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A BA page listing breweries that bottle date?

Discussion in 'Beer Talk' started by teamwiggum, Mar 29, 2013.

  1. teamwiggum

    teamwiggum Advocate (695) Wisconsin Nov 30, 2008 Beer Trader

    This may be an old topic but is there a chance of seeing something like this in the future?
  2. RochesterAaron

    RochesterAaron Savant (370) New York May 24, 2007 Verified

  3. nuckbuc

    nuckbuc Savant (275) New York Dec 28, 2010

    Google fresh beer only you'll find what you need
    wordemupg likes this.
  4. Sudsday

    Sudsday Aficionado (245) Texas Mar 18, 2013

    how about something that helps derive the bottle date from the best by date for the breweries that use that method?
  5. wordemupg

    wordemupg Champion (895) Alberta (Canada) Feb 11, 2009 Beer Trader

  6. Sudsday

    Sudsday Aficionado (245) Texas Mar 18, 2013

    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.
  7. trbergman

    trbergman Savant (485) Illinois Nov 17, 2006 Verified

    Which is out of date, because Deschutes does date best before MM/DD/YY.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.
  8. wordemupg

    wordemupg Champion (895) Alberta (Canada) Feb 11, 2009 Beer Trader

    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 .
  9. cavedave

    cavedave Poobah (1,060) New York Mar 12, 2009 Beer Trader

    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!)
  10. drtth

    drtth Poobah (1,180) Pennsylvania Nov 25, 2007

    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.