.

Beer NameBreweryVintage/BatchNotesSourcesDate Added

.

AbyssDeschutes2009Most bottles have a varying degrees of sourness, storage temperature seems to play a large part in the quality of the beer. Contact Deschutes for refund.Personal experience, reviews and Deschutes.2/17/2011

.

Angel's Share BourbonLost Abbey2009 bottlesMost bottles are flat. These issues are not reported when this beer is served on tap.2/17/2010

.

Angel's Share BrandyLost Abbey07, '08, '10 bottlesFlat bottles. 375ml. Also reports of moderate to severe sourness in many bottles from '07 &'10. These issues are not reported when this beer is served on tap.http://beeradvocate.com/forum/read/3783832 and reviews. 2/17/2010

.

Angel's Share Grand CruLost AbbeyOne-offThis beer is a blend of Angel's Share Bourbon and Brandy. There have been many reports of bottles that have gone sour and/or exhibited extremely low carbonation and thinning body. The problem can be traced back to issues with the Brandy Barrel aged portion of the blend. Reviews note aromas and flavors of sour grape juice and a languid mouthfeel. These issues seem isolated to bottles, and are not reported when the beer is served on tap. 2/17/2010

.

Apprentice Series NatashaWhite BirchOne-offMany reports of over-carbonation, often times resulting in gushing. Often times a light funkiness is percieveable in the aroma. A thinned body with a sharp over-carbonation has been reported. Over-carbonation seems to be the most prevalent issue here. http://beeradvocate.com/beer/profile/20417/62962/?sort=low&start=02/17/2010

.

Bare Tree Weiss WineTwo BrothersVintage 2005The majority of reviews note green apple and grape sourness found in both the aroma and flavor. http://beeradvocate.com/beer/profile/689/27526/?view=beer&sort=latest&start=09/22/2011

.

Barrel Aged BarleywineWhite Birch2010There seems to be about a 50% chance of getting an infected bottle at this time. 2/17/2011

.

Barrel Aged DecadenceAlesmithBrewed '08, Bottled '11Brewer reports that this barleywine has taken on some sourness from the barrels. They have chosen to release it, stating that the flavors are not undesirable. This beer is on this list because I think it is important that potential traders know that this beer has soured. It is being released as is.http://beernews.org/2011/05/alesmith-barrel-aged-2008-decadence-2009-speedway-stout-release-date-set/5/18/2011

.

Barrel Aged Old Bat RastardFreetail Brewing Company2011Infections stemming from the barrels. Hints of sour cherries, apples and other fruits reported in both the aroma and flavor as well as high levels of carbonation and a thinned body. 2/17/2010

.

Barrel-Aged Wake Up DeadLeft HandOne-offQC issues vary, most report a strong plastic/rubber taste and very thin body.2/17/2010

.

Barreled & PorteredJackie O'sBottled 11/28/09Infected according to the brewer.Brewer has personally stated that this beer is infected. 2/17/2010

.

Bellaire Brown AleShort'sMany reports of sourness, funkiness and other off flavors and aromas. Consume fresh and keep refrigerated. 10/5/2011

.

Black Butte XXIIDeschutesBottled in 2010Cocoa butter separated in the bottles and Deschutes disposed of all bottles. The problem does not effect kegs, but these kegs were limited to Deschutes' pub in order to regulate their quality. Because the issue never made it out of Deschutes' hands, it is highly unlikely that a consumer would come across beer effected by this issue. http://brewpublic.com/brewpubs/deschutes-celebrates-22-years/2/17/2010

.

Black CaulrdonGrand TetonBottled 01/21/10Few reports of infection but some nonetheless. Perhaps more than the 01/21/10 as well.2/17/2010

.

Black Damnation IDe StruiseBatch 1Excessive foaming and carbonation. Sour cherry, metal, solvent, chemical, funky and ashy flavors and aromas reported. (regular Black Damnation)2/17/2010

.

Black TotAveryBrewed 2009Batch infection from rum barrels. Contact Avery for refund. 2/17/2010

.

BorisAlpine Beer Co2/17/2010

.

Bourbon Barrel Imperial StoutBerkshire2008-092/17/2010

.

Bourbon Barrel StoutOdellBatch 1&2Recall issued on second batch and it was pulled from shelves in most retailers.http://odellbrewing.com/bourbon-barrel-stout-concern2/17/2010

.

Campeador - Rurik AleCigar City2010Funky and sour aromas have been reported, these off flavors translate into the flavor as well. Infection has been attributed to the Buffalo Trace barrel used in aging. Email joe@cigarcitybrewing.com if you have issues with any Cigar City beer. 2/17/2010

.

