The solar installation will provide the brewery with more than 10% of its total electricity use.
The investment will also support production: and the site will brew more than 100 brands – more than any other Anheuser-Busch brewery. In addition, 16 new jobs will be created at the brewery.
The upgrades at the brewery are currently under way and will be completed later this year.
“For over 60 years, we have been proud to be a part of the Los Angeles community. With this investment, we are continuing our support for the local economy and reaffirming our leadership on sustainability and product innovation,” said Eric Gutierrez, Senior General Manager of the Anheuser-Busch Los Angeles brewery.
“Reducing our environmental impact while at the same time adding jobs and expanding our ability to brew some of America’s most beloved brands is a “win-win” for the Los Angeles community.”
The LA investment is part of the brewer’s pledge, made earlier this year, to invest $1bn over two years in its facilities to help accelerate recovery after the hit of the COVID-19 pandemic. The money will be spent across 26 states and expand Anheuser-Busch’s US operations as well as focusing on sustainable innovations.
Earlier this month, it announced a $18.2m investment at its Fort Collins brewery as part of the plan.
Anheuser-Busch owns and operates more than 120 facilities around the country and employs more than 19,000 people. The beer industry in the US creates more than 2 million jobs and generates more than $331bn in economic activity each year.