Yesterday, the East Coast distribution hub of the Sierra Nevada Brewery in Mills River, North Carolina announced a recall of certain bottled beers that may be susceptible to a manufacturing defect that could lead to customers potentially ingesting broken shards of glass.
According to the company, “the flaw 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 recall stretches to 36 different states in the Southeast, on the East Coast, and throughout the Midwest, and includes the brewery’s flagship Pale Ale along with its popular Torpedo IPA, the Otra Vez and several others.
The affected state are: 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.
“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,” the company announced on its website.
The affected beer has a package date that falls between Dec. 5,2016, and Jan. 13, 2017 and a brewery code of “M” – which stands of Mills River – printed directly on bottles and the packaging of cardboard cases. Reference the list below to find out about every beer that was included in the recall.