Chocarrubica
Grado PlatoReported aromas of sourness, berries and plastic. Gushing over carbonation and off flavors of sour fruits and berries. 2/17/2010

.

Churchill's Finest HourPort Brewing Company2010 (gold wax)Classic indicators of excessive carbonation, sour cherry and plastic are reported. 2/17/2010

.

Crème Brulee Java StoutKuhnhenn05, '09Many flat bottles, some reports of excessive acidity and rarely, some sourness.2/17/2010

.

Cup A Joe Coffee Crème StoutShort's2009"...a few isolated issues w/ spoiled product out in the field and most were directly related to beer styles in which we Incorporated exotic specialty ingredients. Pretty much all of the issues were directly related to mishandling. Secondary fermentation can set in and when the product gets opened, the beer will foam over due to over carbonation..."Brewery is quoted in notes section. 2/17/2010

.

Cuvee DelphineDe StruiseVintage 2009Seems to be a varying degree of sour, funky notes and over carbonation in most cases.2/17/2010

.

Dogfather (Bourbon Barrel Aged)Laughing Dog Brewing7/18/2011

.

Framboise De Amorosa
Lost AbbeyOver carbonated, very often to the point of extreme gushing.7/18/2011

.

FredHair of the Dogat least batches 46,53,66,Numerous batches over the years exhibit exessive carbo and slight sour cherry notes. 2/17/2010

.

FriekOdellOne-offFlat bottles. No off flavors have surfaced. I'm still waiting on a reply from Odell about this issue. Reviews, personal experience. 6/16/2011

.

Good HumansShort'sVaries"...a few isolated issues w/ spoiled product out in the field and most were directly related to beer styles in which we Incorporated exotic specialty ingredients. Pretty much all of the issues were directly related to mishandling. Secondary fermentation can set in and when the product gets opened, the beer will foam over due to over carbonation..."Brewery is quoted in notes section. 2/17/2010

.

HeliosVictory Brewing CompanyOct 26 and Dec 10, 2009A flaw in the bottle conditioning process has caused excessive carbonation, that can exceed the breaking point of the bottle. The brewery issued a recall on these bottles, as they pose a risk of exploding bottles. The flaw does not affect flavor or aroma. ***It is important to note that the recall has ended and all current bottles of Helios are unaffected. http://victorybeer.com/blog/helios-recall-expired/2/17/2010

.

HiverannoOdellInitial CO releaseOdell has decided to delay the release of Hiveranno to states outside of CO; citing: "There may be a small portion of bottles that could have lower than anticipated carbonation levels or even flat in the market... we have decided to hold back the majority of this beer to allow for further bottle conditioning times." contact cheers@odellbrewing.com to have flat bottles replaced. http://odellbrewing.com/hiveranno-release-delayed7/1/2011

.

Hop 15Port Brewing Company2010Many flat bottles from various batches.http://beeradvocate.com/forum/read/3931280#39319442/17/2010

.

Imperial StoutBoulevard2011 Batch 2Tainted with Brett. The brewery is offering refunds. http://www.boulevard.com/beers/imperial-stout-annoucement [1]http://www.boulevard.com/beers/imperial-stout-annoucement2/17/2010

.

Improvisación Oatmeal RyeCigar CityBatch 1Strong bleu cheese notes. Email joe@cigarcitybrewing.com if you have issues with any Cigar City beer. 2/17/2010

.

Jefferson Reserve Bourbon StoutBluegrass Brewing CompanyNotched A (April) 09Over-carbonation, sourness and funkiness with a thinned body. Many consumers have had good experiences in contacting Bluegrass with issues. 2/17/2010

.

Kate The GreatPortsmouth2009Reportedly infected, though some claim it is a pronounced port wine flavor.2/17/2010

.

Keylime PieShort's"...a few isolated issues w/ spoiled product out in the field and most were directly related to beer styles in which we Incorporated exotic specialty ingredients. Pretty much all of the issues were directly related to mishandling. Secondary fermentation can set in and when the product gets opened, the beer will foam over due to over carbonation..."Brewery is quoted in notes section.2/17/2010

.

Louie's ReserveLake Louie2010No bottle variation, whole batch is infected2/17/2010

.

Maduro Oatmeal BrownCigar CityInfection issues limited to only one batch. The issues have been solved and fresh Maduro should be clean. Email joe@cigarcitybrewing.com if you have issues with any Cigar City beer. 2/17/2010

.

Marshal ZhukovCigar CityOct-10Flat bottles. Email joe@cigarcitybrewing.com if you have issues with any Cigar City beer. 2/17/2010

.

MatildaGoose IslandMultiple [2]Reports vary, most batches are clean. In many cases infection does not ruin beer.2/17/2010

.

