Anheuser-Busch confirms small number of layoffs to its brewing team

ST. LOUIS – Bad news brewing at Anheuser-Busch as the company confirmed an unspecified number of layoffs for employees.

According to our news partners at the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, the brewery said the layoffs would be made on its brewing team.

A company spokesman said fewer than 20 salaried jobs would be affected in St. Louis. A-B InBev has several thousand employees at its brewery south of downtown and an aluminum plant in Arnold.

The company released the following statement Friday evening:

“We are implementing a limited number of targeted changes to our Supply organization in our North American zone. The changes, which affect a small number of salaried positions, are intended to better align our operations with our commercial strategy and to further reduce complexity.”