Budweiser Accused of Watering Down Beer in Lawsuit

Customers behind the lawsuit say they've been cheated out of alcohol content promised on the label.
2:17 | 02/27/13

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Now, we're going to turn to the multimillion-dollar lawsuit over budweiser. Anheuser-busch is under fire from customers who claim the company is watering down budweiser, michelob and other beers. The people say they've been cheated out of the alcohol content on the label. Much less the taste. Abc's linsey davis has the story. Reporter: The maker of the king of beers this morning, finds itself at the center of a king-sized scandal. Anheuser-busch, which brews budweiser, michelob and bud ice, is accused of selling watered down beer. According to a class-action suit filed in a san francisco federal court friday, the world's biggest beer brewer is accused of intentionally mislabeling and overstating the alcohol content of its products in order to increase profits. A consur should be able to go into a store and buy a can of beer, whatever brand they like. And if it says on the label, it's 6% alcohol, it should be 6%. Reporter: Along with the lead lawsuit in california, multiple other suits are being filed this week across the country. In pennsylvania, new jersey and elsewhere, beer lovers who say they've been bamboozled by the company that makes their booze, are taking legal action. So far, they're seeking more than $5 million in damages. At issue, they say, are complaints by former workers inside the breweries who accuse stages of brewing, lowering the alcohol content. In a statement overnight to abc news, anheuser-busch calls the claims false. And the lawsuits groundless. Sayi beers are in full compliance with all the alcohol labeling laws. Ultimately, forensic testing is going to determine the alcohol content. And that's what will decide the case. Reporter: Now, the plaintiffs have admitted they have not independently tested anheuser-busch products taken from store shelves. On top of the $5 million in damages, the lawsuits also seek an order, mandating that the brewer runs a corrective advertising campaign. New allegations why some beer may go down so smooth. Because it's got water in it. Exactly. Allegedly. Allegedly. Okay.

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