Anheuser-Busch Establishes St. Louis, Missouri, EverGrain Production Facility
Anheuser-Busch will set up its main US production facility for EverGrain in St. Louis, Missouri. The approximately $ 100 million investment will create long-term jobs while reviving the use of the brewery’s historic landmark, Stockhouse 10, on the Anheuser-Busch St. Louis Brewery Campus.
The company announced that it will begin renovating a historic building and renovating EverGrain’s headquarters. This investment in the St. Louis community, which Anheuser-Busch has called home for more than 160 years, is part of the company’s recently announced plan to invest more than $ 1 billion in its facilities over the next two years, to accelerate development recovery and promote economic prosperity in communities in the United States
“This investment in our hometown of St. Louis combines two key priorities for Anheuser-Busch: to play a leading role in the country’s economic recovery and to leverage our world-class innovation capabilities to create a more sustainable future,” said Michel Doukeris, CEO of Anheuser -Bush. “From finding more sustainable ways to manufacture and supply our brands to adapting our portfolio to changing tastes, we keep challenging ourselves to have bigger dreams and find innovative solutions to bring high quality products to our consumers.”
Anheuser-Busch said it sources 98% of its ingredients from U.S. farmers, and EverGrain will leverage the company’s intergenerational relationships with many of its growers to supply its transformative barley products on a large scale.
“Anheuser-Busch has a long history in St. Louis and this investment is an exciting next step as they continue to find innovative new ways to support our community and fuel the local economy,” said Steve Johnson, chief business attraction officer of Greater St. Louis, Inc. and President of the AllianceSTL Initiative. “With this significant investment in the city of St. Louis, EverGrain’s presence will further strengthen our region’s growing momentum for advanced manufacturing and manufacturing and help highlight the importance of sustainability initiatives in local industries.”
According to company officials, EverGrain is an AB InBev-supported sustainable ingredients company that is revolutionizing the use of high-quality grains used in brewing beer to deliver nutritious and savory barley-based ingredients that can be used in a variety of food and beverage products .
“This announcement marks an important milestone in EverGrain’s journey to realizing the full potential of barley. As we grow our business in St. Louis, we can offer new options to consumers looking for a healthier, more sustainable future, ”said Greg Belt, Founder and CEO of EverGrain. “With the support of Anheuser-Busch, we are in a unique position to deliver high quality herbal ingredients that don’t require additional land, save water and reduce the overall carbon footprint of our products, making them better for people and the planet. ”
The company currently manufactures its products in its small, $ 15 million manufacturing facility at the Anheuser-Busch Brewery in Newark, New Jersey, which continues for production and testing even after the St. Louis facility opens used by small series.