Victory Brewing Co. has issued a recall of its Belgian-inspired saison, Helios Ale. While its difficult believe - especially since the Downingtown brewery gets it right thousands of other times - the brewers botched the bottle conditioning process last year when bottling up a batch of the ale. The foul-up has resulted in overly carbonated beer, according to Victory’s Beer Blog. While there’s nothing unsafe about the ale itself, it’s extra bubbliness exceeds the bottles’ burst rating. Meaning: The bottles could potentially explode. The batches in question were bottled between October 26 and December 10, 2009. On its blog, Victory has posted extensive instructions on how to deal with a suspect bottle - if it doesn’t immediately turn into a beer geyser when carefully opened over a sink, they recommend drinking it promptly - and information on how to submit a claim for replacement of the beer’s value.
Product Safety Recall on 2009 Helios Ale [victorybeerblog]