In an ironic twist of fate, Bend-based 10 Barrel Brewing Co. has announced a voluntary recall of its summer-seasonal beer "Swill" due to unintended "secondary fermentation" in bottles that can cause over-carbonation. In an announcement posted on Facebook, the brewery is "asking that consumers immediately dispose of any Swill already purchased" in 12-ounce or 22-ounce bottles. The announcement, in part:
Swill is brewed with a completely different process than any of our other beers, isolating this issue to only Swill. This recall does not affect any of 10 Barrel Brewing's other products... We take the utmost pride in producing an extremely high quality product and continuously striving for new and innovative beers to send to the consumer. Unfortunately in this instance, despite a rigorous testing and brewing quality-check process, we didn't hit the mark.
10 Barrel has already pulled the product from wholesale customers and retail shelves, and those interested in refunds can contact the brewery at this email. Meanwhile, 10 Barrel promises a new seasonal will be unleashed in the coming weeks, and its upcoming Pearl District brewpub is still under construction.
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