A number of different beers released by Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. in a five week period are being recalled voluntarily due to bottles with a flaw “that may cause a small piece of glass to break off and possibly fall into the bottle, creating a risk of injury.”
According to the brewery, the beer affected by this recall includes the brands listed below with a packaging date between Dec. 5, 2016, and Jan. 13, 2017. In addition, the beers will have a code of with a code of “M” (Mills River) printed directly on bottles and the packaging of cardboard cases:
- Pale Ale 12-ounce bottles in 6-, 12- and 24-packs packaged 12/5/16-1/8/17
- Beer Camp Golden IPA 12-ounce bottles in 6-and 12-packs packaged 12/5/16-1/13/17
- Sidecar Orange Pale Ale 12-ounce bottles in 6- and 12-packs packaged 12/5/16-1/13/17
- Torpedo ExtraIPA 12-ounce bottles in6- and 12-packs packaged 12/5/16-1/13/17
- Tropical Torpedo 12-ounce bottles in 6-packs packaged 12/5/16-1/13/17
- Nooner 12-ounce bottles in 6-packs packaged12/5/16-1/13/17
- Hop Hunter 12-ounce bottles in 6- and 12-packs packaged 12/5/16-1/13/17
- OtraVez 12-ounce bottles in6-packs packaged 12/5/16-1/13/17
“We have decided to take this precaution to ensure the safety of our customers,” said Mike Bennett, chief supply chain officer at Sierra Nevada, in a press release. There have been no reports of injuries from consumers, and the brewery believes the concern could impact only about 1 in every 10,000 of the bottles packaged during the five-week period.
Sierra Nevada has stopped distributing all of the defective bottles as well as working to have it removed from retailer’s shelves, and will be refunding customers for affected bottles.