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More Suits Filed for Watered Down Beer

by Associated Press posted Feb 26 2013 4:06PM
  PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Beer lovers across the country have filed $5 million class-action lawsuits accusing Anheuser-Busch of watering down its Budweiser, Michelob and other brands. 
 
     The suits were filed in Pennsylvania, California and other states on behalf of consumers allegedly cheated out of the beverage's stated alcohol content. Budweiser and Michelob each boast being 5 percent alcohol, while some "light" versions are said to be just over 4 percent.
 
     Lead lawyer Josh Boxer of San Rafael, Calif., said Tuesday the suits are based on information from former employees at some of the company's 13 U.S. breweries. Boxer said water is added just before bottling, and cuts the stated alcohol content by 3 to 8 percent.
 
     The multinational Anheuser-Busch InBev calls the claims groundless, and says its beers fully comply with labeling laws. 
 
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02/26/2013 4:06PM
More Suits Filed for Watered Down Beer
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