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Fermenting problems force Square Mile Cider recall

Portland’s Square Mile Cider Co. has voluntarily recalled 2,500 cases Square Mile Original Hard Apple Cider and Square Mile Spur & Vine Hopped Apple Cider that were sold in California, Oregon and Washington because the cider may be refermenting in the bottle.

The North Portland company reported in an announcement last week that the cider products were packaged on or before May 15 and sold as 22-ounce bottles of Square Mile Original Hard Apple Cider with the markings “Hand Picked” and “Hand Pressed” on either side of the logo; and 22-ounce bottles of Square Mile Spur & Vine Hopped Apple Cider also with the markings “Hand Picked” and “Hand Pressed.”

The company says the bottles from its first production run could burst under certain circumstances.

“As a handcrafted, small batch cider maker, we take all packaging and product quality concerns very seriously,” says Lorin Gelfand, Square Mile Cider brand manager. “We are working with our wholesalers and retail partners to remove all affected product from store shelves as quickly as possible. We are also confident that we have identified the problem and want to reassure our consumers that we stand by the quality of our products.”

Consumers with questions about the quality of Square Mile Cider Co. products may call the company, 1-855-371-0895 (8 a.m. to 4 p.m. PST); go online to squaremilecider.com/contact; or write at 929 N. Russell St., Portland 97215.

Square Mile Cider is a subsidiary of Portland’s Craft Brew Alliance.