I’m not sure if you all have been following the weather lately, but there have been little to no signs of spring here in St. Louis (or anywhere in the Midwest for that matter). Speaking from personal experience, traveling this winter has been nearly impossible. From delayed flights to cancelled flights to frozen fuel tanks for planes, I feel like I have an entirely new understanding of winter weather woes.
Good thing my four-month project has nothing to do with weather forecasting or predicting when spring will bloom! Instead, my project is on the Supply side of the organization, more specifically in the St. Louis Packaging Department. The St. Louis Packaging facility is unique because it is a multi-level operation. There are 5 can lines, 4 bottle lines, and 1 keg line. My project is to gain a greater insight into how bottles and cans are filled and how we can make sure that our consumer is happy with a perfect 12 oz. fill. I’m looking closely into how we can make our fills more consistent across all brands and package types so we don’t lose beer unnecessarily. It has been a really good project experience thus far, and I’m looking forward to hopefully delivering some key insights and results over the next few months.
Before graduation, we also must complete our Build-A-Brand Innovations project assignment. Since I’m in St. Louis with some fellow Team Hops members, it has been really busy scheduling meetings with various departments. Some of these departments include: Packaging Innovations, Liquid Development, Corporate Social Responsibility, and Brand Teams. I’m really excited to see what we come up!
Outside of work, I have been busy exploring St. Louis with the other GMTs. A few weeks ago, Courtney, Ashley, and I explored Cherokee Street where we went to a coffee shop that sold coffee and beer. It’s my dream come true!
Foam Coffee & Beer
Mardis Gras was also this past weekend, so there were lots of celebrations. Did you know that St. Louis has the second biggest Mardis Gras in the country? It was a really chilly day on Saturday, but the parade went all the way from Busch Stadium to the Brewery. Anheuser-Busch products were well-represented both at the parade and in the local bars of Soulard.
Mardis Gras fun!
That’s all I have for now! Cheers!