Back to the watered down stadium beer conspiracy, this time – CenturyLink Field, home of the Seattle Seahawks and Sounders.
Local Komo Channel 4 news has “gone undercover” to see if six different brands sold at the stadium, namely Stella Artois, Shock Top, Budweiser, Bud Light, Bass, and Redhook No Equal (brewed for Sounders games.) Concessionaire Delaware North is responsible for the beer purchasing and placement at CenturyLink Field.
The reporting team used Institute for Environmental Health (IEH) for independent testing for the beers final alcohol by volume.
The result? All beers fell below the reported ABV. Federal law allows for .3% variance in posted ABV. At the very end of the investigative reporting piece, the anchor laments that there could be a subtle drop in alcohol during the testing process, and it warrants more testing.
What they didn’t test however, are the same beers from bars or package store shelves as a control.