Monday, May 2, 2011

Attorneys General Blast Latest Malt Beverage

Bethwood Patch (Bethwood, CT) April 30, 2011

"A new fruit-flavored malt drink that crams 4.7 servings of alcohol into a 23.5-ounce can is under fire by attorneys general from Connecticut to California.
In a letter sent to the Pabst Brewing Companydated April 21, 16 state attorneys general – including Connecticut’s George Jepsen – urged the company to dial down the alcohol content in the drink called Blast by Colt 45, which the letter labeled a 'binge-in-a-can' product. (Find the letter attached to this article as a PDF)
'It’s an alcohol delivery system,' said Buddy Sangalli, director of the Connecticut Poison Control Center. 'It’s possible for some people – depending on body size, naiveté to alcohol – to get alcohol poisoning from one can.'" Read More

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