Effective immediately, we are issuing a recall of this year’s batch of Sour Cherry Einhorn.

Over time, some of these cans have the potential to become over-carbonated, causing gushing when opened. In the worst case scenario, enough pressure can build up causing unopened cans to explode. This is due to brewer’s yeast, which we thought had all been removed, consuming the last bit of sugars from the cherry purée we used in this beer.

If you have already consumed this beer, there is nothing to worry about. The only reason for the recall is the potential for over-carbonation. The other releases, Raspberry Lemon and Tropical, are unaffected.

If you have purchased Sour Cherry Einhorn, please keep it refrigerated. This will prevent any yeast activity. The warmer the beer is, the higher the potential for activity. If the cans are very firm to the touch or have obvious bulging on the lid or bottom of the can, we recommend opening the cans outdoors or over a sink - treat it like a champagne bottle. Slowly open the tab to release any pressure before opening all the way. The beer is safe to drink, if you choose to do so.

For those interested, we will be issuing full refunds through our taproom at 3001 Industrial Terrace, either in cash ($10/6-pack) or with a new 6-pack of your choice. We can also issue digital gift cards if you would prefer. We’ll honor this even if you don’t have the full 6-pack left. We highly recommend emptying the cans before driving with them. Please note that the place of purchase will not be able to issue a refund - it has to be done at our brewery.

If you have any questions, comments, or concerns, please contact us at recall@austinbeerwoks.com or 512-821-2494.

We’d like to apologize to all of our customers for failing to meet the level of quality you deserve. It’s our first recall in over 9 years of business, but it’s still one too many.