Jury Asked to Define What ‘Beer’ Is In Battle Over Corona Hard Seltzer

Are flavored malt beverages — namely, hard seltzers — considered beer? While this query has sparked debate for as long as White Claws have eluded laws, one legal case may actually settle the argument once and for all.

In a lawsuit filed in February 2021, Anheuser-Busch InBev’s Mexican division struck a claim against U.S.-based Constellation Brands over a supposed breach of an agreement about the usage of the Corona name. Grupo Modelo — a division of Anheuser-Busch InBev — has bid for a pre-trial win and Constellation has requested a dismissal, both of which have been rejected.

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