Consider the famous betrayals throughout history: Brutus stabbing Julius Caesar in the back, Benedict Arnold doling information to the Crown, Season 2, Episode 3 of The Real Housewives of New Jersey -- these acts of personal and political treason have shaped mankind's destiny.
It's time to add another to the annals. On the alcohol front, drinkers of the normally quite pleasant Beck's beer (the brand, not beer belonging to Beck) reported feeling hoodwinked in 2013, telling a court the "German" beer company misled them, claiming they believed the beer had been created in the century-old brewery in Europe, and not in the Midwest's own St. Louis, Missouri -- in the same brewery that Budweiser is made, no less.
Thanks to a class action law suit in Miami, filed by three irate beer drinkers who probably have too much time on their hands, anyone who bought Beck's for the past half-decade is entitled to as much as a $50 refund per household -- with a $1 refund per 12-pack, and a whopping 50 cents per six-pack. While the terms of the suit require those seeking a refund to provide proof of purchase, the original complainers and their high-powered lawyers are lobbying to make it possible to receive the full refund, even without a receipt. For now, those without receipts will be capped at a mere $12... but remember, this is without any real proof of purchase.