- Anheuser-Busch is being accused of watering down Budweiser, Michelob and other beer brands in class-action lawsuits seeking $5 million in states including California, Pennsylvania and New Jersey.
- The lead lawyer for the suits indicated that former employees from breweries divulged that alcohol content was being reduced by as much as 8%, according to an Associated Press report.
- Anheuser-Busch InBev has rejected the claims, calling them "completely false."
From the article:
"... AB InBev’s St. Louis-based Anheuser-Busch Cos. routinely adds extra water to its finished products to produce malt beverages with significantly less alcohol content than displayed on its labels, violating state statutes on consumer protection, according to in a complaint filed yesterday in federal court in Philadelphia. ..."