I have a case carton of various vintages of barley wines in my basement. I went to select one today and the first one I picked up was an empty bottle! It was a 2009 Victory Old Horizontal. Apparently it burst out the bottom, drenching the whole case. Which actually was probably a good thing as the cardboard absorbed most of the liquid and the shock of explosion so there were no other causalities. I only had 3 left of the 2009. I am chilling one down now to see if I can determine if it is an infection or not.
I have had homebrew explode but never had a commercial beer do that. Anyone else ever had that happen? Hope it doesn't happen again.