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Discussion in 'Beer Talk' started by LucyB, Apr 11, 2019.

  1. LucyB

    LucyB Initiate (0) Apr 11, 2019

    I purchased a case of Michelob Ultra Pure Gold Organic Light Lager cans, and one of the cans inside was a Corona Premier. Are the two beers packaged in the same facility that they got mixed up? I couldn’t find anything that says they are or are not. I am concerned about drinking the beer and wondering if it was tampered with. Anyone ever ran into this or feel I should be concerned?
  2. Vitacca

    Vitacca Defender (691) Sep 15, 2010 Wisconsin
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    Was the case properly glued/sealed or was it taped?
  3. LucyB

    LucyB Initiate (0) Apr 11, 2019

  4. GrumpyGas

    GrumpyGas Meyvn (1,416) Apr 7, 2009 Illinois

    That is fantastic!!

    I can't wait to hear from the retailer/distributer/packager/brewer/
    owner/board of directors/barber/con man.
  5. jimmyfishkin

    jimmyfishkin Aspirant (203) Nov 17, 2008 Wisconsin

    Kinda like finding an onion ring mixed in with your fries?
  6. PapaGoose03

    PapaGoose03 Poo-Bah (2,344) May 30, 2005 Michigan

    I'd contact the Michelob customer service folks and report it as possible tampering. Let them tell you whether you should be concerned. Certainly they would know if these two beers are packaged at the same facility. And I think they would really like to investigate it since tampering after packaging could be involved here if these beers are not packaged at the same facility.
  7. bmulari

    bmulari Initiate (56) Jan 16, 2014 Nebraska

    @LucyB - This could have happened at the distributor. If product is received damaged (packages or bottles/cans do show up broken or are damaged during storage), the non damaged product will be repackaged by the distributor to the extent it can be. This would be my guess, assuming your local Michelob distributor also sells Corona. Still wouldn't hurt to check in!
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  8. damasta414

    damasta414 Initiate (42) Mar 7, 2017 Wisconsin

    Chalk it up to divine intervention and call it a day.
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  9. HouseofWortship

    HouseofWortship Zealot (580) May 3, 2016 Illinois

    A Mexican beer hiding in a case of American organic light beer? Sounds like a beer smuggling ring....

    I'd notify ICE....BUD ICE.
  10. NeroFiddled

    NeroFiddled Poo-Bah (10,601) Jul 8, 2002 Pennsylvania
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    I LOVE THAT !!!
  11. croush

    croush Crusader (705) Mar 20, 2015 Illinois

    I didn't expect to comment on this, but I would probably take it back to the store if it had happened to me.
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  12. flat_lander

    flat_lander Devotee (469) May 11, 2016 Illinois
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    I always eat the rogue onion ring. Do the same with the beer and report back. If we never hear from OP again, we'll know it was tampering. The power of science compels you.
  13. HouseofWortship

    HouseofWortship Zealot (580) May 3, 2016 Illinois

    Did you ever get one of those rogue onion rings with the band aid on it?
  14. BLA1R

    BLA1R Initiate (48) Sep 1, 2015 Illinois

    I found a really nice doubleheaded screwdriver in a sealed 18 pack of bottles one time like ten years ago
  15. jesskidden

    jesskidden Meyvn (1,440) Aug 10, 2005 New Jersey

    The two beers are not brewed or packaged in the same brewery BUT it is possible both companies buy their cans from the same manufacturer and a stray Corona Premium can made it into an Anheuser-Busch shipment. Not sure if the "lids" on the AB or Corona cans are embossed with the brewery name - that'd be one hint. And I'd look on the bottom for the dating - if it's the same as on the Michelob cans, that'd answer your question. Can lines in large breweries are fast - 2000 cans per minute IIRC - and though there are systems for finding damaged or low-fill cans, a wrong can might get through.

    Pretty hard to tamper with a sealed beer can inside a factory sealed case. And if someone was trying to tamper with a beer, why would they do it with a can of the wrong beer?
    #15 jesskidden, Apr 13, 2019 at 2:16 PM
    Last edited: Apr 13, 2019 at 2:24 PM
  16. rgordon

    rgordon Savant (909) Apr 26, 2012 North Carolina

    Exactly. The Corona just may be an improvement, but I'll reserve judgement.
  17. nc41

    nc41 Poo-Bah (1,735) Sep 25, 2008 North Carolina

    I wouldn’t sweat it being cans, there’s no way to tamper with it, if it was a bottle I’d bring it back to where I bought it.
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  18. flat_lander

    flat_lander Devotee (469) May 11, 2016 Illinois
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    Have not, but that's kind of what I envision that Rogue Sriracha beer tasting like.
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  19. GetMeAnIPA

    GetMeAnIPA Zealot (563) Mar 28, 2009 California

    I wouldn’t think anything of it an just drink it.
  20. Buckeye55

    Buckeye55 Disciple (392) Jan 11, 2019 North Carolina

    As stated, being cans, tampering would not seem to be a concern. I would agree that it is a mabufacturing line can foulup. Drink it, it's probably Michelob hiding in a Corona can.
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  21. Prince_Casual

    Prince_Casual Disciple (306) Nov 3, 2012 District of Columbia

    Serves you right for buying that schwill /s

    But really, you joined BA just to ask this? Return to where you bought it, or move on. Why did you expect strangers on the internet would be able to help you, with this "situation"?
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  22. AZBeerDude72

    AZBeerDude72 Poo-Bah (1,511) Jun 10, 2016 Arizona
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    This is sold in cans? I have only seen it in bottles.
  23. rgordon

    rgordon Savant (909) Apr 26, 2012 North Carolina

    Because it's like poking a stick in a hornet's nest.....
  24. lester619

    lester619 Devotee (497) Apr 17, 2009 Wisconsin

    Don't you love it when that happens?
  25. lester619

    lester619 Devotee (497) Apr 17, 2009 Wisconsin

    Just drink that one last when everything tastes the same. That's kind of weird but as long as the cans are sealed there's nothing wrong with them.
  26. readyski

    readyski Aspirant (234) Jun 4, 2005 California

    Yeah my first thought was "you may not even notice". But you gotta contact Michelob, cause you might just get a t shirt out of this.
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  27. Prince_Casual

    Prince_Casual Disciple (306) Nov 3, 2012 District of Columbia

    You never can have enough rags around the house for cleaning muddy boots or the rims on your vehicle
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  28. spicoli00

    spicoli00 Zealot (598) Jul 6, 2005 Indiana

    Hey we found a dead mouse in our beer, eh. That means you owe us a free case.
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  29. pat61

    pat61 Poo-Bah (5,295) Dec 29, 2010 Minnesota

    Could have happened anywhere between where the can were printed and the retailer.
  30. NickTheGreat

    NickTheGreat Devotee (473) Oct 28, 2010 Iowa

    I wouldn't be bothered by this, but I'd be very curious of how it could happen.
  31. BayAreaJoe

    BayAreaJoe Crusader (731) Nov 23, 2017 California
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  32. CaptainHate

    CaptainHate Zealot (548) Apr 22, 2006 Ohio

    This sounds like the type of irritating crap which prior to reading this I thought only happens to me. Thanks for sharing.