Anheuser-Busch is making a $50 million investment at its St. Louis brewery. The investment will enable the site to increase and enhance 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.
Construction to upgrade the St. Louis brewery is currently underway, with completion of the new building expected to be in spring 2022.
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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 U.S. headquarters, which is near completion, at the St. Louis campus.
“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,” says 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.”