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Lawsuit for Watered Down Beer

Updated: Wednesday, February 27 2013, 10:28 PM EST
CLEVELAND -- Three consumers from the Cleveland area have filed a class action suit against The Anheuser-Busch Companies claiming the beer maker is deliberately selling "watered down" beer.

The suit was filed Tuesday in the U.S. District Court of Northern Ohio.

Similar complaints have been filed in multiple states including California, where the case originated last week.

The suit claims the company uses "sophisticated technology" to control the exact alcohol content of their beer and "AB adds extra water to its finished products to produce malt beverages that consistently have significantly lower alcohol content than the percentage displayed on its labels."

Frederick Lee of The Actual Brewing Company in Columbus said large brewers keep close track of alcohol volume because, "a few percent of alcohol translates to hundreds of thousands of pounds of grain for them."

That also translates to profits and what the suit alleges could be more than a party foul against consumers.

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Reporter: Dana Jay
Web Producer: Kellie HannaLawsuit for Watered Down Beer


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