Bell’s Brewery recalling specialty beer because of bottle defect

Posted at 8:53 PM, Dec 23, 2014
and last updated 2014-12-23 21:01:12-05
Mercury Beer

Mercury: The Winged Messenger (photo from Bell’s Brewing website)

MICHIGAN — Bell’s Brewery, Inc. on Tuesday issued a voluntary recall on bottles of Mercury: The Winged Messenger.

The affected bottles have a defect that could cause pieces of glass to break off from the lip of the bottle, the company said Tuesday in a release.

The recall is for bottles sold in 43 counties statewide, including several in West Michigan.   It does not affect purchases made outside of Michigan or purchases at the Bell’s General Store, 355 E. Kalamazoo Ave. in Kalamazoo.

No injuries have resulted from the defect, the company said in a release.

Bell’s asks those impacted by this recall not to return them to the store where they were purchased.  Instead, fill out this form and Bell’s will contact you.   People in the Kalamazoo area can return the beer to the Bell’s General Store for an exchange, the company said in a release.

Mercury is part of Bell’s “The Planets” specialty beer series.

Counties impacted by recall: Allegan, Antrim, Barry, Benzie, Berrien, Branch, Calhoun, Cass, Clare, Clinton, Eaton, Grand Traverse, Gratiot, Ingham, Ionia, Isabella, Jackson, Kalamazoo, Kalkaska, Kent, Lake, Leelanau, Lenawee, Livingston, Macomb, Manistee, Mason, Mecosta, Missaukee, Monroe, Montcalm, Muskegon, Newaygo, Oakland, Oceana, Osceola, Ottawa, Shiawassee, St. Joseph, Van Buren, Washtenaw, Wayne and Wexford.