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Montco Brothers Can't Get Drunk, Sue Budweiser

Two Ambler residents file suit against Anheuser-Busch for watering down its beer.

They pound more than a case of Bud a week, between the two of them, and they have been for four years. But, when two Ambler (Montgomery County) brothers couldn't get drunk from the suds, they decided it was Bud's fault.

According to multiple media reports, brothers Thomas and Gerald Greenberg have filed a federal lawsuit alleging that brewer "InBev's Anheuser-Busch," the U.S. makers of products such as Budweiser and Michelob. Their claim? The beer doesn't pack the 5 percent punch of alcohol content it promises.

According to a report in the Morning Call, Busch "denies that it shortchanges guzzlers when it comes to that 5.0 percent."

Nevertheless, the two have hired Philadelphia-based lawyer David Senoff to file the lawsuit, according to philly.com

The likely outcome of the case remains unclear.

"We know Anheuser-Busch takes several readings in each line in each brewery 24 hours a day" and uses the data to water the beer down to, or below, the promised alcohol content, Josh Boxer, a lawyer for the Mills Law Firm, San Rafael, Calif., told philly.com. Boxer's firm is coordinating multiple weak-beer suits.

The story comes on the heels of a January 2013 suit filed by five Idaho inmates, who plan to sue beer and wine compaines for $1 billion. Their claim? The alcohol content made them commit their various crimes.

Anheuser-Busch said it will fight the suit, calling it "groundless."

"Our beers are in full compliance with all alcohol labeling laws. We proudly adhere to the highest standards in brewing our beers, which have made them the best-selling in the U.S. and the world," Peter Kraemer, vice president of brewing and supply, said in a statement to NBC.

To view the Greenberg's court documents, click here.

Bhrenda Drakeford March 02, 2013 at 11:58 PM
That's totally ridiculous!!!
Rosemarie Scott March 03, 2013 at 12:00 PM
Sheesh.....just drink more. Duuhhhhhhhh............
Joe The Nerd Ferraro March 03, 2013 at 02:29 PM
You mean that Budweiser is actually beer? I thought they just produced TV commercials for sporting events...
qdogPa March 03, 2013 at 11:35 PM
And one wonders why attorneys are hated, the lawyer taking this case should be embarrased
Dynamo47 March 04, 2013 at 12:10 PM
This is the type of ridiculous lawsuits that clog up the courts and ultimately cost taxpayers money. Two alcoholic morons want to file a joke of a suit and as usual there is a slimy lawyer willing to take the case to make a name for themselves. There really need to be some changes made to the law for ridiculous suits like this that force the complainant and the law firm representing them to repay court costs and fees if they lose the case.
sharon b March 04, 2013 at 12:56 PM
Gee, ya think they built up a tolerance ? What's the lawyer been drinking to even think about taking this case?
neighbor March 04, 2013 at 01:11 PM
a case of beer between 2 grown men over a week? that really is not much beer - they need to drink a case each in one night - then they might get drunk.....
Cadillac Man March 04, 2013 at 04:27 PM
Bud sucks! That's why no buzz!!!
Stacy Brennan March 04, 2013 at 06:48 PM
Liberals - and like someone mentioned above, you are wasting more of our hard earned money with taking this to court. Grow up and be productive in non-profit or something, stop trying to have everything entitled to you.
Bill March 04, 2013 at 10:48 PM
Ha, are you five years old and posting from an iPhone under a playground jungle gym? Starting a comment with blame-placing is a surefire way to get someone to read your comment, but it's an equally sure-fire way for that same comment to be disregarded as the rattling of ignorance. Err I mean damn liberals! Always drinking Budweiser and clogging up the court system! Wait, liberals like Budweiser right? Shut up! Where is my butler!?
Joe Reilly March 05, 2013 at 05:16 AM
24 beers to a case, divided by seven days, divided by two men, equals about 1 3/4 beers per day. What a coupla idjuts...
Warren Jacobs March 06, 2013 at 10:20 PM
Maybe the Clydesdales' diet has been changed.

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