Sierra Nevada has announced a voluntary recall of select 12-ounce bottles that may contain a small glass packaging flaw. The recall comes after quality inspections at the Mills River, North Carolina, brewery detected a very limited number of bottles with a flaw that may result in loss of carbonation and a small piece of glass to break off and possibly fall into the bottle, causing a risk for injury.
The company says they believe it impacts roughly 1 in every 10,000 (0.01%) of their bottles packaged during this time. As of Sunday night they had not received any consumer reports of injuries, according to their website. The company says it is working with suppliers to determine the root cause of the issue.
The recall applies to product purchased in the following Midwest, Southern and East Coast states: AL, AR, CT, DC, DE, FL, GA, IA, IL, IN, KS, KY, LA, MA, MD, ME, MI, MN, MO, MS, NC, NH, NJ, NY, OH, OK, PA, RI, SC, SD, TN, TX, VA, VT, WI and WV.
The company says they have stopped distributing all impacted beer, and are actively working with their distributor and retail partners to remove the beer from retail shelves and hold any further shipments at the distributor warehouse.
Consumers who have purchased beer within the scope of this recall will be eligible for full compensation of the purchase price and are advised not to drink it and to dispose of the beer.
If you prefer, please contact:
- Call 800-596-7835 and leave your name, number and the nature of your question.
- Should you have a health concern, please contact your doctor or call 9-1-1.
The following chart details the brands, packages and production dates impacted by the recall.
|Brand||Package Format||Production Date||Images|
|Pale Ale||12-ounce bottles in 6-, 12- and 24-pack (case) formats||12/5/16 – 1/8/17||Bottle|
|Torpedo Extra IPA||12-ounce bottles in 6-, 12- and 24-pack (case) formats||12/5/16 – 1/13/17||Bottle|
|Tropical Torpedo||12-ounce bottles in 6-pack format||12/5/16 – 1/13/17||Bottle|
|Sidecar Orange Pale Ale||12-ounce bottles in 6-, 12- and 24-pack (case) formats||12/5/16 – 1/13/17||Bottle|
|Beer Camp Golden IPA||12-ounce bottles in 6-, 12- and 24-pack (case) formats||12/5/16 – 1/13/17||Bottle|
|Otra Vez||12-ounce bottles in 6-pack format||12/5/16 – 1/13/17||Bottle|
|Nooner||12-ounce bottles in 6-pack format||12/5/16 – 1/13/17||Bottle|
|Hop Hunter IPA||12-ounce bottles in 6-, 12- and 24-pack (case) formats||12/5/16 – 1/13/17||Bottle|