Customers Experience Exploding Beer Cans From Trillium

CANTON, Mass. (WBZ NewsRadio) — Customers who have purchased beer from Trillium Brewery Company have had an explosive response—from the cans.

Mike Dyer is Trillium's Director of Marketing. He said they had a few customers that reached out about cans of the brewery's popular 'Daily Serving' series, including fruit flavors such as raspberry, plum and blackberry, popping.

"Cans that are not stored properly could re-ferment," Dyer said. "That means yeast cells were eating fruit sugars, in this case, inside the can itself. Yeast gives off...carbon dioxide."

Carbon dioxide causes the cans to swell and, eventually and under enough pressure, pop.

The brewery issued an apology, explained how to properly store the cans, and offered a refund to any unsatisfied customers. There were less than a dozen takers out of a batch of 20 thousand cans.

WBZ NewsRadio's Chris Fama (@CFamaWBZ) reports

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