Anheuser-Busch Waters Down Its Beers, Consumers Say

Law360, Chicago (February 26, 2013, 4:21 PM EST) -- Anheuser-Busch Cos. LLC is facing a barrage of class claims in California, New Jersey and Pennsylvania alleging that it overstates the amount of alcohol in its beer by adding extra water to the finished product in order to cut costs.

Nina Giampaoli and John Elbert were the first to bring those claims in a suit they lodged Friday in California federal court, according to their attorney Josh Boxer of the Mills Law Firm. Similar suits were filed in New Jersey and Pennsylvania federal courts Monday, and...
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