Anheuser-Busch Announces $10 Million Investment In Williamsburg Brewery To
Expand Brewing And Packaging Capabilities
Company Has Invested More Than $39 Million in Williamsburg Operation Since
WILLIAMSBURG, Va., Dec. 5, 2013
WILLIAMSBURG, Va., Dec. 5, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Anheuser-Busch today announced
a new capital investment of $10 million into its Williamsburg brewery. The
investment will help expand the brewery's packaging operation and other
production needs and is part of more than $39 million that has been invested
into the facility since 2011.
"The continued investment in our Williamsburg brewery allows us to expand our
brewing and production capabilities, as well as make upgrades to increase the
energy and water efficiencies of our operation," said Pete Kraemer, vice
president of supply and head brewmaster for Anheuser-Busch. "These
investments also help support our talented team in Williamsburg, which is
committed to carrying on our company's long history of brewing excellence."
The Williamsburg brewery, which opened in 1972, serves the states of Virginia,
Maryland, North Carolina, South Carolina, West Virginia, Kentucky, Georgia and
the District of Columbia. It produces more than 40 different Anheuser-Busch
beers, including the company's flagship brands, Budweiser and Bud Light.
"Today's announcement is another demonstration of Anheuser-Busch's commitment
to our brewery, which has been in operation for more than 40 years," said Rick
Shippey, general manager of the Anheuser-Busch Williamsburg brewery. "This
investment includes the addition of a slim package to one of our existing can
lines, which will further enhance our ability to offer new and innovative
packages for our consumers."
The Anheuser-Busch Williamsburg brewery remains one of James City County's key
employers and contributors to the regional economy. The brewery has also been
recognized with several environmental awards this year, including the
Governor's Environmental Excellence Award for Energy Conservation and the Most
Outstanding Business in Virginia for Excellence in Recycling by the Virginia
For more than 160 years, Anheuser-Busch and its world-class brewmasters have
carried on a legacy of brewing America's most-popular beers. Starting with the
finest, all-natural ingredients sourced from Anheuser-Busch's family of
growers, every batch is carefully crafted using the same exacting standards
and time-honored traditions passed down through generations of proud
Anheuser-Busch brewmasters and employees. Best known for its fine
American-style lagers, Budweiser and Bud Light, the company's beers lead
numerous beer segments and combined hold 47.6 percent share of the U.S. beer
market. Anheuser-Busch is the U.S. arm of Anheuser-Busch InBev and operates 12
local breweries, 17 distributorships and 23 agricultural and packaging
facilities across the United States, representing a capital investment of more
than $15.5 billion. Its flagship brewery remains in St. Louis, Mo., and is
among the global company's largest and most technologically capable breweries.
Visitor and special beermaster tours are available at its St. Louis and four
other Anheuser-Busch breweries. For more information, visit
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