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February 28, 2013 - Ron Deuter
Anheuser-Busch is being sued and accused of watering down and mislabeling the alcohol content of its beers in an effort to cut costs.

Even former employees at the companies 13 breweries are cooperating with the investigation.

“Our information comes from former employees at Anheuser-Busch, who have informed us that as a matter of corporate practice, all of their products [mentioned in the lawsuit] are watered down,” lead attorney Josh Boxer said, according to the Associated Press. “It's a simple cost-saving measure, and it's very significant.”

The excess water is said to be added just before bottling and can cut the alcohol content by three to eight percent

Anheuser-Busch InBev called the claims “groundless” and said its beers fully comply with labeling laws.

Anheuser-Busch merged with InBev in 2008 to form the world's largest alcohol producer, headquartered in Belgium. According to the lawsuit, after the merger, the company increasingly chose to dilute its popular brands of beer.



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