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7 Times Big Beer Was Sued for Misleading the Public

Beer companies are good at marketing their products in ways that touch people’s hearts. Take the Budweiser puppy that plays with Clydesdales, for instance, or the heartwarming immigrant story of Adolphus Busch. But sometimes, that marketing can get breweries in trouble — like when breweries try to convince someone that a beer is brewed in a special location when it’s not.

Consumers don’t like to be misled about the origin of their beer. And when consumers realize they’re being misled, lawsuits happen. Here are seven reasons breweries were sued by people who thought they were drinking a beer from a unique location, when they were actually drinking macro brew:

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