Economic Impact


Investing in and committing to the economic growth in the communities where we live, work, and partner gives us PURPOSE BEYOND BREWING.

Anheuser-Busch is America’s leading brewer, and we are proud to reinvest our success in our American roots. We are proud to have one of the largest capital investment programs in U.S. history through our investments of $500 million in 2017 and $2 billion through 2020.

Dave Taylor
Vice President of Supply for Anheuser-Busch
“We are focusing on investments which empower our employees to do what they do best – brewing the best beer,” said Dave Taylor, Vice President of Supply for Anheuser-Busch. “98% of the beer we sell in America is proudly made here at our breweries using the highest quality ingredients.”

Anheuser-Busch’s investments, which will total $4.5 billion from 2011 to 2020, will grow our operations, foster innovative collaborations, promote our local and state economic growth, and directly support more than 18,000 American jobs.

By the Numbers:

  • $82 million enhancing nationwide supply chain operations and to build new, state-of-the-art distribution facilities in Los Angeles and Columbus.
  • $28 million at the Fort Collins brewery to expand aluminum bottle product production and diversity of products.
  • $18 million at the Williamsburg brewery on new technology and equipment.
  • $15 million invested to install innovative brewing capabilities at the Fairfield brewery to support brewing for our craft partner, Elysian, including significant updates to brewery infrastructure.
  • $13 million to the St. Louis brewery, including updates to the beechwood-aging tanks and several other initiatives that allow for production capability of new brands, as well as investments to increase sustainability.
  • $12 million for the Cartersville brewery to install a new multi-packer to diversify packaging capabilities, as well as new programming and metering devices to increase energy efficiency.
  • $11 million to expand aluminum bottling capabilities at the Jacksonville brewery, as well as upgrades to improve energy efficiency.
  • $11 million to support brewing capabilities at the Merrimack brewery for our craft partners.
  • $10 million in continued investments at the Los Angeles brewery to add water efficiency and treatment capabilities.
  • $10 million to the Baldwinsville brewery to increase production of non-alcoholic product offerings, mainly Teavana, and to install a new multi-packer.
  • $8 million to the Houston brewery to begin brewing the popular Michelob ULTRA Lime Cactus product and to expand aluminum bottle production.
  • $7 million to the Columbus brewery to support various improvements, including projects to conserve resources and to develop and integrate new products.

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Investing in and committing to the economic growth in the communities where we live, work, and partner gives us purpose beyond brewing.