Neil Fisher 2 years ago. While the rapid growth of craft beer has created a dynamic and constantly evolving marketplace with beers rotating faster than ever on store shelves, in some retail shops, beers still have a tendency to sit on shelves past their prime. To help ensure a consistent experience for all consumers within their distribution footprint, some breweries use date codes. But, because there are no standards or requirements for indicating beer age, each brewery employs its own method for dating its beers. One of the most difficult tasks in checking beer freshness is locating the date code.
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How do I read them? P Calidonian Brewery Company, Ltd. Many brewers will buy these bottles back from a retailer a full retail price, so there is no reason to keeping old beer on the shelf.
Beer dating guide
For many years A-B recommended a shelf life of days, but a few years ago extended that to days. While getting a beer as fresh as possible is great, aged beer can be pretty wonderful , so which beer should you pick up from the store?
Well aging beer is unfortunately not as simple as letting a beer sit on a store shelf. Beer only ages correctly under the proper conditions. Usually this means a cool, dry place around degrees Fahrenheit away from any direct light; so basically the opposite of a store shelf. And because of that, you discovered your favorite brewery, right?
I even got a t-shirt to commemorate it. Well, they usually are.Couple takes girl on a date!
Those are gargoyles , actually. Bartenders are always quick to serve us when I have on my Surly or Allagash t-shirt.
And remember that amazing treatment we just got at Charleston Beer Exchange because I was wearing my Local Option t-shirt? The owner ignored all the other clueless customers and brought me some limited-release beers from the back!
What if I never get to have it again?