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Suit says beer is watered down

PHILADELPHIA — Beer lovers across the United States have accused Anheuser-Busch of watering down its Budweiser, Michelob, and other brands, in class-action suits seeking millions in damages.

The suits, filed in Pennsylvania, California, and other states, claim consumers have been cheated out of the alcohol content stated on labels. Budweiser and Michelob each boast of being 5 percent alcohol, while some ‘‘light’’ versions are said to be just over 4 percent.

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