Odd device in beer canFriday, February 9, 2007 at 23:21 | Posted in beer, odd, Personal | 9 Comments
Opening a can of Murphy’s Irish Stout today (in picture after I performed an autopsy on it) I noticed something odd in it. A few drops of beer momentarily ran out of the can but it soon settled down. I continued drinking the exellent Irish stuff and paid little or no attention to the incident.
As most of the beer had run down through my thirsty throat, I heard something clatter inside the can. There was definitely something in there that was not supposed to be there. Or that was what I thought, at least.
As the last drops of the delicious liquid had been swallowed, I started to investigate the remaining contents of the beer can. I had to open the can thoroughly to get it out. It seemed to be a plastic object of some sort, about an inch in size (picture above).
Ha, a clear case of a consumer complaint, I thought. I was already dreaming of the case of Murphy’s I would receive from Inbev UK Limited in Luton or Murphy Brewery in Ireland. Little did I know.
Reading the small print on the can, I detected that the thingy was actually supposed to be in the can:
This can contains a pressurized drautflow system device which is removed in the can recycling process. Please do not temper.
I do not know what it was supposed to do and whether or not it did but as far as I can tell, the beer itself was exellent. The prospects of my complaint are ruined so I guess I am going to have to pay for drinking Murphy’s. With or without that device.