Anheuser-Busch Investing $100 Million to Build Facility to Repurpose the Grain Used to Make Beer
Following its February announcement that it is investing more than $1 billion to upgrade its facilities, Anheuser-Busch has broken ground on a new facility that will produce sustainable grain used in the beer giant’s products in its hometown of St. Louis.
The company — the largest brewer in the United States — announced March 30 that it was beginning construction on its EverGrain manufacturing operations, which include building a new facility alongside renovating one of the company’s historical campus facilities near downtown St. Louis.
The nearly $100 million investment will become the company’s first U.S. operations site for EverGrain — an ingredient supplier owned by Anheuser-Busch that provides sustainable, barley-based grain. The company repurposes spent grain from brewing processes and turns it into protein and supplements used in future brewing.
At the new site, EverGrain will be able to scale up its barley production. Currently, EverGrain is operating out of its much smaller facility at Anheuser-Busch’s brewery in Newark, New Jersey, which will continue to be used for small batch barley production.
Anheuser-Busch said the new site will be a crucial part of its aforementioned major facilities investment across 26 states.
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