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Beer Giant Kills Caffeine, Alcohol Combo

MillerCoors takes boost out of energy beer

(Newser) - Beer giant MillerCoors has agreed to snuff out its controversial Sparks line of high-alcohol, high-caffeine drinks. Attorneys general in 25 states complained the stimulant dangerously masks intoxication and accused the company of marketing the beverages to teenagers, the Chicago Tribune reports. Anheuser-Busch has already agreed to remove caffeine from Tilt... More »

Marketing of Energy Drinks Under Scrutiny

Authorities wondering if beer makers are targeting kids with caffeinated booze

(Newser) - Big beer companies are facing state-led investigations into whether they're marketing caffeinated alcohol products to underage drinkers, the Wall Street Journal reports. Anheuser-Busch and Miller Brewing both make such beverages, but insist that "We responsibly market our products to legal drinking-age consumers," a Miller spokesman tells the Journal. More »

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