Bud’s Battle Over Beer
The maker of Budweiser is using newspaper ads to poke fun at a lawsuit that alleges its beer is watered down. Anheuser-Busch InBev shows one of the 71 million cans of drinking water it has sent to the American Red Cross and other relief organizations in disasters. “They must have tested one of these,” the ad says. The class action lawsuit, filed in several states, accuses the brewer of cheating consumers out of the stated alcohol percentage by adding water just before bottling its beers.