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Ballast Point starting to can.

Discussion in 'Beer News' started by Rekrule, Dec 5, 2012.

  1. evilc

    evilc Initiate (0) California Jan 27, 2012

    Could have been June 12. Hard to say. BP says "120 days" for Sculpin but that has been disproved repeatedly.
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  2. HereforBeer

    HereforBeer Savant (355) Illinois Nov 21, 2012 Beer Trader

    Can you explain the Julian Date? What does it mean if my can says 13315?
  3. Good stuff. I'm in California. Cans have been a favorite go to for me!
    Best is the sculpin, but all the brews are good.

  4. Dan_Bowman

    Dan_Bowman Savant (320) Ohio Apr 11, 2010 Beer Trader

    This is from FreshBeerOnly.com (Great resource for bottle dates / enjoy by dates)
    Ballast Point: As of April 2013, uses a bottlingdate. It's a Julian date code. First two digits represent the year, next three digits is the Julian date. Ex: 13094 would be April 4th, 2013.

    So 13315 would be November 10, 2013
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  5. Hendrick24

    Hendrick24 Champion (965) Wisconsin Sep 6, 2013 Beer Trader

    Splitting hairs, but it would be November 11th. Agree that FreshBeerOnly.com is a great reference!
    Last edited: Dec 6, 2013
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  6. Is there a formula for converting Julian date codes to Gregorian dates, or do I need to download another app on my phone?
  7. Seems like it's YY-XXX, where XXX is the number day of the year. So 13001 would be Jan 1, 2013 (the first day of the year). 13365 would be Dec 31, 2013.
  8. I got that part, but I was thinking it'd be nice to have a formula or something where I can put a Julian date in and come out with a Gregorian date.

    I guess since beer expiration isn't a concrete date, approximations work well enough by counting backwards in 30s to mark off months. All such as: "Okay, the date is 13237. Count 365, 335, 305, 275, 245. 5 months before December 31. So, mid-August 2013."
  9. Hendrick24

    Hendrick24 Champion (965) Wisconsin Sep 6, 2013 Beer Trader

    A quick google search will bring up PDF charts that make it easy to convert from one to the other.
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  10. jroberts8811

    jroberts8811 Savant (485) Missouri Jan 19, 2013 Beer Trader

    why the fuck cant they just print "enjoy by" like any civilized brewer?