It’s no wonder that beer drinking can be dangerous, but Sam Adams drinkers now have more to fear than just cirrhosis of the liver. The Boston brewing company issued a voluntary recall of a number of 12 oz. beer bottles today after it was discovered that some third party manufactured bottles have to the potential to contain shards of glass.
During a routine bottle inspection at one of our breweries, we detected possible defects in a small percentage of bottles resulting in the random presence of bits of glass, most the size of grains of sand, but some small slivers in some bottles as well. Based on this sample, we quickly began testing bottles of Samuel Adams at all of our breweries and identified that the problem appeared to be isolated to a single glass plant of the five that supply us…
The potentially affected bottles are easily identified by a raised letter and number visible on the bottom edge of the bottle. Affected bottles are embossed with the digits â€œN35â€ followed by the letters â€œOIâ€. Please see the photo below. Bottles with this coding should not be drunk. SamuelAdams.com
Kudos to Sam Adams for taking quick action and recalling the bad bottles, but I guess it doesn’t take much commonsense to realize that feeding glass to beer drinkers isn’t good for business. If you think you may have a tainted batch of glass infested beer, SA advises you to throw it out, in which case you may be eligible for a refund here (make sure you have at least one bottle left though, you’ll need the embossed numbers on the bottom).