April 12, 2016 – Yet another claim against misleading labeling has been filed in Florida, this time citing Leffe beer, owned by Anheuser-Busch. Henry Vazquez, an optometrist filed the class action lawsuit. He claimed the deceptive packaging had caused him to overpay for Leffe beer. The plaintiff is looking for compensatory and punitive damages for anyone who purchased Leffe beer in the last four years.
The label depicts the bell tower of the Abbaye de Leffe and describes the beer as brewed and perfected by Belgian monks over 750 years since 1240. Except it is not made at the Abbey but by Stella Artois at their state-of-the-art brewery in Leuven, Belgium. The Abbey was destroyed in 1794.