i am sure this has been posted before...i have been looking for a bottle shop that is my goto store...one i can buy cases of limited release beers, special orders, etc. i found one that is local to me...the owner gave me a book of craft beers in which i can order from. so it seems this guy is pretty motivated to get my business. the guy really has no knowledge of beer in terms of taking care of it (storage, rotating expired beers). i walk in today to see if he can get some bottle sof the stone mint choc stout and while he was attending to anotehr customer, i looked at the bottle dates of some ipas. CCB Jai Alai which is only 80 miles away, was bottled on January 18th, Great Divide Titan was bottled in February of 2011 (20 months old)!!! so, out of personal experience, would you explain to the guy that he his beers are not well kept (he has his craft section at the entrance but on the west side of store where the sun shines in most of the day) and many of his beers are out of date? i think if he would have fresh beer in his store it would attract way more customers like myself but with year old ipas on the shelf, i am not buying anything that does not have a bottle date due to the track record.