Sierra Nevada Beer Recalls Bottles in 36 States for Broken Glass Defect

Sierra Nevada issued a voluntary recall of select beers sold in 36 states; no injuries have been reported

Not exactly what they were going to when they referred to a beer’s “sharp” aftertaste.

Sierra Nevada issued a voluntary recall of more than one in 10,000  (0.01 percent) products purchased in 36 Midwestern, Southern, and East Coast states and the District of Columbia due to a safety defect. The brewery detected a bottling flaw that could potentially cause a piece of glass to break off and fall into the drink, putting the consumer at risk for injury. Fortunately, though, none have been reported.

Quality inspectors at the company’s brewery in Mills River, North Carolina, found the design defect and reported it last week.

The recall specifically affects 24-pack, 12-pack and six-pack cases of Pale Ale, Torpedo Extra IPA, Sidecar Orange Pale Ale, Beer Camp Golden IPA, and Hop Hunter IPA; and six-pack cases of Tropical Torpedo, Otra Vez, and Nooner purchased between Dec. 5, 2016, and Jan. 8, 2017. Customers are being urged to dispose of the product and contact the company for a full refund.


You can head over to Sierra Nevada’s website to see if your state has been affected by the recall.