Beer recalled due to excessive alcohol and explosion fears

A popular beer is being recalled over fears it may contain more alcohol than listed on the can and could also potentially explode.

Ballistic Beer Co issued the recall this week, saying they have immediately pulled some batches of their Twang Brambleberry Sour beer cans and cartons from all retail stores and venues.

In the interest of customers’ safety and product quality Ballistic Beer Co. has decided to immediately recall all cans and kegs from the affected batch,” the company said in a statement.


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A recall notice for the beer (Twang Brambleberry Batch 20117 PKD 10/07/20 & PKD 13/07/20) has also been posted on the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission website.

“The recall is due to the potential for alcohol to exceed marked alcohol content and for can to pop open due to a secondary fermentation,” the notice reads.

“Food products containing excess alcohol and carbonation may cause illness/injury if consumed.”

Ballistic Beer Co says the source of the issue is still being investigated.

“Ballistic Beer Co. has an extensive on-site and off-site quality program already in place and once our investigations are completed we will be implementing any changes required to prevent this issue from re-occurring in the future,” the company said.

The affected batches of beer have been available for sale at liquor stores in Qld, NSW, SA and Victoria between 13 July 2020 and 27 July 2020.

“Consumers with recalled cans can either return them to their retailer for a full refund or they can email a picture of the bottom of the can/s together with their name and postal address to recall@ballisticbeer.com.au and the Ballistic team will send them a replacement can/s of our next Seasonal Beer release when it is released in 4-6 weeks.

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