Quality Matters

January 22, 2017 | 12:40PM PT

We have announced a voluntary recall of select 12-ounce bottles that may contain a small glass packaging flaw. This recall comes after quality inspections at our 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. 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 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 following chart details the brands, packages and production dates impacted by the recall.  You may also click on the image links to view the beer labels and formats:

 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
 6-pack
 Case
 Torpedo Extra IPA 12-ounce bottles in 6-, 12- and 24-pack (case) formats 12/5/16 - 1/13/17 Bottle
 6-pack
 Tropical Torpedo 12-ounce bottles in 6-pack format 12/5/16 - 1/13/17 Bottle
 6-Pack
 Sidecar Orange Pale Ale 12-ounce bottles in 6-, 12- and 24-pack (case) formats 12/5/16 - 1/13/17 Bottle
 6-Pack
 Case
 Beer Camp Golden IPA 12-ounce bottles in 6-, 12- and 24-pack (case) formats 12/5/16 - 1/13/17 Bottle
 6-Pack
 Case
 Otra Vez 12-ounce bottles in 6-pack format 12/5/16 - 1/13/17 Bottle
 6-Pack
 Nooner 12-ounce bottles in 6-pack format 12/5/16 - 1/13/17 Bottle
 6-Pack
 Hop Hunter IPA 12-ounce bottles in 6-, 12- and 24-pack (case) formats 12/5/16 - 1/13/17 Bottle
 6-Pack
 Case

 

List of beer that is NOT impacted by recall:

  • All Sierra Nevada canned beer
  • All Sierra Nevada draught beer
  • All Sierra Nevada variety packs
  • All 24-ounce bottled beer
  • All 750ml bottled beer
  • All Chico, California-produced Sierra Nevada beer
  • Mills River, North Carolina Beer packaged before 12/5/16
  • Mills River Pale Ale packaged after 1/8/17
  • All other Mills River brands packaged after 1/13/17

The specifics of the affected beer include those brands listed above with a package date that falls within the range AND a brewery code of “M” (Mills River) and not “C” (Chico), which is all information that can be found printed on the packaging and on the bottle in the area illustrated below. These details allow us to track exactly where and when potentially affected beer was shipped to distributors on their way to your local retailer.

 

 Details Images

12- and 24-Pack (Case) Purchase

 

Please note: Any purchase with a C1 or C2 in the case date code is not included in this recall.

6-Pack or Single-Bottle Purchase

There are two codes on the shoulder region of the bottle.  Please verify format of this code.

Please note: Any purchase with a C1 or C2 in the bottle date code is not included in this recall.

 

We have stopped distributing all impacted beer. We are actively working with our distributor and retail partners to remove this 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.
  • If you believe you have consumed glass or have any health-related concern, please contact your doctor.

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About Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.

Founded in 1980, Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. is one of America’s premier craft breweries, highly regarded for using only the finest quality ingredients. The pioneering spirit that launched Sierra Nevada now spans both coasts with breweries in Chico, California and Mills River, North Carolina. Sierra Nevada has set the standard for craft brewers worldwide with innovations in the brewhouse as well as advances in sustainability. It is famous for its extensive line of beers including Pale Ale, Torpedo®, Hop Hunter® IPA, Nooner® Pilsner, Otra Vez™, Kellerweis®, Porter, Stout and a host of seasonal, specialty and limited release beers.

 

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