‘Contaminated beer’ pulled from shelves in NSW, Qld

THE brewing company behind a popular beer recalled over fears it could have been contaminated with cleaning chemicals says the affected batch has been destroyed.

Stone & Wood‘s 330ml Pacific Ale bottles with a best before date of 25.02.2017 were recalled earlier this week due to fears the batch may have been contaminated with cleaning chemicals.

“The partial recall was a precautionary measure due to an isolated incident that may have led to traces of residual cleaning solution transferring to a small number of bottles in a single batch,” Stone & Wood said in a statement.


Queensland Health said the incident was “isolated” and related to only a “very small part of the production run”.

The recalled beer had been available for sale in Queensland and Northern New South Wales. No other Stone & Wood products or batches of Pacific Ale were affected by the recall.

The Byron Bay brewing company today confirmed to myGC that the entire affected batch had been destroyed after being removed from shelves across the east coast.

“As it’s beer o’clock on a Friday arvo, we wanted to give you an update on our voluntary recall relating to a very small number of Pacific Ale bottles from one small production run,” a spokesperson for the company said.

“The team have worked with our trade customers and have removed that batch from sale.

“Due to our high standard of quality procedures, we instigated the partial recall as a precautionary measure. All other Pacific Ale out there and our other products are fine and tasting great!

“Unless you have a bottle or a carton with the date code 25.02.17, there’s no need to waste good beer or go thirsty this weekend!”