Budweiser Sued for Watering Down Beer

Wednesday February 27, 2013 9:24 AM - 4 Comments

beerWhat would the Budweiser frog say?

U.S. consumers filed a lawsuit on Tuesday in federal court against AB InBev for allegedly watering down Budweiser. The company, which makes not only Budweiser but also Stella Artois, controls 39 percent of the U.S. beer market and is currently looking to expand with a bid to buy Modelo, a Mexican brewing company that currently controls 7 percent of the American market.

The complaint alleges AB InBev mislabels the amount of alcohol in Bud Ice, Bud Light Platinum, Michelob, King Cobra, Busch Ice, Black Crowne, Bud Light Lime, Hurricane High Gravity Lager, Natural Ice, and Michelob Ultra.

An AB InBev spokesman called the complaints “completely false” and insisted “our beers are in full compliance with all alcohol labeling laws.” Read more at Bloomberg News.

{Andy Heller-Matzav.com Newscenter}

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4 Responses to “Budweiser Sued for Watering Down Beer”

1. Comment from reader
Time February 27, 2013 at 9:38 AM

“Watering down Budweiser” is clearly an oxymoron! Perhaps the consumer advocacy groups should have argued that Budweiser has been used to water down water.

2. Comment from Budweiser frogs
Time February 27, 2013 at 9:43 AM

Croak, Croak, Croak, we are three frogs and we live in water ponds, we would never survive in beer vats.

3. Comment from RAM
Time February 27, 2013 at 1:07 PM

Maybe Bloomberg told them that diluting the beer would prevent obesity.

4. Comment from reader
Time February 27, 2013 at 4:38 PM

RAM, soft drinks cause obesity (because without a nanny mayor, people drink them as long as they want, while alcoholic drinks, after a while, cause people to fall asleep on the floor and interrupt their caloric intake) and Budweiser is clearly a soft drink. Please notice that Mayor Bloomberg does not like soft drinks at all (check out the new regulations about newborns’ formula in NYC hospitals) thus I am afraid Budweiser is in trouble, unless they can advertise themselves as pure water. Do you think that would be false advertising?

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