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Old 05-29-2012, 06:02 PM   #1
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So I just got off the phone with a recruiter for Anheuser-Busch. I have a second interview on coming up for a job as a "Group Manager." I would be working on the floor managing one of the processes at a brewery in Columbus, Ohio.

Although homebrewers are typically indifferent to Budweiser as a product, what do you know about Anheuser-Busch as a company? Do you know anything in particular about the brewery in Columbus? What about working for a brewery in general?

I am looking for hard facts more than opinion. Super duper points if you have worked in a brewery.

 
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Old 05-29-2012, 06:20 PM   #2
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First US brewer to pasteurize beer, and they pioneered refrigerated rail cars in order to keep their beer nice and cold as it traveled all over the country taking away business from local breweries throughout the first half of the 20th century- fact not opinion

but anyways congrats on the job
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Old 05-29-2012, 06:23 PM   #3
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It may or may not be a biased opinion, but the documentary Beer Wars had some interesting insights on each of the big three as companies. Regardless, it was a very interesting watch, especially if you are into the craft beer scene.

 
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Old 05-29-2012, 06:25 PM   #4
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If there is one positive thing you could say about AB as a company, it's that they have always striven to be at the forefront of brewing technology.
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Old 05-29-2012, 06:29 PM   #5

I know people who work at the Goose Island production brewery in Chicago, which was purchased by AB/Inbev, and they have complimentary things to say about working for the new owners since the sale.

 
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Old 05-29-2012, 06:32 PM   #6
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I have some friends who have worked on co-ops with them in St. Louis. They weren't full time employees so it's probably a little bit of a different atmosphere than you might experience, but as far as I can tell they've all enjoyed working for AB.

 
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Old 05-29-2012, 06:41 PM   #7
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I've taken a tour of the Columbus facility. It's enormous. IIRC, they have two separate boil kettles which run 24/7. In the command center, you could watch different parts of the production. Also, they have several bottle and can lines running. when I toured, they were automating the pallet and truck loading utilizing RFD technology. I'd think that would be completed by now.
the whole tour was amazing.

Additionally, the person who gave the tour (a lab chemist; they don't offer tours at the Columbus site) seemed quite happy to work for AB. He also indicated INBEV, in his opinion, was improving the company for the better.

Good luck with your interview.
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Old 05-29-2012, 06:45 PM   #8
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The place is huge and from what I have heard a good place to work at and retire from. Columbus is a pretty fun city to live in as well, plenty of good bars and nightlife going on.

 
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Old 05-29-2012, 07:06 PM   #9
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Thanks for all the great feedback. Keep it coming.
Any idea how they view homebrewing?

 
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Old 05-29-2012, 07:13 PM   #10
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iirc, St. Louis has a homebrewing club within AB.

http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f14/anhe...-group-286340/

notice the last resource group.

http://www.anheuser-busch.com/s/inde...source-groups/

One of our homebrew club members met the chemist who took us on the brewery tour was judging a homebrew comp.
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