Refermentation issue prompts sour beer recall

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Ballistic Beer Company is issuing a product recall notice for Twang Brambleberry Sour 375ml Cans & Kegs from ALL RETAIL STORES AND VENUES EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY.

Twang Brambleberry Batch 20117 PKD 10/07/20 & PKD 13/07/20 may be affected by refermentation in the can which could result in exploding cans. Twang Brambleberry kegs pose no safety issue however their quality may be impacted by the refermentation issue.

The source of this issue is still being investigated.

In the interest of customers’ safety and product quality Ballistic Beer Co. has decided to immediately recall all cans and kegs from the affected batch.

Consumers with recalled cans can either return them to their retailer for a full refund or they can email a picture of the bottom of the can/s together with their name and postal address to and the Ballistic team will send them a replacement can/s of our next Seasonal Beer release when it is released in 4-6 weeks.

Ballistic Beer Co. representatives are proactively contacting retailers and venues to ensure that all impacted product is removed from sale and stock credited in full.

Venues who have kegs of this product PKD on July 13, 2020 should contact their ICC sales representative for a full refund.

Ballistic Beer Co. operations and quality staff have been working with FSANZ and QLD Health to execute their product safety recall plan.

Ballistic Beer Co. has an extensive on-site and off-site quality program already in place and once our investigations are completed we will be implementing any changes required to prevent this issue from re-occurring in the future.

Customers that have any concerns should contact their Ballistic or ICC representative or call Ballistic Beer Co. on (07) 3277 6656 or email the Ballistic Recall hotline email

Ballistic Beer Co. apologises to retail customers and consumers for any inconvenience caused by this recall.

We thank our loyal customers and consumers for purchasing our beers and we will be working hard to ensure our future beers meet the high standards you have come to expect from Ballistic Beer Co.

The Independent Brewers Association has a Beer Recall Information Pack available to brewers facing a recall.

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