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Anheuser-Busch Merrimack Backyard BBQ: There were a variety of activities, despite the rainy day, at the Anheuser-Busch Merrimack Backyard BBQ on Saturday, Aug. 11, 2018. There was a toast to veteran colleagues who work at the plant, a taste test of the beer and a discussion of the finer points of tasting beer, behind-the-scenes tours of the facility, live food preparations and pairings with beers, and live musical performances by Matt Stilwell and Logan Brill, not to mention up-close and personal meetings with the Clydesdales.

Brand ambassadors, from right, Quincy Andrews of Meredith, Kirsten Jones of Chicago and Phan Trieu of Boston busily prepare samples of Budweiser for a 3 p.m. sampling at the Anheuser-Busch Merrimack Backyard BBQ on Saturday, Aug. 11, 2018. (Allegra Boverman/Union Leader)
Brand ambassador Heather Martin of Stafford Springs, Conn., pours samples of Budweiser for the 3 p.m. sampling at the Anheuser-Busch Merrimack Backyard BBQ on Saturday, Aug. 11, 2018. (Allegra Boverman/Union Leader)
Brian Bakker of Nashua deemed his Budweiser sample "cold and tasty" during the 3 p.m. sampling of freshly made beer at the Anheuser-Busch Merrimack Backyard BBQ on Saturday, Aug. 11, 2018. (Allegra Boverman/Union Leader)
The Anheuser-Busch Merrimack Backyard BBQ was held Saturday, Aug. 11, 2018. (Allegra Boverman/Union Leader)
At the Anheuser-Busch Merrimack Backyard BBQ on Saturday, Aug. 11, 2018, brewery general manager Tom Jokerst spoke during a discussion on the finer points of tasting beer. (Allegra Boverman/Union Leader)
Matt Stilwell and Logan Brill provided music at the Anheuser-Busch Merrimack Backyard BBQ on Saturday, Aug. 11, 2018. (Allegra Boverman/Union Leader)
Logan Brill provided music at the Anheuser-Busch Merrimack Backyard BBQ on Saturday, Aug. 11, 2018. (Allegra Boverman/Union Leader)
The Vanbibber family of New Mexico, who just moved to New Hampshire and plans to live in Amherst, plays an oversized game of Jenga, one of the games set up around the concert space at the Anheuser-Busch Merrimack Backyard BBQ on Saturday, Aug. 11, 2018. From left are William, 11, mom Vangie, Santiago, 15, and Isabella, 12. They also had their dog Piper with them. Missing from the photo is dad Eric. (Allegra Boverman/Union Leader)
Visitors got to see Clydesdales at the Anheuser-Busch Merrimack Backyard BBQ on Saturday, Aug. 11, 2018. (Allegra Boverman/Union Leader)