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Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Eye Witness Account: SWILL Beer Explosion!

Posted By on Wed, Jul 30, 2014 at 4:26 PM

While some of you haters may say that I had it coming—what, for liking 10 Barrel's Swill beer and all, a not terribly popular "radler" that is essentially a grapefruit juice watered-down summer drink. But here's the rub: I love the "beer." It is lighter and I can drink more in one sitting. I'd even call it refreshing. Sue me.  

But on Monday night, settling into the NBC's American Ninja Warrior (greatest show on TV), I opened a bottle of Swill and it "exploded." Now, I understand that "exploded" is a technical term. It was more like an elementary school experiment—you know the one where you mix baking soda and vinegar to create a homemade volcano.

Normally, I simply soldier forward and say: "Hey, it's safe. I bought it in a store." But the bottle kept bubbling, just pouring out foam. Something seemed amiss. Sort of like Russian roulette, I opened a second bottle. When nothing happened, I figured, oh well, what are the chances for E.Coli? Third bottle: Fine. Fourth bottle: Explosion. Fifth bottle: Fizzing, half-ass explosion. 

It was no surprise to find out today that 10 Barrel has recalled their Swill—and probably sent me in search of a new summer drink. 

Question #1:  Any suggestions for a new summer drink?
Question #2:  10 Barrel, do I get my money back? 


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