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Maker of Budweiser takes out ads defending its beer from lawsuit claims

Posted Mar 4, 2013 7:31 AM CDT
By Debra Cassens Weiss

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The maker of Budweiser is fighting lawsuit claims with full-page ads published in 10 newspapers on Sunday.

Suits filed in seven states by California lawyer Josh Boxer claim 10 Anheuser-Busch alcoholic beverages are watered down, reducing the alcohol content below the amount stated on the label. The ads picture a can of drinking water, highlighting the brewer’s donation of 71 million cans of water to disaster relief organizations, the Associated Press reports. “They must have tested one of these,” the ad says.

The ad says it would have been easy to get a can of the water because so many have been donated. “But in every other circumstance, the Anheuser-Busch logo is our ironclad guarantee that the beer in your hand is the best beer we know how to brew,” the ad says. “We take no shortcuts and make no exceptions. Ever.”

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