NEW YORK, March 3 Budweiser-maker Anheuser-Busch
InBev defended itself against allegations it is
watering down its alcoholic drinks by taking out full-page
advertisements in newspapers across the United States.
The company was placing ads in more than 10 newspapers
nationally, a representative of Anheuser-Busch said on Sunday.
The ads featured a picture of a can of drinking water below the
caption, "They must have tested one of these." Anheuser-Busch
donates water to the American Red Cross.
Beer consumers have filed a proposed class-action lawsuit
accusing the company of mislabeling the alcohol content of the
brands Budweiser, Michelob, Michelob Ultra, Hurricane High
Gravity Lager, King Cobra, Busch Ice, Natural Ice, Bud Ice, Bud
Light Platinum and Bud Light Lime.
The company has said the lawsuit is groundless.
(Reporting by Leah Schnurr; Editing by Bill Trott)