JAMES CITY COUNTY, Va. (WVEC) -- Anheuser-Busch is investing $18 million to bring a county-based brewery to James City County.

The investment will include new technology and equipment as well as installation of new labeling machines.

“These investments celebrate our achievements and empower our employees right here in Virginia,” said Bryan Derr, General Manager of the Anheuser-Busch Williamsburg Brewery. “Our employees are extremely proud to brew great beer in our community.”

“The County is pleased to have Anheuser-Busch as a corporate citizen. For more than 40 years, they have continued to invest in their County facility and remain one of the major employers. This new investment will help maintain their prominence in our community,” said County Administrator Bryan Hill. “The new general manager, Bryan Derr, has been an active member of James City County from day one and we appreciate his energy and the innovative thought processes he is bringing to our community.”

The company is planning to dish out close to $500 million across its U.S. brewing and distribution facilities with more than $200 million being dedicated to brewing facilities.

James City County will take the third largest investment among the slated brewery capital investments.

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