You may get some extra beer money to spend if you bought “Japan’s prime brew” Kirin Ichiban label beer. You may be entitled to receive a refund of up to $50 from the beer manufacturer. Up to $12 without proof of purchase.
Anheuser-Busch recently settled a class action lawsuit after two Miami residents accused the company of deceiving consumers into thinking that Kirin beer is still imported from Japan. Turns out it was deceiving and it was actually brewed by the company in the United States since 1996.
Those who purchased Kirin Ichiban in the U.S. between October 25, 2009 to December 17, 2014 are included in the settlement to receive $0.50 for each six pack of 12 oz. bottles or cans, $1.00 for each twelve pack of 12 oz. bottles or cans, or $0.10 for each individual bottle or cans.
Those who can provide proof of purchase can receive up to $50 reimbursement, but those without receipts may still receive up to $12. All claims for the lawsuit must be postmarked, or submitted electronically, by June 15, 2015. If you are eligible, you may make your claim here.
Big beer brewer Anheuser-Busch has faced similar complaints over its more popular Beck’s brand, which is also no longer imported. Look out for something possible from that soon if anything develops we will let you know. Be sure to share this with all your beer-drinking friends.
Go here to claim your refund.