A news article by The Hans India has made it to the top Twitter trends for quoting a satirical piece on beer brand Budweiser.
According to the report, an employee named Walter Powell (alias) revealed that he has been peeing inside the beer tanks for the last 12 years.
It further mentioned that Powell worked Budweiser Brewery Experience (Fort Collins, CO), and maintained that the production at other facilities remains untouched and free of urine.
A section of Twitter also fell for it and rolled out some hilarious memes:
People: Toh aap log beer kaha bnate hai? #Budweiser Ceo: pic.twitter.com/5sINwRqiue— Sir-Kid (@ooobhaishab) July 2, 2020
#Budweiser Employees Admits Mixing Pee in the beer.
Non Drinkers to Drinkers : pic.twitter.com/r6LeuG5X8e— Shubham Bhatt (@Shubharcasm) July 2, 2020
Baniya after knowing he has been wasting his pee all his life whereas he could have sold it to #Budweiser pic.twitter.com/vmJajB0xMP— Peejjah🐽 (@Falana_Dimka) July 2, 2020
Budweiser: Facts remain unchecked by the brewery
While the brewery hasn’t clarified on their end, it can be assumed that the news is untrue and is blown out of proportion since a website didn’t bother to fact check.
In 1876, a German origin man named Adolphus Busch and his friend developed a “Bohemian-style” lager (Budweiser), motivated after a trip to Bohemia and produced it in their winery in St. Louis, Missouri. Over the years, it has become one of the largest-selling beers in the United States.
It is produced using barley malt, rice, water, hops and yeast. Malt gives colour and the sugar that is needed for the beer to ferment. Yeast is a key in the flavour. The hops give the beer spice, aroma and bitterness.
Another special ingredient is rice, helping it to achieve a tint of crisp in its flavour. Finally, there is the mineral-enriched water, which is filtered to make sure it’s pure.