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Sierra Nevada Recalls Beer in 36 States Over Concerns About Broken Glass

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The Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. has announced that the company is recalling eight different beers in 36 states. The voluntary recall is in response to concerns that some bottles may have a flaw that could cause glass to break off and fall into the bottle. No injuries have been reported so far, according to the company’s website.

The recall affects 12-ounce bottles of Sierra Nevada’s Pale Ale produced from December 5, 2016 to January 8, 2017. Seven other Sierra Nevada beers produced under a broader time period have also been recalled.


The seven other beers include 12-ounce bottles of the Torpedo Extra IPA, Tropical Torpedo, Sidecar Orange Pale Ale, Beer Camp Golden IPA, Otra Vez, Nooner, and the Hop Hunter IPA. These beers, produced between December 5, 2016 to January 13, 2017, should not be consumed.

The beer that’s being recalled is from the company’s brewery in Mills River, North Carolina. Beer produced at the company’s other brewery in Chico, California is not part of the recall. Consumers can find the date and location of production on packages of Sierra Nevada beer by using the graphics below as a guide.


So far Sierra Nevada has yet to notify potential customers about the recall on its social media platforms like Twitter and Facebook. In fact, some of the company’s latest posts are about the Tropical Torpedo, one of the beers that has been recalled.

The 36 states affected by the recall include:

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

“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 company said in a statement.


Consumers who have beer that fits the recall dates can visit the Sierra Nevada website to request a refund. We’ve reached out to Sierra Nevada for further details on the recall and will update this post when we hear back.

[Associated Press]