Brewery News: OR: 10 Barrel Brewing issues recall of Swill, due to potential over carbonation and explosions

10 Barrel has issued a recall announcement, associated with their Swill Radler, due to secondary carbonation in the bottle.

From their Facebook page

10 Barrel Brewing Company is conducting a voluntary recall of Swill in all 12 and 22 ounce bottles. It has come to our attention that some of this product may be experiencing secondary fermentation in the bottle, causing over carbonation. This consistency issue does not meet 10 Barrel Brewing’s quality standards and, as a precaution, we are removing all inventory of Swill from our wholesalers and retail shelves and we are asking that consumers immediately dispose of any Swill already purchased. Swill is brewed with a completely different process than any of our other beers, isolating this issue to only Swill. This recall does not affect any of 10 Barrel Brewing’s other products.

image sourced from New School Beer Blog

Consumers: if you have any Swill in your home, please do not open it, attempt to transport it, or return it to your retail store. Dispose of the product by following these steps: (i) Before disposing of any bottles of Swill, please put on protective gloves and eye wear; (ii) Place all remaining Swill bottles in a closed box and place immediately in a secured dumpster or trash container outside.

We take the utmost pride in producing an extremely high quality product and continuously striving for new and innovative beers to send to the consumer. Unfortunately in this instance, despite a rigorous testing and brewing quality-check process, we didn’t hit the mark. We have an amazing new beer coming out in a few weeks to replace it so keep an eye out for something new in stores.

If you have any questions regarding this voluntary recall, please call 10 Barrel Brewing at (541) 678-5427 or send an email to info@10barrel.com. If you have any of the potentially affected product and would like a refund, you can use the same phone number or email address.

More on Secondary Fermentation

Secondary fermentation is the process of taking your “finished” beer from your fermentation bucket, and transferring it to another container, usually glass, for a period of aging typically ranging from two days to several months.

Home brewers often use the above method, to manufacturer additional carbonation in the bottle.

Contrary to perception, this is not a method most production breweries employ. Rather they inject each bottle or keg with a modest amount CO2, This allows the beer to have the right amount of 'fizz' for you to enjoy.
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