The brewery will open next year

The brewery will open next year

Anheuser-Busch InBev is to open its first brewery in Vietnam in February.

The site, in the southern Binh Duong province, was announced last April and was expected to open before the end of this year. However, in a statement to just-drinks yesterday, A-B InBev confirmed the facility will be fully operational by the next lunar new year.  

The company said the 500,000-hectolitre brewery “underscores our belief in the long-term growth potential of the Vietnamese market”.

“This is part of our strategy to invest in and expand global brands, and Budweiser specifically,” it added.

In A-B InBev's Q2 conference call last month, CEO Carlos Brito said the brewer had a “growing presence” in Vietnam. “We're going to start a brewery next year to have even more of a portfolio there,” he said at the time.