So there's a few reasons I'm creating this poll. 1. I work at a beer store and am genuinely curious about this. 2. For beers that either a) have no date on them or b) have a bottled on date (i.e. not a 'best by' date), it's more or less up to discretion on when to pull them from the shelf. 3. It is usually HARD to get distributors to take back old beer (not surprising, they're losing money), even when there is a clear 'best by' date. Even harder getting them to take back beer with no dates on them (and a lot of beers still don't have dates). 4. It is even harder with craft beer, and especially seasonal beers. No problem with distributors taking an out of date 24pk cans of Miller, or a 12pk of Bud longnecks, but it's much more difficult to get them to take back two old six packs of some Oktoberfest or Winter seasonal. Distributors will make you wait until you can get a case worth of THEIR beer that is old and equally priced (easier said than done). This can be a big factor when it comes to stocking new/seasonal beers. 5. My personal opinion, I've had several beers that were past their date that I thought tasted pretty good. Then again, I've had beers well within their 'best by' date that I thought weren't so good. So I think as long as the person buying it is made aware of the age of the beer, and that the store charges less for beer that is past its date (and mark down beer that is old but not dated), everyone should win. Thoughts and opinions BAs?