(Chicago, IL) – Like with the recent Bell’s Brewery recent recall, this is nothing dangerous, just a quality control issue. See more below . . .
“We have some Matilda bottles with potential sourness, which is out of our spec, and have issued a withdrawal from the market for the affected batches. No other Goose Island beers are affected, only the following bottles of Matilda.
We brew Matilda with brettanomyces (brett) yeast, which is critical to the complex flavor
development of the beer. Brett naturally adds acidity to Matilda, giving our beer a slightly
sour finish. The affected batches, in addition to brett, have active lactobacillus, which will
add a level of sourness outside our standard. Lactobacillus, like brett, is common in many
Belgian Ales. Many Goose Island barrel aged beers ferment with both brett and lactobacillus
but most non-Belgian breweries consider them to be beer spoilers.
The Goose Island standards for Matilda do not include the sourness produced by lactobacillus.
We have instituted additional quality measures to ensure that future batches of Matilda will
not be affected.
We apologize for letting this get into the market before we caught it and we are working with
our distributors to remove the beer from retailers. If you have Matilda with the listed date codes,
you can return it to your retailer or contact us directly at [email protected]
We deeply appreciate the trust you put into Goose Island and we thank you for your support.
Goose Island Beer Company”