Although exploding beer bottle issues show up from time to time, this is the first report that we’re aware of, of a canned beer recall.
Here’s what we know…
On November 4, Wegmans, a Rochester, NY-headquartered supermarket chain with 101 stores in the mid-Atlantic and New England regions, announced a product recall of two limited releases from Southern Tier Brewing “due to reports of inconsistent nitrogen gas pressures that may lead to package integrity issues, including bursting cans.”
Cans of Southern Tier Punpking Nitro (16oz) and Southern Tier Nitro Chocolate Milkshake (12oz), both seasonals from the Lakewood, NY brewery we’re named in that recall. And as NYup is reporting that so far “there have been no reports of actual cans bursting.”
It is significant that both products contain nitrogen, which is sometimes used by brewers as an alternative to carbon dioxide to deliver a creamier level of carbonation. And as pleasurable as nitro beers can be, no one needs them potentially exploding.
We’ve included recall details below…
Due to reports of inconsistent nitrogen gas pressures that may lead to package integrity issues, including bursting cans.
How to identify the recalled product:
Southern Tier Brewing Pumking Nitro, 16oz cans
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Southern Tier Brewing Blackwater Nitro Chocolate Milkshake, 12oz cans
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All product may be returned to the store it was purchased from for a full refund.
For more information, contact: Wegmans Food Markets by calling 1-855-WEGMANS Monday through Friday from 8:00 AM – 7:00 PM, and Saturday & Sunday 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM.
The recall does not affect other versions of Pumking, which are pressurized using carbon dioxide, or other beers in the brewery’s Blackwater series, a Souther Tier line of beer that often contain nitrogen.