Sierra Nevada Brewery Announces Recall of Select Beers Due to Injury Hazard

The affected beer was distributed to and sold in 36 states nationwide

Sierra Nevada Brewery Announces Recall of Select Beers Due to Injury Hazard
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January 23, 2017

Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. has announced a voluntary recall of select 12-ounce bottles of beer that may contain a glass packaging flaw.

This recall comes after quality inspections at the company's Mills River, North Carolina brewery detected a very limited number of bottles with 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 beer affected by this recall includes those brands listed below with a packaging date that falls within the range with a code of "M" (Mills River) and not "C" (Chico), which is all information that can be found printed on the packaging or shoulder of the bottle:

  • Pale Ale 12-ounce bottles in 6-, 12- and 24-pack (cases) packaged 12/5/16-1/8/17
  • Beer Camp Golden IPA 12-ounce bottles in 6- and 12-pack (cases) packaged 12/5/16-1/13/17
  • Sidecar Orange Pale Ale 12-ounce bottles in 6- and 12-pack (cases) packaged 12/5/16-1/13/17
  • Torpedo Extra IPA 12-ounce bottles in 6- and 12-pack (cases) packaged 12/5/16-1/13/17
  • Tropical Torpedo 12-ounce bottles in 6-packs packaged 12/5/16-1/13/17
  • Nooner 12-ounce bottles in 6-packs packaged 12/5/16-1/13/17
  • Hop Hunter 12-ounce bottles in 6- and 12-pack (cases) packaged 12/5/16-1/13/17
  • Otra Vez 12-ounce bottles in 6-packs packaged 12/5/16-1/13/17

No other Sierra Nevada products are affected.

This recall applies to product sold in the following states: Alabama, Arkansas, Connecticut, District of Columbia, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Massachusetts, 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.

To date, Sierra Nevada says that it has not received any consumer reports of injuries resulting from the potentially affected bottles, and that it is working with its supplier to determine the root cause of the issue.

Sierra Nevada has stopped distributing all affected beer. The company says that it is actively working with its distributor and retail partners to remove the affected beer from retail shelves and hold any further shipments. 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 consume the product.