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Another beer date thread.

Discussion in 'Beer Talk' started by whiskey, Jan 19, 2013.

  1. whiskey

    whiskey Advocate (535) California Feb 25, 2012 Beer Trader

    I've read many times on BA that Julian is used for SN and Lagunitas beer and that the first three digits are the day of the year it was bottled and the fourth digit was the last digit of the year. So if it was bottled today, the first four would read 0183.

    Why does my 2013 Ruthless Rye Julian date show 2356 as the first four digits? The entire number is 235610702 and another number on the same bottle 2356107:03.

    I also find things on the net like this when I do a search, confirming this:

    WTF am I missing????
  2. taxman

    taxman Savant (285) Illinois Feb 22, 2012

    When I read the caption I thought that you took you beer on a date. Never mind.
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  3. ledzeppelin4

    ledzeppelin4 Savant (400) Illinois May 18, 2011

    With sierra nevada the first number has to do with the year. So in this case the 2 is equal to '12 (2012). The next three numbers pertain to the day. So that one was bottled on the 356th day of 2012. (Got my info from this website https://sites.google.com/site/freshbeeronly/u-s-breweries)
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  4. Ri0

    Ri0 Poobah (1,155) Wisconsin Jul 1, 2012 Beer Trader

    You can figure out SN with this
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  5. papat444

    papat444 Poobah (1,640) Quebec (Canada) Dec 28, 2006 Beer Trader

    Thanks ;)
  6. whiskey

    whiskey Advocate (535) California Feb 25, 2012 Beer Trader

    Thanks fellas, I feel stupid now. Didn't think to check their site.
  7. jhartley

    jhartley Poobah (1,330) Florida Aug 22, 2010 Beer Trader

    Question answered, close the thread.:)
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  8. Derranged

    Derranged Advocate (545) New York Mar 7, 2010

    Anyone know the bottling date code for Kulmbacher EKU 28??