As human beings, we know that sometimes people drink primarily to get drunk. And depending on how you feel about alcohol, that can be fine or it can be not so fine. But for brands who sell alcoholic beverages, touting the intoxicating effects of their wares is typically seen as a slippery slope, and usually discussion of strength of ABV isn’t put front and center.
So some people have been surprised at new billboards for beer brand Milwaukee’s Best Ice that have popped up on freeways in Wisconsin. “Milwaukee's Best Ice now 6.9% ALC/VOL,” the ads says alongside a photo featuring cans of Milwaukee’s Best’s product line. And that’s it. It’s a straightforward message; maybe a little too straightforward some think.
According to MillerCoors, maker of the brand, the billboards specifically discuss the brew’s alcohol content – which was recently raised from 5.9 percent – because the company is “committed to leading the industry in transparency so that our consumers can make fully informed choices.”