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Lawsuit claims A-B InBev waters down several of its brands below stated ABV

AB InBev’s St. Louis-based Anheuser-Busch Cos. routinely adds extra water to its finished products to produce malt beverages with significantly less alcohol content than displayed on its labels, violating state statutes on consumer protection, according to in a complaint filed yesterday in federal court in Philadelphia. Similar lawsuits were filed in federal courts in New Jersey and San Francisco.

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3 thoughts on “Lawsuit claims A-B InBev waters down several of its brands below stated ABV

  1. Um, high gravity brewing is the process of fermenting a concentrated beer and then adding water before packaging to bring the beer into it’s intended flavor profile. It’s done to increase fermentation capacity. It’s a common practice in many large breweries. I think these lawsuits will be dropped or lost.

  2. The problem isnt the watering down of the beverage, its that they are watering it down below the labelled ABV%. This is false advertisement. Just another reason not to drink big commercial beers…

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