General Manager - Carl Belshause
Resident Brewmaster - Nicole Harwood
Location - 3101 Busch Drive, Fairfield, Calif. 94534
Opened - 1976
Site (Acres) - 170
Total Area (Floor) - 700,000 sq. ft. (16 acres)
Brands Produced - Budweiser, Bud Ice, Bud Light, Busch, Busch Ice, Busch Light, Natural Light, Hurricane, King Cobra, Natural Ice, Rolling Rock, Shock Top.
Areas Served - Alaska, northern Nevada, northern California, Oregon, Washington, Hawaii and South America
General Manager, Fairfield Brewery
Education: Bachelor’s of Science in Mechanical Engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology; Master’s of Science in Mechanical Engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology.
Hometown: Atlanta, Georgia.
Joined Anheuser-Busch: I started my career with Anheuser-Busch in January 2012 at the Cartersville Brewery.
Favorite part of my job is: The most rewarding part of my job is working with a talented and passionate team that brews the highest quality and greatest tasting beers every day. I come to work every day knowing that we will continue to honor the quality and tradition of Anheuser Busch through great beers provided to our customers.
My favorite beer: Budweiser is without question my favorite beer. I enjoy tasting all styles of beer; however, I always find my way back to a refreshing Budweiser. Its delicate balance of sweet malty character and bitterness makes it the crisp and refreshing every time.
Brewmaster, Fairfield Brewery
Education: Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering from the University of Delaware
Hometown: Wilmington, DE
Joined Anheuser-Busch: 2005
Other Anheuser-Busch positions held: When starting with the company in 2005, I had the opportunity to work as a Group Manager in the Research Pilot Brewery. A few years later, in 2007, I transitioned to the St. Louis Brewery and worked through the various departments of Brewing in the roles of Group Manager, Business Process Manager and Assistant Brewmaster. Most recently, I got the opportunity to become the Brewmaster at the Fairfield brewery in July 2016.
Favorite part of my job: Hands down, my favorite part of the job is interacting with great people every day to make the best beer in the world. It is truly amazing to work with such passionate and hardworking people that truly love that we get to bring the best tasting beers to our consumers.
My favorite beer: You can never go wrong with a Budweiser. It works for all occasions and when I think about the quality and consistency that goes into making one, it gives me goosebumps every time I crack open a cold one. Cheers!