If you recently bought a six-pack or case of Sierra Nevada bottles, you may want to check the packaging. The brewery issued a voluntary recall this week after discovering a product flaw that could cause some glass to chip off its bottles and fall into the beer.
Mike Bennett, chief supply chain officer, said in a statement the flaw affects about 1 in every 10,000 bottles packaged between Dec. 5 and Jan. 13 at the facility in Mills River, North Carolina. Beers packaged in Chico, California are not affected by the recall.
To find out if you're eligible for a refund, check the shoulder of a bottle, the six-pack carrier or the case for the package date. Those listed with an "M" came from the Mills River plant. (See more detailed instructions on where to find this info here.)
Here's a list of beers Sierra Nevada recalled:
Pale Ale 12-ounce bottles in 6-, 12- and 24-pack (cases) packaged 12/5/16-1/8/17
Beer Camp Golden IPA 12-ounce bottles in 6- and 12-pack (cases) packaged 12/5/16-1/13/17
Sidecar Orange Pale Ale 12-ounce bottles in 6- and 12-pack (cases) packaged 12/5/16-1/13/17
Torpedo Extra IPA 12-ounce bottles in 6- and 12-pack (cases) packaged 12/5/16-1/13/17
Tropical Torpedo 12-ounce bottles in 6-packs packaged 12/5/16-1/13/17
Nooner 12-ounce bottles in 6-packs packaged 12/5/16-1/13/17
Hop Hunter 12-ounce bottles in 6- and 12-pack (cases) packaged 12/5/16-1/13/17
Otra Vez 12-ounce bottles in 6-packs packaged 12/5/16-1/13/17
Recalled beer was also distributed to Alaska, Arkansas, Connecticut, Washington D.C., Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Iowa, Illinois, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Maryland, Maine, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Mississippi, North Carolina, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Virginia, Vermont, Wisconsin and West Virginia, according to the brewery's website.
If your beer is one of those listed above that was packaged in North Carolina, fill out the form at Sierra Nevada's Quality Matters page to be reimbursed.