Bell's Mercury Recalled

Discussion in 'Beer News & Releases' started by antoneloc, Dec 23, 2014.

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  1. antoneloc

    antoneloc Aug 24, 2014 Michigan

    Just received word from my Bell's distributor to pull all Mercury from my coolers. Not many details at this time, but hold on before cracking into any more. Too bad, I really liked it.

    edit// I'll update this post if I hear more.
     
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  2. otispdriftwood

    otispdriftwood Dec 9, 2011 Colorado

    I'll be the first. I know Bell's was doing a planet thing, but recalling Mercury, well, it's ironic, isn't it?
     
  3. Jeremy_H

    Jeremy_H Apr 16, 2013 Illinois

    Why is it ironic?
     
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  4. luwak

    luwak Mar 2, 2010 Arizona

    Pluto isn't even a planet!

    Besides Mercury was better last year....

    Pulling it shouldnt be too hard...good thing you dont have to pull Jupiter:

    http://xkcd.com/681/
     
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  5. AnalogErik

    AnalogErik Jul 23, 2013 Minnesota

    Uhh, i drank mine yesterday, tasted fine to me.....
     
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  6. mborden

    mborden Jan 28, 2009 New York

  7. antoneloc

    antoneloc Aug 24, 2014 Michigan

    Word is "something with the glass". Brings to mind the Corona recall a few months back. I'm guessing some shavings or grit were found in some bottles. I've drank 6 in the past week, and I'm still standing, but better safe than sorry.
     
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  8. szmnnl99

    szmnnl99 Apr 3, 2006 Michigan

    My beer guy called (yeah I know) and said that some of the bottles chipped/cracked when capped so there is a possibility of glass in the beer.
     
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  9. PaulyB83

    PaulyB83 Sep 1, 2013 Michigan

    Just called the General Store, it's just a certain batch.
     
  10. szmnnl99

    szmnnl99 Apr 3, 2006 Michigan

    Did they say which batch?
     
  11. PaulyB83

    PaulyB83 Sep 1, 2013 Michigan

    No the guy on the other end didn't seem to know that much, just that it was one batch and that other batches are fine. Still have quite a bit at the General Store he said. The bottles I have are batch #13722 and packaged on 12/04 and they are fine.
     
  12. szmnnl99

    szmnnl99 Apr 3, 2006 Michigan

    So it would be obvious if there was a problem? Not sure exactly what the issue is as my beer guy probably heard it 3rd hand.
     
  13. DrinktotheDead

    DrinktotheDead Feb 11, 2014 Michigan
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    I called earlier today after my beer dealer asked me if I had any, and if so to return it. The cafe bartender had not heard anything, so they put me on with the Production manager. He confirmed there was a report of a single bottle that contained a piece of glass and they were still investigating whether this was an isolated incident or not, they had not issued a recall as of around 2 p.m. he even offered to take my number and call me with the results, which i didn't feel like bothering him with.
     
  14. lavellen

    lavellen Mar 24, 2008 Michigan

    Hi guys, it wasn't a beer quality issue. It was just a certain bottle type that has minor defects. Others in the past led to improper seals or other minor "bottle meets cap" quality issues (oxidation, leaking, other mundane things) but bells is careful and wants the consumer to get the best stuff in their cup :slight_smile:
     
  15. Droopy487

    Droopy487 Dec 3, 2013 Tennessee

    I drank one last night. The cap was so loose when I put my bottle opener on it I didn't even apply much pressure and it fell off. No carbonation, no fizz or anything. I was going to email Bells tonight and I just saw this thread and it reminded me to do so. The beer was flat...total drain pour.
     
  16. szmnnl99

    szmnnl99 Apr 3, 2006 Michigan

    I've had 2 so far and bottles are fine.
     
  17. Rawbster

    Rawbster Jul 25, 2014 North Carolina

    I just drank one an hour ago... It wasn't amazing, but certainly didn't taste tainted or anything
     
  18. PsilohsaiBiN

    PsilohsaiBiN Aug 10, 2010 New York

    I heard they accidentally added mercury to the boil.
     
  19. gillagorilla

    gillagorilla Feb 27, 2013 Maryland

    They should have recalled Venus.
     
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  20. Krice99

    Krice99 Nov 1, 2014 Illinois

    Agree!!!
     
  21. bman_85

    bman_85 Sep 10, 2012 Wisconsin

    Advice from someone who works where the bottles were made: return them. I have been off a few days for the holiday so I have not heard what the actual defect was, but it's not worth the risk.
     
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  22. otispdriftwood

    otispdriftwood Dec 9, 2011 Colorado


    Oh, I dunno. Mercury found in food products, food products recalled. Beer called Mercury, beer recalled. Ironic, OK?
     
  23. RexBanner

    RexBanner Jun 16, 2014 New York

    I'm going to agree with your agreement.
     
  24. PaulyB83

    PaulyB83 Sep 1, 2013 Michigan

    God help us if they do that with Uranus.
     
  25. Grand-Raggedy

    Grand-Raggedy Jun 28, 2014 Michigan

    They should have recalled Venus for being so awful.
     
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  26. szmnnl99

    szmnnl99 Apr 3, 2006 Michigan

    If the bottle isn't cracked, I don't see the need to return.
     
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  27. bman_85

    bman_85 Sep 10, 2012 Wisconsin

    From what I heard it is what is called a wire edge. Inside of finish could be sharp or tiny pieces of glass can break off. Don't drink it.
     
  28. PorterLambic

    PorterLambic Nov 26, 2003 Florida

    Damn, I've got a bottle of Venus just arrived from points north. Planning on sharing it. Probably still will.
     
  29. PaulyB83

    PaulyB83 Sep 1, 2013 Michigan

    It seems to be a love it or hate it beer, you may love it so keep an open palette. Cheers.
     
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  30. JackXCI

    JackXCI Mar 7, 2013 North Carolina

    Mercury is in retrograde then??
     
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  31. JayORear

    JayORear Feb 22, 2012 Pennsylvania
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  32. nc41

    nc41 Sep 25, 2008 North Carolina
    Society Trader

    I have up after drain pouring Mars.
     
  33. beerjerk666

    beerjerk666 Aug 22, 2010 Florida
    Society Trader

    Was really excited when I heard about this series from Bell's! Unfortunate news for Bell's.
     
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  34. parrotsnest

    parrotsnest Aug 16, 2010 Washington

    Yet they charged people to drink Venus..
     
  35. pitweasel

    pitweasel Jun 11, 2007 New York

    Did they find traces of tuna in it?
     
  36. szmnnl99

    szmnnl99 Apr 3, 2006 Michigan

    If you fill out the form on Bell's website, what do they tell you?
     
  37. Ckoz

    Ckoz Feb 15, 2014 Michigan
    Trader

    I filled out a form a week or so ago and today got a letter with a $25 gift code to use online with free shipping as well. Pretty cool considering I only bought one bottle..I just filled out the form to see what the response would be.

    Impressive for sure. Bells is top notch.
     
  38. stealth

    stealth Dec 16, 2011 Minnesota

    Shit, I thought that was just roughage added to the beer...
     
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