Here is the situation - never been a huge Golden Road fan, but I read they got a new head brewer and decided to give them a try again. I had their Wolf Among Weeds a couple months ago on draft and really enjoyed it after thinking it was crap when it first was released a few years ago. (I did read they changed the recipe, which is probably why I found it way better). Here's my issue, I want to buy their cans to try, but they put them in those boxes with no bottled on dates. Risky! I walk into one of my local shops and they have some new boxes of Wolf Among Weeds and Heal the Bay in stock. (Literally just got in from the distributor). I figure they have to be a week old - so I buy both boxes. I get home, the Wolf Among Weeds is like a month old and the Heal the Bay wasn't much better, at like 3 weeks. I know I am being a snob about a month old IPA, but when you pay what they are asking, it should be fresh. Two issues here, Golden Road puts the bottled on date on the bottom of the cans inside the stinking box, really? Secondly, why does the distributor sell a month old IPA? Was this just sitting in their warehouse for a month? I live in Los Angeles, Golden Road is like 30 minutes away, no reason this should be sold to a bottle shop at one month old. Let me get your opinion on this. Am I off base being annoyed.