According to Bizjournal, Anheuser-Busch Cos. Inc. agreed to stop selling its caffeinated alcoholic drinks after an investigation from attorney generals of 11 states showed they were marketing the products to underage people illegally.
New York Attorney General Andrew Cuomo, says Anheuser-Busch was making “false or misleading statements about the health and energizing effects of Tilt and Bud Extra.”
Cuomo also said, “Drinking is not a sport, a race, or an endurance test. Adding alcohol to energy drinks sends exactly the wrong message about responsible drinking, most especially to young people.” This guy seems like a blast to drink with. Drinking is exactly all of those things. I mean at least for anyone drinking Tilt and Bud Extra. C’mon, the same people drinking this stuff are also still playing beer pong.
Cuomo also said (yeah he’s a talker), that “This agreement keeps these dangerous products off our shelves and makes it clear that targeting underage consumers with advertisements for alcohol will not be tolerated.” But how he expect that young nerdy guy to get the liquid courage and energy to dance all night with the really drunk and energized girl he’s been eyeing? I guess there’s always Red Bull. I hear that stuff gives you wings.
Anheuser-Busch plans reformulate the drinks to remove the caffeine and guarana. Francine Katz, vice president of communications and consumer affairs for Anheuser-Busch Inc., says they have stopped producing the original caffeinated versions of Bud Extra and Tilt, but it may take weeks before the versions sell out.
You know what that means- stock up and Ebay!