I have been noticing more and more lately that certain IPAs, such as Ballast Point & Firestone Walker's tend to sit on shelves for a long time. I had a Sculpin recently that was a little more than 2 months old, which isn't that bad, but it didn't taste like the same beer as when it is fresh. (Actually it tasted awful and as Stone has shown, everyone needs to know that an IPA has a shelf life of 35 days - I know that isn't always the case, but that should be a universal rule in the industry now). For the life of me, I cannot find any of Firestone's IPAs within a week or two old, they are always two months old... With some local favorites over here like Beachwood and El Segundo doing self-distribution, with an emphasis on freshness, why don't more big breweries do this? Am I just the outlier who is annoyed that I can't get a fresh batch of Sculpin a week old? Or is this the case with other craft connoisseurs.