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Miller, Coors say Bud Light knights misled beer drinkers on question of sugar

May 02, 2019 - 4:00 am
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By Amy E. Feldman, Judge Technology Solutions

PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Dilly dilly, this lawsuit is not silly.  

By now, you've seen the advertisement in which the knights from Bud Light go on a quest to get a misdelivered barrel of corn syrup back to Miller and Coors with the implication that if you drink those brands, you're drinking high fructose corn syrup.

But nay, sayeth Miller and Coors. They have challenged Bud Light to an honor duel to the death. 

Or, as we say in 2019, they filed a lawsuit, claiming that those ads are misleading because to brew beer, you need to add sugar to feed yeast. So while Miller Lite and Coors Light use corn syrup in the fermentation process, there's no high fructose corn syrup in the beer people are drinking. 

While we wait to hear what sayeth the court, the fact is people don't really know what's in the beer they drink because unlike food, which has strict FDA labeling requirements, beer labels only have to list the name, size, type of beverage, alcohol content, health warning and a few additives.

They don't have to disclose other ingredients or even common allergens, so asketh the company before you drinketh if you need to know what's really in your grog.