THE BUSINESS END OF BEER: THE MASON SCHOOL TOUR OF ANHEUSER-BUSCH BREWERY

The MGJW 2018 cohort posing in front of the infamous Anheuser-Busch Eagle

The MGJW 2018 Cohort posing in front of the infamous Anheuser-Busch Eagle

What goes well with paper writing and studying for tests?  Beer. As a follow on to our Sprint Week task of modeling beer consumption in the US, William & Mary MBAs benefited from the opportunity to see the inner workings at the world’s largest beer corporation’s brewery located in Williamsburg.  This trip occurred while we were studying Economic Analysis & Insights with Professor Deborah Hewitt, and it gave us a practical example ofproduction functions in the manufacturing environment. The tour took us through the raw material receiving station and silos, brewing kettles, fermentation tanks, aging room, quality control lab, and the bottling line.  Though there was no tasting at the end of the tour, we were left with a greater appreciation for the scale of Anheuser Bush production and efficiency.