Sun InBev, the Russian subsidiary of Anheuser-Busch InBev, has opened a new EUR150m (US$192m) brewery in the country.

A Sun InBev spokesperson confirmed to just-drinks today (11 March) that the Angarsk brewery, based in the Irkutsk region, is fully operational and has a capacity of 1.8m hectolitres.

Construction of the brewery began in 2006, said the firm, which is the second largest beer producer in Russia, behind carlsberg's Baltic Beverages Holding.

In December, Sun InBev told just-drinks that it had suspended operations at its Pushkin Brewery in St Petersburg, following an "unexpected slowing down of growth in the brewery industry and uncertain forecasts for [Russia's] economic performance".

Volumes were to be redistributed to other Sun InBev breweries, the group said.