I'm confused. Every day I get on here and people complain about the lack of dates/enjoy by/canned on/bottled/fresh by dates that breweries seem to lack on their labeling, and as a result many fellow BA's do not purchase what they do not know for sure to be fresh. They continually get complaints about their beers and a lack of freshness due to ignorance. How do breweries not realize this is more of a prevalent issue then they are willing to admit? I know many brewmaster, bottle shop owners, and influential members in the craft community are members on this site and must see the frustration of beer lovers alike. I feel like there is an underlying issue to why all breweries do not label some sort of indicator of freshness on their beers. What do you all think is the reason breweries continue to leave out a key part of information regarding their beer, and how often does it truly affect your purchase? I know since I've joined the site I've begun to pay far more attention to what I buy depending on the style and it plays a key factor in what I consume. I want it to be consumed at the optimal point in time and I'd like to know when the person who made that beer believes it is.