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Anheuser-Busch Plans $85M Expansion at Georgia Facility

January 15, 2020

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Anheuser-Busch Plans $85M Expansion at Georgia Facility
Beer maker Anheuser-Busch is expanding a brewery in Georgia. Image courtesy of Flickr user Paul Sableman

Beer company Anheuser-Busch is committing $85 million to expand its Cartersville, GA brewery, the Georgia Department of Economic Development (GDEcD) said in a release Monday. The project is expected to create 12 new jobs. 

“The U.S. beer industry is back to growth and over the next three years we will expand the brewery’s capabilities to brew some of our best-selling brands right here in Georgia,” Kevin Fahrenkrog, senior general manager of the Cartersville facility, said in a statement. “Our investment in the Cartersville brewery will create 12 good-paying jobs and reaffirms our strong belief in supporting local manufacturing.”

Opened in 1993, the site currently manufactures 20 Anheuser-Busch brands and canned emergency drinking water. The facility was the company’s first to obtain USDA organic certification for the production and packaging of Michelob ULTRA Pure Gold beer. 

“Anheuser-Busch continues to be a source of community pride for a number of reasons,” Cartersville Mayor Matt Santini said in the release. “This latest expansion is just the latest example of their commitment to bring quality jobs to our community. We are appreciative of their investment and partnership with our city.”

Overall U.S. beer sales slipped by 1% during 2018, according to data gathered by trade group Brewers Association, while at the same time retail craft beer sales rose by 7%. 

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