Sierra Nevada Recalls Select Beers in 36 States

On January 22, 2017, Sierra Nevada Brewing Company issued a voluntary recall for select 12-ounce bottles of beer. The company announced that after a quality inspection at the Mills River, North Carolina brewery, a packaging flaw was detected. Apparently, a “small piece of glass [could] break off and possibly fall into the bottle, causing a risk for injury.”

In its statement on Sunday, Sierra Nevada confirmed that this recall affects 36 states. Those states are as follows:

  • Alabama
  • Arkansas
  • Connecticut
  • Washington, D.C.
  • Delaware
  • Florida
  • Georgia
  • Iowa
  • Illinois
  • Indiana
  • Kansas
  • Kentucky
  • Louisiana
  • Massaschusetts
  • Maryland
  • Maine
  • Michigan
  • Minnesota
  • Missouri
  • Mississippi
  • North Carolina
  • New Hampshire
  • New Jersey
  • New York
  • Ohio
  • Pennsylvania
  • Rhode Island
  • South Carolina
  • South Dakota
  • Tennessee
  • Texas
  • Virginia
  • Vermont
  • Wisconsin
  • West Virginia

What Beers Are Included?

In particular, eight different types of its craft beers are being recalled. These include: Sierra Nevada’s Pale Ale, Torpedo Extra IPA, Tropical Torpedo, Sidecar Orange Pale Ale, Beer Camp Golden IPA, Otra Vez, Nooner, Hop Hunter IPA.

Specifically, all the recalled bottles were packaged in six-pack cases.

If you’d like to confirm if you have any of the recalled beverage stocked in your fridge, you need to check two things.

Check for a package date between Dec. 5, 2016, and Jan. 13, 2017. Second, the affected bottles will have a brewery code of “M” — which stands of Mills River — printed directly on bottles and the packaging of cardboard cases.

Sierra Nevada Return Policy

To date, there have been no reports of injury according to News 10. However, the statement emphasized that this voluntary recall was a necessary precaution.

Mike Bennett, chief supply chain officer, was quoted saying, “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.”

Currently, all impacted beer has stopped being distributed. In fact, Sierra Nevada is working with their retail partners to remove the beer in question from the shelves.

However, if you have purchased any of their recalled beer, you are eligible to return it for the “full compensation of the purchase price.” 

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