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Anheuser-Busch said it will invest $10 million in the brand’s Williamsburg brewery in an effort to expand the facility's packaging operation and other production needs. The investment is in addition to the $39 million the brand has already put toward the brewery since 2011.
According to Pete Kraemer, VP of supply and head brewmaster of St. Louis-based Anheuser Busch, the investment will also support the facility’s energy and water efficiencies, as well as the A-B team in Williamsburg, “which is committed to carrying on our company's long history of brewing excellence," he said.
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 Anheuser-Busch beers, including the company's flagship brands, Budweiser and Bud Light. 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 Recycling Association.
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.