Prairie Artisan Ales is refunding the purchase price for two of its most recent releases after they were found to be infected.
Those two beers are Apple Brandy Paradise, a 14 percent ABV imperial stout aged in apple brandy barrels for approximately 10 months and conditioned on both toasted coconut and vanilla; and Apple Brand Bomb!, a 14.5 percent ABV imperial stout conditioned on coffee, cocao nibs, vanilla beans and chili peppers that has been aged in apple brandy barrels for approximately 10 months.
According to a post on the brewery’s Prairie Dawg membership Facebook page, a new piece of equipment was able to detect the bacteria lactobacillus acetotolerans, which will affect “every bottle of Paradise and Bomb.” Bottles of Apple Brandy Noir—which was also sold at the same time and is being distributed across the state of Oklahoma—are not known to be affected.
“As disappointing as this is for me I realize it is equally disappointing for this group,” reads the post. “We have let you down. I apologize for that.”
Starting today, Prairie will be refunding the purchase price on every bottle of Apple Brandy Paradise and Apple Brandy Bomb! purchased by Prairie Dawg members, a process that is expected to take between five and 10 days. In addition, both beers will immediately be pulled from the shelves and will no longer be sold.
people who purchased the affected beers at the brewery release should [email protected] with the purchase details including date, time, location of purchase and method of payment.
In an email, Zach Prichard, owner of Krebs Brewing, told Tenemu that refunds will be issued to people who purchased the affected beers at the brewery release, although “Due to the nature of those sales the process is a little different.” Anyone who purchased the affected beers should email [email protected] with the purchase details including date, time, location of purchase and method of payment.