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Zombie Dust bottle dates?

Discussion in 'Beer Talk' started by chase2634, Apr 16, 2012.

  1. chase2634

    chase2634 Savant (315) Pennsylvania Nov 10, 2009

    Anyone know where i can find the bottle date on Zombie Dust? I looked but didn't see anything. Also when did they go to waxing the bottles?

    Thanks for any insight you can provide.

    Cheers!
  2. backfat

    backfat Initiate (0) Indiana Dec 28, 2009

  3. pmoney

    pmoney Advocate (595) Illinois Apr 15, 2011

    Did you possibly get one in a trade that your trading partner waxed?
  4. chase2634

    chase2634 Savant (315) Pennsylvania Nov 10, 2009

    Apparently so. I'll have to inquire about that bc it looks like a professional job. Anyway, anyone know where i can find the date codes or anything on the bottle?
  5. Don't believe they have dates. Didn't notice them on the bottles I had at least, and I'm pretty sure that none of their beers do.
  6. chase2634

    chase2634 Savant (315) Pennsylvania Nov 10, 2009

    Thought that might be the case. Thanks for the info. Much appreciated!
  7. Hanzo

    Hanzo Champion (955) Virginia Feb 27, 2012

    I would answer your question, but in order to read it I would have to take my eyes off your avatar, and that ain't happening.
  8. Snowrs

    Snowrs Savant (380) Indiana Oct 10, 2009

    I have yet to have a FFF dated so my bet is there is no date.
  9. backfat

    backfat Initiate (0) Indiana Dec 28, 2009

    FFF doesn't date their bottles. Don't ask questions, just get to drinkin'...
    BdubleEdubleRUN, libbey and chase2634 like this.
  10. Etan

    Etan Advocate (745) Wisconsin Jul 11, 2011

    No dates for FFF. Can we see a pic of the waxed ZD?
  11. draheim

    draheim Poobah (1,015) Washington Sep 18, 2010

    Looks to me like a case of the pot calling the kettle black...
    JulianB, SatlyMalty and HeyJim like this.
  12. Hanzo

    Hanzo Champion (955) Virginia Feb 27, 2012

    Touché
  13. rfraga77

    rfraga77 Aficionado (220) Indiana Oct 2, 2009

    This might be the new cool thing to do. I received some waxed Plinys. I'm heading downstairs right now to wax my entire IPA collection sitting in my cellar.
  14. thereal

    thereal Aficionado (180) Illinois Apr 20, 2010

    Don't flame me if I am asking a stupid question, but why wax a beer that is meant to be consumed right away? Not being snarky, just an honest question.
  15. draheim

    draheim Poobah (1,015) Washington Sep 18, 2010

    I don't think this is a stupid question, the same thing occurred to me. I think rfraga77's sarcastic post above yours gets it right.
  16. Vonerichs

    Vonerichs Savant (480) Illinois Sep 1, 2008

    They lost their bottle dating equipment during the fire.
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  17. aceboogie

    aceboogie Aficionado (135) Illinois Apr 12, 2012

    drinking zombie dust right now and i dont see a date on the bottle or the cases. taste super fresh though
  18. elgiacomo

    elgiacomo Savant (450) Georgia Jun 28, 2007

    I just cracked open a bottle of Zombie Dust and there is a code printed in black ink near the base of the bottle: 2245 73E0151. Those first four digits look a lot like a Julian code, which would put this at September 1st. Anyone else with FFF 12oz bottles seeing similar codes, particularly a similar Julian pattern with those first four digits? Would be great if there was a way to decipher the level of freshness on these.
  19. bstyle

    bstyle Advocate (705) Indiana Apr 27, 2006

    No dates on these either...
    [​IMG]
  20. Stinger80OH

    Stinger80OH Advocate (640) Ohio Nov 11, 2011

    I think that is the bottle production date, not the bottling date of your ZD. I've never seen or heard of FFF bottling their products.
  21. I did not know 3F canned some beers.....

    And yeah, no freshness info but if it changes, as always BA, let me know :D
  22. bman_85

    bman_85 Savant (280) Wisconsin Sep 10, 2012

    that would be code from when the bottle was made. wont help date when the beer was bottled but would at least help narrow it down

    rest is 73(shop) E(line) and time
  23. Ranbot

    Ranbot Savant (400) Pennsylvania Nov 27, 2006

    Make sure you wax the Heady Topper cans too!
    YogiBeer and kreg02 like this.
  24. zrab11

    zrab11 Advocate (505) Indiana Dec 25, 2010

    love that can! :)
    bstyle likes this.
  25. Casedogg43

    Casedogg43 Savant (480) Indiana Jan 4, 2012

    Nm dates, no wax, no abv, no list of ingredients. But usually doesn't matter!
  26. The waxed version is the new batch that never expires. Lucky guy.
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  27. Hanzo

    Hanzo Champion (955) Virginia Feb 27, 2012

    You know, people are still liking my comment, but just to clear things up the OP used to have a hot chick in his avatar, so my comment made more sense....but now.....well.
    ZamaMan likes this.
  28. nc41

    nc41 Advocate (600) North Carolina Sep 25, 2008

    The only was you could get an old FFF IPA is if someone bought it and then sits on it, other than that it sells too fast to get old. Especially if it's ZD or Gumballhead.
  29. foobula

    foobula Savant (330) Illinois Dec 14, 2009

    Pic or it didn't happen!

    (of course I have an ulterior motive for demanding said pic)
    Hanzo likes this.
  30. Three Floyds in can? wow. Never knew that.
  31. Skye1024

    Skye1024 Savant (320) Indiana Oct 3, 2009

    Photoshop.
  32. Oh, thanks for the heads up.
  33. Skye1024

    Skye1024 Savant (320) Indiana Oct 3, 2009

    We can only hope one day it may become a real.
  34. Wouldn't worry - Zombie Dust sells faster than they can make it, even if they were running 24-hour around the clock shifts!

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