If you’re going to sell a counterfeit beer, make it a good one. Out of all the beers this Chinese factory could’ve chosen, they went with Budweiser. But it doesn’t matter now. They were busted.
The underground operation was caught on film refiling used Budweiser cans with what looks like beer, Fox News reports. Ugh. I’d make a joke about Budweiser being made the same way, but Anheuser-Busch’s statement makes me feel bad.
“Every drop of Budweiser consumed in America is brewed in America at one of our 12 U.S. breweries. The video that has been circulating on some social networks is from a small-scale counterfeit operator in China. We have been working with local authorities to shut it down immediately.”
They also offered advice to consumers on how to spot a counterfeit product.
“Budweiser takes great care in every detail of its product and packaging. Cheap counterfeits have telltale signs that they are fakes such as imperfect seals, improper date coding, product name and text that have errors, and poor quality packaging and graphics.”
See the video below.
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