Discussion in 'Beer Talk' started by teamwiggum, Mar 29, 2013.
This may be an old topic but is there a chance of seeing something like this in the future?
Google fresh beer only you'll find what you need
how about something that helps derive the bottle date from the best by date for the breweries that use that method?
That should suffice
but it doesn't, take deschutes for example...
'Deschutes: Shows the best before date as month (but not year). Also uses a best after date on their Reserve Series.'
tells me deschutes thinks its fresh but gives me no way to know how fresh it is compared to other options.
Which is out of date, because Deschutes does date best before MM/DD/YY.
Maybe so, but even if two breweries provide bottled on dates it can still be comparing apples to oranges. Three month old Pliny is past dead; Three month old Double Jack is sublime.
Fair enough, I suppose I've seen IPA's with BB dates 2-5 years after bottling and if you didn't know that as buyer you might think a brews much younger then it is. That being said I still think papat444's site is the best overall reference for a beers age> the > is a capitalized .
I would say not a chance, this site tries to advocate for craft beer in general. Fresh Beer Only is as good as you are gonna get (thanks papat444 for keeping it so up to date!)
Bottle date isn't more useful since you still need to pay attention to the style of the beer and the type of bottling line in use at the brewery.
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