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Popular beer is recalled over fears it could explode because it contains too much alcohol

A popular beer is being pulled from the shelves over fears it could explode and cause serious injury.

Ballistic Beer Co has issued a recall of its Twang Brambleberry Sour Beer in New South Wales, Queensland, Victoria and South Australia.

The products include the 375ml can and the 24-can carton produced on July 10 and 13, expiring in April next year. 

Food regulators say the affected batch could pose a food safety hazard, with the beer having a higher alcoholic content due to a secondary fermentation.

This could result in the cans ‘popping open’ due to second fermentation process.

The impacted batch will have the following markings: 

The beers were brewed by Ballistic Beer Co, ironically named after an extreme or sudden ‘explosion’ like a missile.

Ballistic Beer Co said the source of the 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,’ the company said in a statement on its website.

‘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 [email protected] 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.’

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