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Anheuser-Busch’s Cartersville, Georgia, Brewery Gets $13 Million in Upgrades

Nov. 29, 2023
Enhancements to energy systems, dry-hopping, bottling and can-packaging operations among the significant investments made by Anheuser-Busch.

Anheuser-Busch has announced it has invested $13 million in its Cartersville, Ga., brewery this year, increasing the facility’s capabilities and supporting ongoing improvements there, according to a company release.

The Cartersville brewery has been in operation for 30 years, and Anheuser-Busch believes these investments will improve and sustain the longevity of the facility for years to come. Energy systems upgrades will increase efficiency and reduce fuel usage, the company said.

Meanwhile, projects undertaken on the plant floor have strengthened production capabilities in craft and beyond beer and upgraded infrastructure and equipment. The company enhanced its dry-hopping capabilities for craft brands, variety packing for can products, and bottling operations for Kona Big Wave products.

This investment represents a portion of Anheuser-Busch’s planned $1 billion in capital expenditures investments over two years in its U.S. operations to accelerate growth following the pandemic, across its more than 120 facilities, which include its own breweries, agricultural facilities and craft partner breweries.

About the Author

Andy Hanacek | Senior Editor

Andy Hanacek has covered meat, poultry, bakery and snack foods as a B2B editor for nearly 20 years, and has toured hundreds of processing plants and food companies, sharing stories of innovation and technological advancement throughout the food supply chain. In 2018, he won a Folio:Eddie Award for his unique "From the Editor's Desk" video blogs, and he has brought home additional awards from Folio and ASBPE over the years. In addition, Hanacek led the Meat Industry Hall of Fame for several years and was vice president of communications for We R Food Safety, a food safety software and consulting company.

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