Budweiser, the “King of Beers” is accused of being a watered down version of its old self these days. A class-action lawsuit claims this cost-saving strategy of watering down the beer is a tactic that Anheuser-Busch practices. According to Fox News Radio on Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2013, beer drinkers are suing Bud for not supplying the alcohol content indicated on the label of the beer.
The $5 million class-action lawsuit against Budweiser includes 1l of it’s beer brands. Josh Boxer, the lead attorney in this lawsuit claims that workers say that the Budweiser company adds extra water to the beer right before it is bottled, cutting the alcohol content by as much as 8%.
According to CNN today, the brands that are reportedly watered down include, Bud Ice, Bud Lite Platinum, Michelob, Michelob Ultra, Hurricane High Gravity Lager, King Cobra, Busch Ice, Natural Ice and Bud Light Lime.
Anheuser-Busch vice president of brewing and supply, Peter Kraemer, said in a statement:
“The claims against Anheuser-Busch are completely false, and these lawsuits are groundless." He went on to say, "Our beers are in full compliance with all alcohol labeling laws.”