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Old 04-07-2008, 11:30 PM   #1
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Boston Beer Voluntarily Recalls Select Bottles of Samuel Adams Beer
2008-04-07 13:15 (New York)


BOSTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--April 07, 2008
The Boston Beer Company (BBC) today announced a voluntary recall of select 12 oz glass bottles of its Samuel Adams beer which may contain small grains or bits of glass. The precautionary recall comes after routine quality control inspections at the Company's Cincinnati brewery detected defects in certain beer bottles, manufactured by a third-party glass bottle supplier that might cause small bits of glass to break off and possibly fall into the bottle. The affected bottles come from only one of the five glass plants that supply the Company with bottles. This plant supplies about 25% of BBC bottles. While the Company believes that the number of bottles from this plant that actually contain glass is significantly less than 1%, it took this measure to protect the safety of its drinkers.

The affected products are embossed on the base of the bottles with the following marking: The letter "N" followed by the number "35"
followed by the letters "OI".

The following products are not being recalled:

Samuel Adams draft beer

24oz bottles of Samuel Adams

Samuel Adams Utopias

Samuel Adams Triple Bock

Bottles with embossed code N08 followed by the letters "OI"

Bottles with embossed code N17 followed by the letters "OI"

Bottles with embossed code N26 followed by the letters "OI"

Bottles with embossed code N31 followed by the letters "OI"

Consumers who have purchased beer in the defective bottles are advised not to drink it and dispose of the product. The Company will issue a full refund on potentially affected product.

The Company has had no reports of any consumer injury but the presence of small bits of glass in the bottle could pose a health risk under certain circumstances. While the possibility of injury to an individual consumer is very low, people who bite or swallow a fragment could possibly be injured. Anyone who has consumed beer from an affected bottle and becomes ill, or shows signs of complications, should see a physician immediately.

Boston Beer has stopped distributing all products in the defective bottles. Additionally, the Company's direction to its wholesalers is to hold all of the affected products in their warehouses, and to remove it from retail shelves immediately.

For additional information, consumers are encouraged to contact The Boston Beer Company at 1-888-674-5159 or access the company's recall Web site at http://consumerinfo.samadams.com.

"We are disappointed and disturbed by this development, and we are doing everything we can to address the situation," said Jim Koch, founder and brewer of the Boston Beer Company. "Since our founding, we have never issued a product recall for any reason, and are deeply disappointed that these bottles did not meet our quality standards.
Brewing great beer is not enough. Because of these bottles supplied to us from an outside vendor, we didn't live up to our drinker's expectations. Our brewers, management, and all employees remain committed to doing everything possible to resolve this situation quickly, and to ensure the safety of our drinkers and the quality of our beer."
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Old 04-07-2008, 11:35 PM   #2
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Wow I just checked I guess Ill have to take back that case of Utopias. Sigh.
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Old 04-07-2008, 11:39 PM   #3
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The following products are not being recalled:

Samuel Adams draft beer

24oz bottles of Samuel Adams

Samuel Adams Utopias

Samuel Adams Triple Bock
utopias should be ok
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Old 04-07-2008, 11:42 PM   #4
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<<<<This guy defiantly doesn't have a case of Utopias! The coin it would cost to buy that many Utopias would be better spend on tuition.
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Old 04-08-2008, 12:57 AM   #5
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Anyone ever taste Utopias? I had some the other week at a beer festival and it doesn't really taste like beer. It's more like a cognac or a brandy or something. Definitely interesting but not really for me and definitely not at that price

 
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Old 04-08-2008, 12:58 AM   #6
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I think thats what they are going for.
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Old 04-08-2008, 12:59 AM   #7
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Or you may have gotten a bad bottle Ive heard it tasted alot like Bud.
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Old 04-08-2008, 05:27 AM   #8
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Wow I just checked I guess Ill have to take back that case of Utopias. Sigh.
Like you can afford it...
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Old 04-08-2008, 06:04 AM   #9
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When were these sold? I drank a sixer last weekend of the longshot
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Old 04-08-2008, 07:11 AM   #10
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I'm still trying to find the longshot...
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