Anheuser-Busch today announced that as part of its commitment to supporting the safe and strong recovery of the U.S. economy, it is increasing its investment in its Cartersville brewery from $85 million to $150 million. The investment, which was originally announced in January, will support new brewing capabilities, the creation of a new can line, and will generate new efficiencies in the brewing process as the company continues to lead in meeting evolving consumer demand. The expansion of the brewery reaffirms the brewer’s commitment to local jobs during a time of economic uncertainty caused by the novel coronavirus pandemic
.Additional investments in its more than 100 facilities across the U.S. are just one part of the brewer’s commitment to supporting the economic recovery. Anheuser-Busch also donated over $2 million in partnership with the U.S. Bartenders Guild, the James Beard Foundation, and others to support out-of-work bar and restaurant workers. The brewer also joined the National Restaurant Association’s Restaurant Revival Campaign as the exclusive beer partner to support safe and successful re-openings across the country, and through Stella Artois, committed $2.25 million to the ServSafe Dining Commitment.
The Cartersville brewery employs more than 500 people and contributes more than $400 million annually to Georgia’s economy. Opened in 1993, the Cartersville brewery brews more than 20 Anheuser-Busch beer brands and is the original producer of emergency drinking water for the company’s disaster relief program — with the brewery team starring in Budweiser’s 2018 Super Bowl Commercial highlighting the program. Cartersville was also the first Anheuser-Busch brewery to be certified organic by USDA in order to brew and package Michelob ULTRA Pure Gold.