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Old 02-27-2013, 04:55 AM  
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Not the Onion: Drinkers sue Anheuser-Busch for 'watering down' beer

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-21597076

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Drinkers sue Anheuser-Busch for 'watering down' beer

Beer drinkers in the US have filed a $5m (3.3m) lawsuit accusing Anheuser-Busch of watering down its beer.

The lawsuits, filed in Pennsylvania, California and other states, claim consumers have been cheated out of the alcohol content stated on beer labels.

The suit involves 10 Anheuser-Busch beers including Budweiser and Michelob.

Anheuser-Busch InBev have called the claims "completely false", and said in a statement "our beers are in full compliance with labelling laws".

The lawsuits are based on information from former employees at breweries owned by the multinational.

"Our information comes from former employees at Anheuser-Busch, who have informed us that, as a matter of corporate practice, all of their products mentioned [in the lawsuit] are watered down," lead lawyer Josh Boxer said.

The complaint claimed that "Anheuser-Busch employs some of most sophisticated process control technology in the world to precisely monitor the alcohol content at the final stages of production, and then adds additional water to produce beers with significantly lower alcohol contents than is represented on the the labels".

The lawsuit alleged that the practice began after the American Anheuser-Busch merged with the Belgian-Brazilian InBev in 2008, to form the world's largest alcohol producer.

"Following the merger, [Anheuser-Busch] vigorously accelerated the deceptive practices, sacrificing the quality products once produced by Anheuser-Busch in order to reduce costs," the lawsuit said.

Peter Kraemer, vice president of brewing and supply at Anheuser-Busch said in a statement, "We proudly adhere to the highest standards in brewing our beer."
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Old 02-27-2013, 04:59 AM   #2
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Anheuser-Busch is claiming they once made quality products?
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Old 02-27-2013, 06:35 AM   #3
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Crap was watered down swill then,I can't imagine what it must be like if these accusations are true.
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Old 02-27-2013, 06:38 AM   #4
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Crap was watered down swill then,I can't imagine what it must be like if these accusations are true.
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Old 02-27-2013, 08:47 AM   #5
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I read an article about how they were finding cheaper hops, among other things, to increase revenue. Also talked about other brands Inbev bought and how fans of those brands now hate them cause the beer sucks.

EDIT: found the article

http://www.businessweek.com/articles...-americas-beer

If you're a fan of beer this will piss you off...

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Old 02-27-2013, 08:51 AM   #6
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It still holds true: drinking that "beer" is like making love in a canoe; f@#king close to water.
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Old 02-27-2013, 08:59 AM   #7
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All Bud Light is, is watered down Budweiser. What's the big deal? If you're going to drink piss, what's a bit more water???
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