A beer sold at independent liquor retailers across the country has been immediately recalled over fears the cans may rupture.
Food Standards Australia issued the recall of Bright Brewery Pineapple Dream Nitro Milkshake Ale 355ml on Tuesday.
“The recall is due to the potential for alcohol to exceed marked alcohol content and possibility for can to rupture due to a secondary fermentation,” the recall notice reads.
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“Food products containing excess alcohol and carbonation may cause illness/injury if consumed”.
The affected cans have been available for sale from Bright Brewery directly, and at independent liquor retailers in NSW, ACT, Qld, Vic, Tas, SA & WA, and online.
The recall covers Batch PCD01 of the 355ml cans with a best before date of 05/11/21 printed on the base of the can.
“Our Pineapple Dream has turned into a Pineapple nightmare,” Bright Brewery marketing manager Laura Gray said.
“We really pushed the boundaries with this beer, adding 30% pineapple juice to the brew, and every time you add a non-traditional ingredient to beer, you increase the risk of something going wrong.
“The nature of experimenting with beer unfortunately means that not all your experiments will go to plan.
“When we learnt about this issue, we immediately enacted our Independent Brewers Association-approved Product Recall Plan, and have notified all relevant state and federal health authorities.”
People are being told not to drink or open the affected cans and to dispose of them safely.
“Please contact Bright Brewery for safe disposal instructions and to arrange reimbursement,” the recall notice reads.
For more information on this recall, click here.