Tough blow for one of the better beer brands out there. Sierra Nevada’s pale ale is one of the most easily drinkable IPAs out there and it’s not even close. Not too bitter and not too strong, but still with a high enough ABV to get you drunk, Sierra Nevada’s pale ale is right in that sweet spot between tasty, effective, and budget-friendly.
If only their entire operation was as smooth as their pale ale tastes. According to CNN, the craft beer company “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 recall includes Sierra Nevada’s 12-ounce bottles of Pale Ale, Beer Camp Golden IPA, Sidecar Orange Pale Ale, Torpedo Extra IPA, Tropical Torpedo, Nooner, Hop Hunter, and Otra Vez.
According to their official statement:
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 company said it had not received any consumer reports of injuries as of early Sunday afternoon.