Anheuser-Busch makes $50m investment in St. Louis brewery with new seltzer building

By Rachel Arthur

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Anheuser-Busch is adding a new dedicated seltzer building to its St. Louis brewery, making it the first addition to the campus in more than 15 years.

The plans are part of a $1bn investment in the company’s facilities over two years. It is also carrying out a $100m renovation of EverGrain’s new US headquarters at the St. Louis campus.

Dedicated seltzer building

The $50m investment will enhance brewing and packaging capacity at the St. Louis brewery to meet consumer demand.

This includes the upgrading of one of the can lines and a dedicated seltzer building to house new systems and equipment for brewing products such as Bud Light Seltzer and Michelob ULTRA Organic Seltzer, among others.

Additionally, the brewery is being outfitted with advanced technical equipment that allows for the streamlined addition of flavors to the seltzer liquid.

“We take an immense amount of pride in our long-standing history here in St. Louis, and this investment epitomizes our deep commitment to our community and to the broader beer industry,”​ said Jim Bicklein, General Manager, Anheuser-Busch St. Louis brewery. “This new facility sits at the intersection of heritage and innovation, and adding new capabilities to our landmark campus will allow us to continue expanding our ability and capacity to brew some of America’s most recognizable and beloved brands right here in St. Louis.”

Construction to upgrade the St. Louis brewery is currently under way and completion of the new building is expected to be in Spring 2022. 

Anheuser-Busch owns and operates more than 120 facilities around the country and employs more than 19,000 people.

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