Budweiser, other brews watered down, lawsuits claim

2013-02-26T14:03:00Z 2013-02-26T14:29:13Z Budweiser, other brews watered down, lawsuits claimThe Associated Press The Associated Press

PHILADELPHIA — 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.

The suits are based on information from former employees at some of the company’s 13 U.S. breweries, lead lawyer Josh Boxer of San Rafael, Calif., said Tuesday. Water is added just before bottling, and cuts the stated alcohol content by 3 to 8 percent, Boxer said.

The multinational Anheuser-Busch InBev calls the claims groundless, and says its beers fully comply with labeling laws.

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