Walmart accused of selling fake craft beers

By Nick Cardona, Buzz60

Walmart apparently has a craft beer problem.

The retail giant has come under fire for allegedly tricking people into spending more money on fake craft beers.

The company began selling its own line of craft beer last year; they're currently selling four styles of craft brews from Trouble Brewing.

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Britney Spears.

When Britney Spears isn't performing in her Las Vegas show, the pop princess can be found frequenting Target and Walmart. Spears has been seen on several occasions picking out assorted items such as cosmetics and holiday toys for her sons, then grabbing a Starbucks coffee on the way out.

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Jessica Alba.

Jessica Alba isn't just an actress. She's also co-founder of the Honest Company, which produces a line of eco-friendly products. It launched at Target, which may be why the entrepreneur has been spotted shopping there. Paparazzi photographed her browsing through children's toys.

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Heidi Klum.

Supermodel Heidi Klum doesn't spend all her time on the catwalk and hosting fashion reality shows. Some days she takes her family to Target in Los Angeles, where she was photographed, Starbucks coffee in hand, with her boyfriend and kids a few years ago.

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Steve Carell.

Funnyman Steve Carell has shopped at Target, where he's been seen with a shopping cart full of pumpkins and other Halloween decorations. The comedian also blames Target for introducing him to comfortable (but "uncool") cargo pants and has said he can't leave the store without buying something.

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Jimmy Kimmel.

After late-night host Jimmy Kimmel lost his wedding band, he headed to Costco to buy a replacement. He has openly declared his appreciation for Costco on his show, joking that he wishes he could have been married there. He has also sent his cousin Sal to act as a returns associate at Costco, pranking unsuspecting customers.

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Rihanna.

While on tour in Canada in 2013, singer Rihanna stopped at the Kamloops Walmart in British Columbia. She tried to go incognito in sunglasses, large headphones, and a baseball cap, but a customer was able to snap a photo of the "Unapologetic" singer before she left.

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Holly Madison.

Big-box retailers are often packed to the brim during the holidays, but that didn't stop Holly Madison from shopping at Walmart in Las Vegas. The former Playboy bunny and author of "Down the Rabbit Hole" loaded up on action figures, stuffed animals, and basketballs for a toy drive in 2011.

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Martha Stewart.

The businesswoman and TV personality has licensed her name to Costco for the Kirkland Signature by Martha Stewart line of food products and signed copies of her books at many locations over the years, but Martha has also been spotted in line as a customer at the warehouse club.

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Justin Bieber.

Justin Bieber's songs top the charts, but his immature antics in his hometown Walmart hit some sour notes in 2014. Bieber and his entourage took a city bus to the store (with a police entourage) and were accused by a fellow customer of throwing items around and opening food, according to the Daily Mail.

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Dakota Fanning.

The teen star of the "Twilight" saga was spotted shopping at Walmart while filming the "Breaking Dawn" installment of the vampire films in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Fanning took some time to take photos with fans during her visit.

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Chris Brown.

Chris Brown may have gotten into a Twitter dispute with Walmart over the selling of his CDs, but that didn't convince him to stop shopping at the chain. The "Royalty" singer was spotted by a few shoppers at a Connecticut Walmart and posed for a photo before continuing his shopping trip.

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Snoop Dogg.

In between narrating a "Call of Duty" video game and hosting his own brand of nature documentary, Snoop Dogg apparently shops for bargains at Walmart. The rapper was spotted at a California store a few years ago.

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According to the lawsuit, though, there's one big problem: there's no such thing as Trouble Brewing in the United States. Government filings found that the beer is made by WX Brands which is listed as Genesee Brewing, based in Costa Rica.

The four so-called "craft beers" are stocked in more than 3,000 stores across the country. According to Courthouse News, the packaging does not meet any of the standards for craft beers.

The lawsuit aims to reimburse everyone who bought the Trouble Brewing beer.

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