How old is this lagunitas sucks?

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  1. Luckytiki

    Luckytiki Initiate (0) Jul 15, 2010 Indiana

    Picked up a 6er of what I thought was fresh Lagunitas Sucks, but after getting home I noticed there was dried beer down the side. Started looking for a date code on the side and saw this:

    0379010340

    Did some searching for Lagunitas bottle dates and this doesn't look like any current format they use.

    How old is this beer? I need to know if I should go back to the store and complain/return my beer.
     
  2. Hillbilly

    Hillbilly Initiate (0) Nov 3, 2012 Tennessee

    Possibly Feb 6.
     
  3. Wrigleyf

    Wrigleyf Devotee (315) Jun 7, 2012 Georgia

    Interesting in that the carton the six pack comes in gives a 2012 date. I guess they had cartons to unload? There is no way this is old beer even though I did not see a date. Tastes way to good.
     
  4. rather

    rather Initiate (0) May 31, 2013 California

    are the numbers spaced at all? look closer around the bottle neck for more.
     
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  5. MADhombrewer

    MADhombrewer Initiate (0) Jun 4, 2008 Oregon

    First three digits is the day of the year. Feb 6-ish.

    This year it is coded differently. Picture below is from this year. Bottled on day 340 (dec 6)

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  6. Luckytiki

    Luckytiki Initiate (0) Jul 15, 2010 Indiana

    Nope only the 10 digit # on the bottle in a single line. Sounds like this is from last years run.
     
  7. JohnB311

    JohnB311 Initiate (0) Aug 19, 2008 Massachusetts

    So I grabbed a 6 pack of this today and i think it's from last year...the six pack holder (the text right next to the handle) says "and now in 2012 we are stuck with it...could be worse." The beer isn't terrible but it's not as good as I remember it. Can someone check there 6 pack and see if it says "in 2013..." I just want some confirmation before I go and try to return it at the store tomorrow.
     
  8. Knee_Deep_Fan

    Knee_Deep_Fan Initiate (0) Nov 20, 2013 California

    I'm thinking with the popularity of Sucks, that it is fresh, it sells quickly. I thought it was better last year as opposed to this year. I think it lives up to it's name!
     
  9. DeFaz

    DeFaz Initiate (0) Jun 30, 2013 Ohio

    I have a bottle in front of me purchased today. It does not say 2012.

     
  10. JohnB311

    JohnB311 Initiate (0) Aug 19, 2008 Massachusetts

    On the actual 6 pack holder?
     
  11. DeFaz

    DeFaz Initiate (0) Jun 30, 2013 Ohio

    Oh, no. Although I believe the bottle says exactly what the holder says only in much smaller print. I don't have the holder in front of me though, sorry.
     
  12. StArnoldFan

    StArnoldFan Pooh-Bah (1,817) Dec 28, 2012 Texas
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    Just read the Julian date on the bottle. That should tell you
     
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  13. JohnB311

    JohnB311 Initiate (0) Aug 19, 2008 Massachusetts

    Julian date doesn't have the year.
     
  14. mnrider

    mnrider Savant (1,123) May 26, 2009 Connecticut

    This.
     
  15. BasterdInABasket

    BasterdInABasket Initiate (0) Nov 8, 2010 Wisconsin

    The bottles from this year will have the year stamped I think mine were "363 3", 3 being the year.
    If its from last year, the last number for the year wont be on there, just the 3 digit Julian code.
     
  16. Mikecap

    Mikecap Pooh-Bah (2,062) May 18, 2012 Massachusetts
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    How does the Julian date not include the year..
     
  17. DaKur

    DaKur Initiate (0) Nov 15, 2012 Rhode Island

    All mine say 2012 and taste awesome. Dates of 361 and 356
     
  18. JohnB311

    JohnB311 Initiate (0) Aug 19, 2008 Massachusetts

    Sorry bro didn't realize the random 3 mixed in with all the numbers meant 2013
     
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  19. ford0626

    ford0626 Initiate (0) Oct 5, 2010 Washington

    361 is the 3 hundreed 61th day of the year. If it says 2012 then it is roughly 13 months old I believe.
     
  20. hoppytobehere

    hoppytobehere Pooh-Bah (1,982) Aug 10, 2012 District of Columbia
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    Nope. Just as awesome this year.
     
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