Anheuser-Busch to invest US$50M at St. Louis brewery, will build dedicated seltzer building to house new seltzer-brewing systems, equipment, upgrade can lines to enhance packaging capabilities; projects part of AB's broader US$1B planned investment

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LOS ANGELES , March 30, 2022 (press release) –

The announcement is part of Anheuser-Busch’s broader $1 billion planned investment to lead the economic recovery and further the brewer’s commitment to innovation, sustainability, and local communities across the U.S.

Anheuser-Busch, the country’s leading brewer and American manufacturer, today announced a $50 million investment at its St. Louis brewery. The investment includes the addition of a new dedicated seltzer building, which becomes the first addition to the campus in over 15 years.

“Our planned $1 billion investment in our facilities over two years is about supporting our local communities by creating and sustaining jobs as our nation continues to navigate the economic recovery,” said Brendan Whitworth, CEO of Anheuser-Busch. “St. Louis is our hometown and plays a critical role in enabling our innovations and producing the highest-quality products for our consumers to enjoy. This isn’t just an investment in our facilities, it’s an investment in our hometown community.”

The investment is part of the brewer’s announcement made at the beginning of 2021 to invest $1 billion over two years in the company’s facilities to accelerate the nation’s recovery and drive economic prosperity in communities across the U.S. This project is in addition to the $100 million renovation of EverGrain’s new US headquarters , which is near completion, at the St. Louis campus.

“Today’s announcement is great news for working families in Missouri and a great sign for Missouri’s economic future. Anheuser-Busch has deep roots in our community dating back over 160 years and is one of the leading contributors to the Show Me State’s economy,” said Congressman Jason Smith (R-MO). “Their additional $50 million investment is a fitting tribute to that legacy and will ensure our local communities, including the over 3,000 workers who call Missouri home, continue to grow and thrive. I congratulate the company on its announcement, and will continue to work with our state and local partners to make Missouri well-positioned for future investment.”

The investment will enable St. Louis to continue to bolster its reputation as a high-quality brewer by increasing and enhancing its brewing and packaging capacity and capabilities to meet consumer demand. Specific updates include the upgrading of one of the can lines and a dedicated seltzer building to house new systems and equipment for brewing some of Anheuser-Busch's most popular products, including Bud Light Seltzer and Michelob ULTRA Organic Seltzer, among others. Additionally, the brewery is being outfitted with advanced technical equipment that allows for the streamlined addition of flavors to the seltzer liquid.

“The new investments being made by Anheuser-Busch at their St. Louis campus not only make their company stronger, but it makes the entire St. Louis region stronger,” said Lewis Reed, President of the Board of Aldermen in St. Louis . “I look forward to continuing to work with them as the company invests even more in St. Louis and helps our community grow.”

“We take an immense amount of pride in our long-standing history here in St. Louis, and this investment epitomizes our deep commitment to our community and to the broader beer industry,”said Jim Bicklein, General Manager, Anheuser-Busch St. Louis brewery. “This new facility sits at the intersection of heritage and innovation, and adding new capabilities to our landmark campus will allow us to continue expanding our ability and capacity to brew some of America’s most recognizable and beloved brands right here in St. Louis.”

The investment in the St. Louis brewery is part of a larger investment spanning 26 states that is expanding Anheuser-Busch’s U.S. operations, stimulating economies in communities across the country, and enabling sustainable innovations. Anheuser-Busch owns and operates more than 120 facilities around the country and employs more than 19,000 hardworking people. The beer industry in the U.S. creates more than 2 million jobs and generates more than $331 billion in economic activity each year.

Construction to upgrade the St. Louis brewery is currently underway and completion of the new building is expected to be in Spring 2022. Learn more about Anheuser-Busch’s planned investments here .

 

 

ABOUT ANHEUSER-BUSCH

For more than 160 years, Anheuser-Busch has carried on a legacy of brewing great-tasting, high-quality beers that have satisfied beer drinkers for generations. Today, we own and operate more than 120 facilities, including breweries, wholesaler distribution centers, agricultural facilities and packaging plants, and have more than 19,000 colleagues across the United States. We are home to several of America’s most recognizable beer brands, including Budweiser, Bud Light, Michelob ULTRA and Stella Artois, as well as a number of regional brands that provide beer drinkers with a choice of the best-tasting craft beers in the industry. From responsible drinking programs and emergency drinking water donations to industry-leading sustainability efforts, we are guided by our unwavering commitment to supporting the communities we call home. For more information, visit www.anheuser-busch.com or follow Anheuser-Busch on LinkedInTwitterFacebook and Instagram.

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