When was the last time you drank an imported beer and actually checked the label to confirm it was, in fact, brewed internationally? For example, Beck's is assumed to be brewed in Germany. After all, the label does read "Originated in Bremen, Germany", but directly below that you'll find text that notes it's "Made in the U.S.A." When you purchase your Beck's in America it was likely brewed in 'the gateway city' of St. Louis in actuality.
The company's producer, Anheuser-Busch InBev NV, has come under fire after a class-action lawsuit was filed and later approved by a federal magistrate. Consumers of Beck's, with valid receipts dating back to May 2011, may be awarded up to 50 dollars or 10 cents for every individual bottle purchased. The settlement will also include payment of attorneys fees of up to 3.5 million dollars.
In the meantime, the company will make adjustments to the label & packaging in order to confirm it is "made in the U.S.A."