securities offered would not exceed that  which was
     registered) and any deviation from the low or high end of the estimated
     maximum offering range may be reflected in the form of prospectus filed
     with the Commission pursuant to Rule 424(b) if, in the aggregate, the
     changes in volume and price represent no more than a 20 percent change
     in the maximum aggregate offering price set forth in the "Calculation
     of Registration Fee" table in the effective registration statement;
               (iii) To include any material information with respect to
     the plan of distribution not previously disclosed in the registration
     statement or any material change to such information in the
     registration statement;
Provided, however, that paragraphs (a)(1)(i) and (a)(1)(ii) do not apply
if the registration statement is on Form S-3 or Form S-8, and the information
required to be included in a post-effective amendment by those paragraphs is
contained in periodic reports filed by the registrant pursuant to section 13
or section 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 that are incorporated
by reference in the registration statement.
          (2)  That, for the purpose of determining any liability under the
     Securities Act of 1933, each such post-effective amendment shall be
     deemed to be a new registration statement relating to the securities
     offered therein, and the offering of such securities at that time shall
     be deemed to be the initial bona fide offering thereof.
          (3)  To remove from registration by means of a post-effective
     amendment any of the securities being registered which remain unsold
     at the termination of the offering.

     (b)  The undersigned Registrant hereby undertakes that, for purposes
of determining any liability under the Securities Act of 1933, each filing of
the registrant's annual report pursuant to Section 13(a) or 15(d) of the
Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (and, where applicable, each filing of an
employee benefit plan's annual report pursuant to Section 15(d) of the
Securities Exchange Act of 1934) that is incorporated by reference in the
registration statement shall be deemed to be a new registration statement
relating to the securities offered therein, and the offering of such
securities at that time shall be deemed to be the initial bona fide
offering thereof.
     (c)  Insofar as indemnification for liabilities arising under the
Securities Act of 1933 may be permitted to directors, officers and
controlling persons of the Registrant pursuant to the foregoing provisions,
or otherwise, the Registrant has been advised that in the opinion of the
Securities and Exchange Commission such indemnification is against public
policy as expressed in the Act and is, therefore, unenforceable.  In the
event that a claim for indemnification against such liabilities (other
than the payment by the Registrant of expenses incurred or paid by a
director, officer or controlling person of the Registrant in the
successful defense of any action, suit or proceeding) is asserted by such
director, officer or controlling person in connection with the securities
being registered, the Registrant will, unless in the opinion of its counsel
the matter has been settled by controlling precedent, submit to a court of
appropriate jurisdiction the question whether such indemnification by it is
against public policy as expressed in the Act and will be governed by the
final adjudication of such issue.

The Registrant.
Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Act of 1933, the registrant
certifies that it has reasonable grounds to believe that it meets all the
requirements for filing on Form S-8 and has duly caused this registration
statement to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned, thereunto duly
authorized, in the City of St. Louis, State of Missouri, on May 16, 2003.
                                     ANHEUSER-BUSCH COMPANIES, INC.
                                     By:     /s/ JOBETH G. BROWN
                                               (JoBeth G. Brown,
                                         Vice President and Secretary)
Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Act of 1933, this
registration statement has been signed below by the following persons in
the capacities and on the dates indicated:
Signature               Title                    Date
 Patrick T. Stokes*     President and Chief    May 16, 2003
(Patrick T. Stokes)      Executive Officer
                         (Principal Executive
 W. Randolph Baker*     Vice President         May 16, 2003
(W. Randolph Baker)      and Chief Financial
                         Officer (Principal
                         Financial Officer)
 John F. Kelly*         Vice President and     May 16, 2003
(John F. Kelly)          Controller (Principal
                         Accounting Officer)

 August A. Busch III*   Chairman of the Board  May 16, 2003
(August A. Busch III)    and Director
 Carlos Fernandez G.*   Director               May 16, 2003
(Carlos Fernandez G.)
 James J. Forese*       Director               May 16, 2003
(James J. Forese)
 John E. Jacob*         Director               May 16, 2003
(John E. Jacob)
 James R. Jones*        Director               May 16, 2003
(James R. Jones)
 _________________      Director
Charles F. Knight
 Vernon R. Loucks, Jr.*  Director              May 16, 2003
(Vernon R. Loucks, Jr.)
 Vilma S. Martinez*     Director               May 16, 2003
(Vilma S. Martinez)
 William Porter Payne*  Director               May 16, 2003
(William Porter Payne)
 Joyce M. Roche'*       Director               May 16, 2003
(Joyce M. Roche')
 Henry H. Shelton*      Director               May 16, 2003
(Henry H. Shelton)
 Andrew C. Taylor*      Director               May 16, 2003
(Andrew C. Taylor)
 _____________________  Director
Douglas A. Warner III
 Edward E. Whitacre, Jr.*  Director            May 16, 2003
(Edward E. Whitacre, Jr.)
                              * By:  /s/ JOBETH G. BROWN
                                         JoBeth G. Brown

                         EXHIBIT INDEX
Exhibit 4.1
Anheuser-Busch Companies, Inc. 1998 Incentive Stock Plan (Restated to
reflect a 2-for-1 stock split effective September 18, 2000 and amendments
effective April 25, 2001 and April 23, 2003).
Exhibit 5.1
Opinion and consent of The Stolar Partnership, concerning the legality
of the shares of common stock being registered hereunder.
Exhibit 23.1
Consent of Independent Accountants.
Exhibit 24.1
Power of Attorney executed by certain directors and officers of the