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Recycled BEER? Careful with that Budweiser, bro!

Recycled BEER? Careful with that Budweiser, bro!

A small factory in China was found making counterfeit cans of Budweiser beer.

The factory was raided by authorities in Dongguan, a city in Guangzhou, south China, early this month. Footage from the factory has emerged since and has started going viral. It’s not hard to see why.

Workers dunk used cans into a tub of beer with their bare hands to fill them up. WTF?!

The filled cans are then sent down a conveyor belt to get sealed.

According to local reports, the factory was churning out 600,000 cartons of fake beer a month, although it hasn’t been specified how long it was operating.

The fake beer was allegedly distributed to bars and nightclubs.

A Budweiser representative told Hong Kong-based Ming Pao that the company had reported the matter to the police, and is seeking legal action. Anheuser-Busch InBev, which owns Budweiser, has 14 breweries in China, and is the third-largest beer brand in the country.

The representative added that it has not franchised its operations to a third party.

This isn’t the first time a fake Budweiser production center has been raided in China – in September last year, police seized nearly 26,000 cans of fake Budweiser in Guangzhou, south China, as well as 36,000 aluminum cans, 20,000 lids and 12,000 pieces of ready-to-use packaging material.

Article via Mashable by Yi Shu Ng


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