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Founders Bottle Dates

Discussion in 'Beer Talk' started by Frankinstiener, Feb 15, 2013.

  1. Frankinstiener

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    I went to grab some Founders Centennial IPA but saw it had no date. They had about 5 other varieties of Founders all with yellow dates printed on the necks. I remember when they used to print their dates in black and it was very hard to see against the bottle, but this isn't the case either. I bought it anyway against my better judgement. Tastes fine. The entire case on the shelf was this way? Could someone have wiped the dates off?
     
  2. Shankopotamus

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    Did you look at all the bottles from the 6pk? Sometimes only 1 or 2 still have the date printed on the neck...
     
  3. Frankinstiener

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    Yeah, and I checked a couple from the other 6 packs on the shelf. Total of 4 six packs... no dates
     
  4. Frankinstiener

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    Just went and grabbed a FBS from my basement to see if these could be rubbed off and they can, just takes some scratching with the fingernail. I would like to think that I would be able to tell if the hops were old though and they don't taste like it. Perhaps the case they had on the shelf didn't get dated?
     
  5. Shankopotamus

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    Probably multiple cases. If the printer goes down, they're not going to stop packaging. My guess is if they taste good, then there's nothing to worry about.
     
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    Could be just a printing issue. Victory Hop Devil dates are on the label but I've seen some with no dates.

    I bought a case of Founders Breakfast Stout and some of the dates were unreadable. There were just yellow specks on the bottle neck.
     
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    Yep its pretty typical of Founders bottles. With FBS I try to find the latest ones because of the coffee component.. and so if I see bottles of FBS without a date on it, I won't buy it. As long as its October (I think thats the latest brewing date anyway) I'm good for FBS. Otherwise I'll find something else to buy.
     
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