Sierra Nevada Recalls Beer in 36 States
Flaw in bottles could cause injury
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Jan 23, 2017 12:18 AM CST
The Sierra Nevada Brewery in Mills River, NC.   (AP Photo/Beth J. Harpaz)

(Newser) – Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. announced a recall Sunday of certain 12-ounce bottles of its pale ales, IPAs, and other beers after detecting a packaging flaw that could cause a piece of glass to break off into the bottle. In a statement Sunday, the California-based company said the recall applies to eight different types of its craft beers, including its popular Sierra Nevada Pale Ale, purchased in 36 states across the Midwest, the South, and the East Coast, the AP reports. The company issued the voluntary recall after quality inspections at its brewery in Mills River, NC, detected a limited number of bottles made 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," the statement said.

The affected beer has a package date that falls between Dec. 5, 2016, and Jan. 13, 2017 and a brewery code of "M''—for Mills River—printed directly on bottles and the packaging of cardboard cases. "We have decided to take this precaution to ensure the safety of our customers," Mike Bennett, chief supply chain officer, was quoted as saying. He said Sierra Nevada has not received any consumer reports of injuries. More details:

  • Aside from its Pale Ale, the Sierra Nevada recall includes 12-ounce bottles of its Beer Camp Golden IPA, Sidecar Orange Pale Ale, Torpedo Extra IPA, Tropical Torpedo, Nooner, Hop Hunter, and Otra Vez.
  • The recall applies to the following states: Alabama, Arkansas, Connecticut, District of Columbia, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Massachussets, Maryland, Maine, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Mississippi, North Carolina, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, Vermont, Wisconsin, and West Virginia.
  • For more information, go to: http://sierranevada.com/qualitymatters

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