MayhemKuhnhennApr-09Numerous flat bottles, some off notes of metal, teriyaki, sour cherry etc.2/17/2010

.

Mirror MirrorDeschutes2009Partial batch infection with wild yeast & bacteria from barrels. Contact brewer for refund. Personal experience, reviews and Deschutes.2/17/2010

.

MongoPort Brewing CompanyMany bottles exhibited strange floating chunks. The chunks are proteins that were precipitating out after bottling; bottling procedure has been changed and floaties are gone. Flavor and aroma are not affected.http://beeradvocate.com/forum/read/3931280#39319447/18/2011

.

Newport Storm- MarkCoastal ExremeOne-offStrong, classic infection characteristics of sourness, acidity and vinegary notes. 2/17/2010

.

Old HabitIthacaBatch E!017Gushing, funkiness, mineral taste and aroma and sour cherry notes. 2/17/2010

.

Olde BruneKuhnhennSummer Solstice 10Carbonation is reported to be very low and often times totally flat. 2/17/2010

.

Olde Rabbits FootOlde Hickory2009 (2010?)2009 has had a few reports of infection, 2010's batch may or may not be affected as well due to the blend containing 2010 Sexual Chocolate.2/17/2010

.

Older ViscosityPort Brewing CompanyMany flat bottles from various batches.2/17/2010

.

Orange Blossom Cream AleBuffalo Bill's Breweryshipped between January and July 2011The product is being recalled because contents of several bottles have been found to be fermenting, which causes additional pressure in the bottle. This may lead to sudden popping of the cap or rupturing of the bottle, which could pose a hazard from breaking glass. Immediate and careful disposal of the product is warranted. People who have already consumed the product are not at risk of illness or bad effects. Consumers may receive a full refund for any unused product by calling toll free at 1-(855)-890-3290.http://www.beernews.org/2011/08/buffalo-bills-orange-blossom-cream-ale-recalled/9/1/2011

.

PB & JShort's2009"...a few isolated issues w/ spoiled product out in the field and most were directly related to beer styles in which we Incorporated exotic specialty ingredients. Pretty much all of the issues were directly related to mishandling. Secondary fermentation can set in and when the product gets opened, the beer will foam over due to over carbonation...the use of nuts or anything containing fatty acids has proven to be a challenge, especially when refrigeration can not be guaranteed throughout the entire life of the product."Brewery is quoted in notes section.2/17/2010

.

Pike Entire - Wood Aged StoutPike Pub & Brewery2009Excessive carbonation that dominates the pour. Sour and tart aromas of cherries and bitter chocolate. Sour cherry off flavors. 2/17/2010

.

S'more StoutShort's"...a few isolated issues w/ spoiled product out in the field and most were directly related to beer styles in which we Incorporated exotic specialty ingredients. Pretty much all of the issues were directly related to mishandling. Secondary fermentation can set in and when the product gets opened, the beer will foam over due to over carbonation..."Brewery is quoted in notes section.2/17/2010

.

Santa's Little HelperPort Brewing Company2010Some bottles have strange blobs that is the result of an unexpected reaction the yeast had to unflaked oats. Flavor and aroma are not affected.http://beeradvocate.com/forum/read/3931280#39319447/18/2011

.

Santa's Little Helper - Bourbon Barrel AgedPort Brewing Company2009Many flat bottles have been reported.2/17/2010

.

Sexual ChocolateFoothills20102/17/2010

.

Sinner's BlendLost Abbey2009Many reports of flat bottles as well as off flavors including acidity, sourness and tartness.2/17/2010

.

SisyphusReal Ale Brewing Co.2007Over carbonated, sometimes gushing. Sour, acidic and band aid flavors and aromas. http://beeradvocate.com/beer/profile/458/7588/?sort=low&start=02/17/2010

.

Smoke From The Oak - Bourbon BarrelCaptain Lawrence BrewingBatch 1 (2007)SFTO Rum and Bourbon batch #1 -both bottled in 2007 were not intentionally inoculated, but did show signs of activity
SFTO Rum #2 -bottled in 2008 and not inoculated, did not show any signs of wild activity
SFTO Apple Brandy batch #1 & 2 -Not Inoculated with anything all the bottles we currently have stored do not show any signs of activity
Brewery quoted in notes section2/17/2010

.

Smoke From The Oak - Rum BarrelCaptain Lawrence BrewingBatch 1 (2007)"SFTO Rum and Bourbon batch #1 -both bottled in 2007 were not intentionally inoculated, but did show signs of activity
SFTO Rum #2 -bottled in 2008 and not inoculated, did not show any signs of wild activity
SFTO Apple Brandy batch #1 & 2 -Not Inoculated with anything all the bottles we currently have stored do not show any signs of activity "
Brewery quoted in notes section2/17/2010

.

