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?