Sierra Nevada Beer Recalled In 35 States

Check your fridge!

Sierra Nevada beer is a popular IPA, or India Pale Ale. Known for being hoppy and a little bitter, with piney notes and moderate carbonation, the bright green label of Sierra Nevada is definitely recognizable. Well, if you have a six-pack in your fridge, back away. The beer company has issued a recall in 35 states (and Washington D.C.) due to a bottle defect that could end with you drinking glass. Yikes!

The defect was discovered at the Sierra Nevada bottling plant in Mills River, North Carolina. According to the company, a “very limited number of bottles” contain a flaw that could cause the beer to lose its carbonation and also cause small shards of glass to break off from the bottle and fall into the beer. Definitely not something you want to drink.

Sierra Nevada says the number of bottles affected by the flaw is very small, but they want to be overly cautious to ensure the safety of consumers. Fortunately, there have been no reports of beer drinkers being injured by their bottles of pale ale so far.

You can get a full refund for your beer if you live in one of the affected areas. Sierra Nevada asks that consumers please don’t drink the beer and just throw it away. If you would like to file for a refund, simply fill out the form at the bottom of this page. Alternatively, you can call (800) 596-7835. If you leave a message with your name and number, the company will call you back.

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The list of affected areas includes the following states: Alabama, Arkansas, Connecticut, D.C., Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Maryland, Maine, Missouri, Minnesota, Montana, Mississippi, North Carolina, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, Vermont, Wisconsin and West Virginia.

[h/t: Consumerist]