Bob and Doug McKenzie will still have to wait for a mouse in their beer, but Stella Artois is dealing with their own Strange Brew issue. The Belgian brewer just issued a voluntary recall after discovering that some Stella bottles may contain pieces of glass in the beer.
This recall applies to Stella Artois 6-packs, 12-packs, 18-packs, 24-packs, “Best of Belgium” multi-packs in the U.S. and Canada, and Stella Artois Légère 6-packs and 12-packs in the U.S. All other Stella products are unaffected according to the company.
“The safety of our consumers is our top priority. While the number of potentially-affected glass bottles is very small, we are recalling these Stella Artois packages as a precautionary measure,” said Christina Choi, Global Brand VP, Stella Artois. “Our team of technical experts has been working with our third-party glass bottle supplier to ensure this packaging flaw has been addressed.”
The good news is that the number of recalled bottles is relatively small—less than 1% of the Stella sold in the North America.
The company made the decision to issue a recall after learning that bottles manufactured by a third party partner were defective. Specifically, some 11.2-ounce (330ml) bottles are displayed a pattern of chipping resulting in small pieces of glass falling into the beer.
Stella drinkers are cautioned to check the production code on the bottle against this list of codes to see if their bottles are affected. Additional info is available on the company’s web site. If you’re feeling analogue, you can just call a hotline set up to handle the recall 1-855-215-5824.