Earlier this week, Real Ale Brewing announced a voluntary recall of select cases of Hans’ Pils 12-pack bottles and Devil’s Backbone 6-pack bottles due to a potential glass defect that could cause small pieces of glass to break off and fall into the bottle.
According to the Blanco-based brewery that turned 20 this year, the recall affects fewer than 500 cases that were delivered to retailers in North and Central Texas. Real Ale said that they haven’t received any reports of injury or defective bottles from consumers, but they are recalling very specific 6- and 12-packs just in case.
From a press release distributed by the company:
The recall includes two brewery production dates of Devil’s Backbone 6-pack bottles delivered to retail accounts in North Texas, and one production date of Hans’ Pils 12-pack bottles delivered to retail accounts in Austin, San Antonio, and the Hill Country areas. Real Ale is currently working with our distributor to remove any of the potentially affected bottles from the retail accounts in these markets.
Customers who have purchased Hans’ Pils 12-pack bottles or Devil’s Backbone 6-pack bottles can check the bottle codes on the back label to identify if the bottles are part of the recall, per the best before (BB) dates outlined below. If bottles are found with the impacted BB dates, they should not be opened or consumed. This recall is only for these particular brands with the following dates, and does not apply to any other Real Ale products.
Real Ale says that consumers can receive a refund for their purchase of the affected products by providing a picture of the back label and the name of the retail account where they bought the product by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Still not sure if that beer in your fridge is OK? You can see photos of the labels on the affected bottles by going to realalebrewing.com.