I was served a Sam Adams Boston Lager bottle yesterday, at a well known chain, in southeastern MA. Luckily, my nose prevented the usual first big swig, and couldn't believe my eyes, best if enjoyed before July 2011. Assuming it had a 6 month shelf life originally, this was bottled almost 2 years ago. Don't get me wrong, the bartender and waitress apologized many times, and I got a free replacement. But none of us can figure out how it happened. The rest of the bottles were fresh, and SABL turns over there quickly (usually). Never worked in a bar, so I claim ingnorance to the inside workings. Just to mock me, I've even been there, and had fresh SABL in the last 2 years! Very weird..... Most likely reason for this to happen? Should I just stick to getting the big ole El Presidente when I go?