Ballast Point Bottling dates

Discussion in 'Beer Talk' started by raynmoon, Jan 23, 2013.

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  1. raynmoon

    raynmoon Crusader (728) Aug 13, 2011 Colorado
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    I have a Sculpin that has a "best before" of "2/03/13". Is it bottled 3 months before like Stone or 6 months like Deschutes?
  2. CelticAleMan

    CelticAleMan Initiate (0) Dec 11, 2010 California

    Sculpin is 4 months. Not sure if all of their beers are the same or not.
  3. raynmoon

    raynmoon Crusader (728) Aug 13, 2011 Colorado
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    AHHH! I can seriously never find a fresh bottle of Sculpin. They really need to bring down the price so they can fly off the shelves and stay fresher. The whole Best By thing is a load of malarky.
  4. raynmoon

    raynmoon Crusader (728) Aug 13, 2011 Colorado
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    It tastes fine, but you can tell it has lost enough hop presence to allow a tinge of alcohol bitterness and malt backbone. ​
    This is one of those beers that you buy and it is amazing one time, and just OK the next because of the piss-poor bottling/ price method.​
    I should just move to Escondido :wink:. ​
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  5. Giantspace

    Giantspace Defender (649) Dec 22, 2011 Pennsylvania

    I quit buying sculpin after three bad batches. First was not dated but others were. Tap it has always been amazing. Bottle is too much $ and not good.

  6. BrownNut

    BrownNut Devotee (428) Jul 11, 2011 Florida

    I heard raves about Sculpin and bought a bottle and thought it was okay. Then I deciphered the date code and realized I had a fairly old bottle, well past the best by date even. Went back to the store and they were all like that. I always check when I go there and it's always the same old stuff. I look forward to trying a much fresher one.
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