You may want to check that bottle of hard cider in your fridge before popping it open. Angry Orchard has voluntarily recalled certain cases (24-packs), 12-packs, and six-packs of its Crisp Apple Hard Cider. The reason: the bottle may burst or overflow upon opening. Bottles manufactured on two dates — June 15 and June 29 — have shown signs of undergoing a secondary fermentation, which produces additional carbonation. The good news: if consumed, the cider won't make you sick, though it may taste a bit off.
The Boston-Beer-owned company is recalling the following:
- Cases and 12-packs marked with "Freshness Matters" codes beginning with "June 2016 1665C" that immediately follow with four digits between the range of 0001 and 0700 and those with "Freshness Matters" codes beginning with "June 2016 1805C" that immediately follow with four digits between the range of 0001 through 0545.
- Individual bottles with an inkjet code (printed on the glass below the neck label) that falls within the range of C16650001 and C16650530 or between C18050001 and C18050415.
Angry Orchard will issue a full refund to customers with affected bottles; be sure to safely dispose of the bottle outside.