I grew up on the outskirts of where the King of Beers is made. I´m from an industrial town nearby, so this was never that special of a place, except for the smells and the sign.
As a kid I remember passing by this Anheuser-Busch plant and smelling the oddest smell: malted oats, or something like that. At night the sign lights up and you see an eagle fly and then transform into an ¨A¨, it´s really impressive along that loan stretch of the 1&9 just before you reach Newark Airport, ecscuse me, Liberty International Airport (see how long I´ve been gone?).
Anheuser-Busch Newark Brewery
General Manager: Kristopher Scholl
Brewmaster: George Weston
Location: 200 U.S. Highway 1 & 9, Newark, N.J., 07114
Brands Produced: Budweiser, Bud Light, Michelob ULTRA, Busch, Busch Light, Natural Light, Natural Ice, King Cobra, Rolling Rock and Rock Light
States Served: New Jersey, Delaware, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Connecticut, export military shipments
Site: 88 acres
Total Floor Area: 3,223,440 square feet
Shipments: Approximately 200 trucks per day
Annual Payroll:$84 million
Annual Utility Expenditures: $41 million