June 16, 2022 -- Molson Coors has pulled several sizes of its Coors Light and Keystone Light beers from some stores after consumers reported a strange texture.

The voluntary withdrawal appears to coincide with social media videos that have shown beer cans pouring out a thick-looking liquid with a “gelatinous” or “gooey” texture, according to Food & Wine.

Certain 12-ounce packages that were produced at the Trenton Brewery in Ohio are being recalled, according to a notice from Dierbergs Markets, a St. Louis-based grocery chain:

  • Coors Light 12 Pack 12oz. Cans (UPC: 00-71990-00048)
  • Coors Light 18 Pack 12oz. Cans (UPC: 00-71990-30017)
  • Coors Light 24 Pack 12oz. Cans (UPC: 00-71990-31600)
  • Coors Light 30 Pack 12oz. Cans (UPC: 00-71990-30030)
  • Keystone Light 15 Pack 12oz. Cans (UPC: 00-71990-48045)
  • Keystone Light 24 Pack 12oz. Cans (UPC: 00-71990-48006)

Dierbergs said the products have been pulled from their store shelves due to a “quality issue.” Customers can return the products to Dierbergs for a full refund.

“While there are no food safety risks associated with the product, Molson Coors is choosing to withdraw it from the market as to not disappoint consumers,” Dierbergs said.

At the same time, a Molson Coors spokesperson told several news outlets — including Food & Wine, the Miami Herald, Newsweek and Nexstar Media Wire — that there hasn’t been an official recall.

“There has been no recall of Coors Light or Keystone Light, and there are no food-safety issues related to either beer,” the spokesperson told reporters in an emailed statement.

“We recently became aware of an issue on only one canning line at only one of our breweries that supplies these two beers to a relatively small number of states,” the spokesperson said.

The spokesperson didn’t disclose the states or locations where products were pulled.

“The impacted product does not pose a food-health risk, but it doesn’t meet our quality standards,” the spokesperson continued. “As a result, we chose to work with our distributors and retailers to voluntarily withdraw impacted packs from the market.”

No official recall notices have been posted by Molson Coors or the FDA.

Molson Coors said consumers with questions can call the quality hotline at 1-800-645-5376.

Show Sources

Food & Wine: “Some Coors Light and Keystone Light Cans Are Being Pulled from Store Shelves.”

Dierbergs: “Product Recall: Molson Coors.”

Miami Herald: “Coors, Keystone beers ‘voluntarily withdrawn’ (recalled). ‘Gelatinous’ consistency noted.”

Newsweek: “Coors Removes Beer Products After Videos of Gloopy Liquid Pouring From Cans.”

Nexstar Media Wire: “Select beers pulled from some store shelves after reports of ‘gelatinous’ liquid pouring from cans.”

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