Chinese Factory Caught Making Fake Budweiser

Oh the horror!
by Jessie Donofrio on Jun 6, 2017 in Beer

A factory in Dongguan, China was caught producing and canning fake Budweiser beer early in May, according to The Daily Meal.

The fraudulent beer peddlers were discovered via a video of their counterfeit canning production went viral on the social media platform WeChat. The video shows factory employees dunking opened Bud cans into a tub of mysterious beer with their bare hands.
 
The Shanghaiist, who first reported the story, said that the factory has the capability of producing over 600,000 crates of the phony brew per month and they likely distributed the beer to bars, restaurants and clubs in the area.
 
Fear not about the Budweiser you may imbibe on in the States — the giant beer conglomerate gave The Daily Meal a statement on the matter: “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. 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.”
 
Maybe, just to be safe, pass up the Bud for a local craft brew for the time being or...forever!
 
Photo via Flickr user oparrish

 

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