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h4mmy86

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Just bought a Devils Backbone sampler pack at the local grocery store, got home, opened the box and there is green fuzzy mold growing in spots on some of the labels. Should I complain? It was the last sampler of its kind so I kind of want to keep it. I don't want to complain to the brewery, as is likely the store or distributor at fault... Thoughts?
 

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I'd open 1 and see if the beer is ok (probably is). If it's not, then return it.

Clean the bottles off.
 
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Funny thing, It's only on the White Stag IPAs, not the other bottles. I'm sipping a dark lager now and it seems fine. Perhaps a little oxidized (temperature fluctuation?) or perhaps just paranoia. I'm far from BJCP certified so I could be wrong. I sprayed the bottles with StarSan and will try one shortly.
 

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If the beer is holding pressure the mold is sealed away from the inside.
 

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My guess is at some point, they got wet or something and didn't dry out properly. As long as the bottles are sealed, I'd say they are probably good.
 
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