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Bad Batches, Infection and other QC issues

May 26, 2011

Some folks over at beeradvocate.com are trying to put together a list of beers with QC issues.

They have summarized the collective, anecdotal and factual wisdom in a Google Docs Spreadsheet that you can find here.

I know Seth to be reliable, but of course he can only be as good as the data that he has been given. As such, take it for what it’s worth, but it may be useful to you.

I have personal, first hand experience of problems with the following beers on that list, all of which matched the comments made in the spreadsheet.

Cigar City: Improvisación Oatmeal Rye, Maduro Oatmeal Brown, Marshal Zhukov

Deschutes: ’09 Abyss

Lost Abbey: 375 mL Angels Share Bourbon


  1. Seth

    Thanks for helping to get the list out there! This project is at its best when people share and contribute.

    Thanks for the support!

  2. Seth

    Also, please use the following link rather than the one posted. It contains a second sheet with pertinent information on terminology, storing and other topics relevant to the issues contained within the list.


    I asked to have my original post on BA edited to reflect the current link, but my request was overlooked.

    Anyway, thanks again for the support, Ding! Contact me again next time you’re in Ohio.


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