Sierra Nevada brewery recalls beer in Alabama, 35 other states

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Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. has announced a recall of specific 12-ounce bottles of its pale ales, IPA’s and other beers after detecting a packaging flaw, which could cause a piece of glass to break off into the bottle.

The company said an inspection of its brewery in Mills River, NC, “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 brewer specifically named eight brands at risk for chipped glass: the flagship brand Pale Ale, Beer Camp Golden IPA, Sidecar Orange Pale Ale, Torpedo Extra IPA, Tropical Torpedo, Nooner, Hop Hunter and Otra Vez.

The recall applies to beer sold in Alabama, as far south as Florida and all the way up to Maine, across the Midwest, reaching as far west as Texas and South Dakota. Click here for a full list of locations.

“We have decided to take this precaution to ensure the safety of our customers,” said Mike Bennett, chief supply chain officer. “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.”

The recalled beers were packaged between Dec. 5, 2016, and Jan. 13, 2017, and the company said anyone who has purchased it is eligible for a refund. The company is removing the beer from stores.

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