Craft brewer Brew York has issued a product recall on cans of Juice Forsyth ale over fears they could explode.

The recall was issued via the Food Standards agency and affects 44cl cans with a best before date of July 23 2024 and the batch code Gyle 1036 on the base.

Consumers who’ve bought the cans of the beer – labelled as a “juicy bonus fruited IPA” – are being advised to dispose of them safely and send a photo of the batch code directly to Brew York to claim a refund, rather than return them to the retailer where they bought them.

The brand is listed by  Sainsbury’s and Morrisons.

The FSA said: “Brew York is recalling Juice Forsyth on a precautionary bnasis because there have been reports that cans have xploded as a result of over carbonation.”

Brew York has issued instructions for the safe disposal of the beer on its website.

Production director Lee Grabham said on the site that the problem had been caused by “fruit pulp carryover into a small batch of the beer”. 

He added: “We believe that these fruit cells may have released a small amount of unfermented sugar into the beer, which the tiny amount of yeast present has then subsequently fermented. 

“This creates additional CO which at best, can cause a frothy product, but at worst can cause pressures unsuitable for storage in aluminium cans.”

The result could be “excessive carbonation, bulging the can, and even bursting in some instances”.

Grabham added: “We are truly sorry for any inconvenience caused by this. We take great pride in the quality of our products, and in this instance, our high standards have not been met. This is not acceptable, and we are taking all necessary measures to ensure that this does not happen again in the future.”