SofieGoose Islandpackaged on 2/11/2011, 3/8/2011, 4/20/2011 [3]"During a routine tasting at our brewery we discovered a bottle of Sofie that had flavor attributes that were different than expected. We found the flavors associated with these samples could be variable from bottle to bottle within these 3 production batches. Some of the bottles in each batch are outside of our desired taste profile." http://www.gooseisland.com/pages/_a_note_from_the_brewmaster/106.php6/2/2011

.

Speedway StoutAlesmith2009Many bottles that were brewed in 2009 exhibited slight tart/sour notes. 2/17/2010

.

Strawberry Short's CakeShort's"...a few isolated issues w/ spoiled product out in the field and most were directly related to beer styles in which we Incorporated exotic specialty ingredients. Pretty much all of the issues were directly related to mishandling. Secondary fermentation can set in and when the product gets opened, the beer will foam over due to over carbonation..."
Brewery is quoted in notes section.2/17/2010

.

SueYazoo Brewing CompanyBottled 3rd wk Aug, '10The brewery stated that bottles of Sue bottled on the third week of August 2010 do not taste how they intended. The batch is exhibiting sour notes. Email them at linus@yazoobrew.com they will offer replacements. http://yazoobrew.blogspot.com/2010/11/problems-with-batch-of-sue-bottled-3rd.html2/17/2010

.

Two HeartedBell'sBatch 9663 & 9674Tainted with lacto that grew in lines in the bottling equipment. Bottled on 4/5/10 and 4/12/10http://www.bellsbeer.com/news/7-Two%20Hearted%20Ale%20Withdrawal%20-%20Batches%209663%20%26%2096742/17/2010

.

Uber GooberShort'sReports of sourness. Could be the factor that gives PB&J its sourness/infection. "...a few isolated issues w/ spoiled product out in the field and most were directly related to beer styles in which we Incorporated exotic specialty ingredients. Pretty much all of the issues were directly related to mishandling. Secondary fermentation can set in and when the product gets opened, the beer will foam over due to over carbonation...the use of nuts or anything containing fatty acids has proven to be a challenge, especially when refrigeration can not be guaranteed throughout the entire life of the product.
"
Brewery is quoted in notes section.2/17/2010

.

Uncle Steve's Irish StoutShort's2009"...a few isolated issues w/ spoiled product out in the field and most were directly related to beer styles in which we Incorporated exotic specialty ingredients. Pretty much all of the issues were directly related to mishandling. Secondary fermentation can set in and when the product gets opened, the beer will foam over due to over carbonation..."Brewery is quoted in notes section.2/17/2010

.

Whiskey Barrel Aged Double Pecan Porter(512) Brewing Company Batch 1, 2010 (Jack Daniel's Barrels) Sour taste, thin body, excessive carbonation; some times to the point of gushing. Storage temperature plays a significant role in severity of the issues. 2/17/2010

.

Chocolate AleBoulevard Brewing2011-1, 2011-2, 2011-3http://beernews.org/2012/02/boulevard-brewing-discovers-unintended-flavors-in-three-batches-of-chocolate-ale-offers-refund/http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UPBwB2L-WDw&feature=player_embedded2/17/2012

.

.

.

.

.

Disclaimer:This list is meant to be an informative tool for the craft beer drinking community, concerning batches of beer with known quality issues. This is not comprehensive and it will always be a work in progress. I do my best to research all claims and reports that are sent to me; I try to make a well educated decision before a beer is placed on this list. I do not intend for this to be seen as a blacklist, or to have any bad intentions towards any brewery. Nothing on this list is a reflection of my personal opinion for or against any beer, brewery or persons. If you see anything that doesn't belong on this list please BM me.

.

.

If you have any beers that you feel should be added to this list, please BM Mbpbugeye on BA.

.

.

.

Low number of reports. Issues are less severe.Issues are fairly common, but, in some cases, can be attributed to the handling and storage of the beer. These beers are beginning to be reported as exhibiting more severe levels of issues. Brewery has explicitly stated that the beer has severe issues or a vast majority of reviews or reports share the same experience of quality issues. The likelihood of getting a bad example is high and the off notes have begun to dominate the beer and have changed it's characteristics. Information not available, pending or unclear at this time. I need your help on this one!

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

[1] http://www.boulevard.com/beers/imperial-stout-annoucement --sethhohman
[2] bottled 4/1/10 12oz 4/17/10 12oz 4/22/10 12oz 5/20/10 12oz 4/16/10 650mL 5/21/10 650mL
[3] The 2/11/2011 batch is 650ml bottles, the 3/8/2011 and 4/20/2011 batches are 4 packs. --sethhohman Fri Jun 3 01:21:22 2011