We love to have our little green army of our favorite West Coast Pale Ale stocked and ready in our fridge so we are happy to see such quick and thorough action taken.
Sierra Nevada, now with a production brewery and packaging facility on each coast, has announced a voluntary recall of several bottle varieties due to a glass defect that may be found in some bottles which may lead to loss of carbonation and glass breakage.
During a quality inspection at Sierra Nevada’s Mills River, North Carolina, brewery a very limited number of bottles were detected to have, according to the company’s press release, a “flaw that may cause a small piece of glass to break off and possibly fall into the bottle, creating a risk for injury.”
The recall applies to product purchased in the following Midwest, Southern and East Coast states: AL, AK, 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.
And includes these Sierra Nevada products in 12 ounce bottles only:
Pale Ale in 6-, 12- and 24-pack (cases) packaged 12/5/16-1/8/17
Beer Camp Golden IPA in 6- and 12-pack (cases) packaged 12/5/16-1/13/17
Sidecar Orange Pale Ale in 6- and 12-pack (cases) packaged 12/5/16-1/13/17
Torpedo Extra IPA in 6- and 12-pack (cases) packaged 12/5/16-1/13/17
Tropical Torpedo in 6-packs packaged 12/5/16-1/13/17
Nooner in 6-packs packaged 12/5/16-1/13/17
Hop Hunter in 6- and 12-pack (cases) packaged 12/5/16-1/13/17
Otra Vez in 6-packs packaged 12/5/16-1/13/17 .
Chief Supply Chain Officer Mike Bennett stated, “While we believe this concern impacts roughly 1 in every 10,000 (0.01%) of our bottles packaged during this time, Sierra Nevada has set the standard for quality in the craft brewing industry since 1980 and we have decided to take this precaution to ensure the safety of our consumers. To date, we have not received any consumer reports of injuries resulting from the potentially affected bottles and we are working with our supplier to determine the root cause of the issue.”
Sierra Nevada was founded by Ken Grossman in 1979, after he moved to the Chico, CA, area and opened a small home brew supply store. He spent time scouring the area for equipment to use or modify for his brewing purposes and set about making beer. Sierra Nevada Stout was actually the flagship beer, but a little later he introduced Sierra Nevada Pale Ale and introduced a hop-starved public to the wonderful characteristics of Cascade hops. Learn more about the Sierra Nevada story here.
For full details of the recall read the official Sierra Nevada press release, SIERRA NEVADA UNDERSCORES ITS COMMITMENT TO QUALITY – REPLACES SELECT BEER ON STORE SHELVES.