Watered-Down Beer

A big beer brewer is in hot water, accused of illegally lightening the alcohol content of its lagers.

FOX News Radio's Chris Hoenig has the story:


A $5 million class-action lawsuit accuses Anheuser-Busch InBev of watering down popular beers, including Budweiser, Michelob and others. The lagers are advertised as having an alcohol content between 4-6%, but lead attorney Josh Boxer says former factory workers say the company adds extra water right before bottling.

(Boxer) "This costs consumers the value that they paid for, and enables A-B to profit by adding additional water, the cheapest component of beer."

The added water cutting the labeled alcohol content by up to 8%.

(Boxer) "We don't have a firm denial from them that they're engaging in this conduct, nor is there any indication that they intend to stop."

But in a statement, Anheuser-Busch does deny the accusations, calling the lawsuits "groundless."

Chris Hoenig, FOX News Radio.

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