Zombie Dust bottle dates?

Discussion in 'Beer Talk' started by chase2634, Apr 16, 2012.

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  1. chase2634

    chase2634 Initiate (0) Nov 10, 2009 Pennsylvania

    Anyone know where i can find the bottle date on Zombie Dust? I looked but didn't see anything. Also when did they go to waxing the bottles?

    Thanks for any insight you can provide.

  2. pmoney

    pmoney Crusader (717) Apr 15, 2011 Illinois
    Beer Trader

    Did you possibly get one in a trade that your trading partner waxed?
  3. chase2634

    chase2634 Initiate (0) Nov 10, 2009 Pennsylvania

    Apparently so. I'll have to inquire about that bc it looks like a professional job. Anyway, anyone know where i can find the date codes or anything on the bottle?
  4. nrs207

    nrs207 Defender (687) Sep 8, 2011 Pennsylvania
    Beer Trader

    Don't believe they have dates. Didn't notice them on the bottles I had at least, and I'm pretty sure that none of their beers do.
  5. chase2634

    chase2634 Initiate (0) Nov 10, 2009 Pennsylvania

    Thought that might be the case. Thanks for the info. Much appreciated!
  6. Hanzo

    Hanzo Initiate (0) Feb 27, 2012 Virginia

    I would answer your question, but in order to read it I would have to take my eyes off your avatar, and that ain't happening.
  7. Snowrs

    Snowrs Initiate (0) Oct 10, 2009 Indiana
    Beer Trader

    I have yet to have a FFF dated so my bet is there is no date.
  8. Etan

    Etan Initiate (0) Jul 11, 2011 Wisconsin

    No dates for FFF. Can we see a pic of the waxed ZD?
  9. draheim

    draheim Poo-Bah (2,431) Sep 18, 2010 Washington
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    Looks to me like a case of the pot calling the kettle black...
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  10. Hanzo

    Hanzo Initiate (0) Feb 27, 2012 Virginia

  11. rfraga77

    rfraga77 Aspirant (220) Oct 2, 2009 Indiana
    Beer Trader

    This might be the new cool thing to do. I received some waxed Plinys. I'm heading downstairs right now to wax my entire IPA collection sitting in my cellar.
  12. thereal

    thereal Initiate (145) Apr 20, 2010 Illinois

    Don't flame me if I am asking a stupid question, but why wax a beer that is meant to be consumed right away? Not being snarky, just an honest question.
  13. draheim

    draheim Poo-Bah (2,431) Sep 18, 2010 Washington
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    I don't think this is a stupid question, the same thing occurred to me. I think rfraga77's sarcastic post above yours gets it right.
  14. Vonerichs

    Vonerichs Poo-Bah (1,638) Sep 1, 2008 Colorado
    Subscriber Beer Trader

    They lost their bottle dating equipment during the fire.
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  15. aceboogie

    aceboogie Initiate (160) Apr 12, 2012 Illinois
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    drinking zombie dust right now and i dont see a date on the bottle or the cases. taste super fresh though
  16. elgiacomo

    elgiacomo Meyvn (1,150) Jun 28, 2007 Georgia

    I just cracked open a bottle of Zombie Dust and there is a code printed in black ink near the base of the bottle: 2245 73E0151. Those first four digits look a lot like a Julian code, which would put this at September 1st. Anyone else with FFF 12oz bottles seeing similar codes, particularly a similar Julian pattern with those first four digits? Would be great if there was a way to decipher the level of freshness on these.
  17. bstyle

    bstyle Devotee (432) Apr 27, 2006 Indiana
    Beer Trader

    No dates on these either...
  18. Stinger80OH

    Stinger80OH Crusader (740) Nov 11, 2011 Ohio
    Beer Trader

    I think that is the bottle production date, not the bottling date of your ZD. I've never seen or heard of FFF bottling their products.
  19. papat444

    papat444 Initiate (0) Dec 28, 2006 Quebec (Canada)
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    I did not know 3F canned some beers.....

    And yeah, no freshness info but if it changes, as always BA, let me know :grinning:
  20. bman_85

    bman_85 Initiate (0) Sep 10, 2012 Wisconsin

    that would be code from when the bottle was made. wont help date when the beer was bottled but would at least help narrow it down

    rest is 73(shop) E(line) and time
  21. Ranbot

    Ranbot Devotee (468) Nov 27, 2006 Pennsylvania

    Make sure you wax the Heady Topper cans too!
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  22. zrab11

    zrab11 Crusader (753) Dec 25, 2010 Indiana
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    love that can! :slight_smile:
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  23. Casedogg43

    Casedogg43 Initiate (0) Jan 4, 2012 Indiana
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    Nm dates, no wax, no abv, no list of ingredients. But usually doesn't matter!
  24. UCLABrewN84

    UCLABrewN84 Poo-Bah (12,229) Mar 18, 2010 California

    The waxed version is the new batch that never expires. Lucky guy.
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  25. Hanzo

    Hanzo Initiate (0) Feb 27, 2012 Virginia

    You know, people are still liking my comment, but just to clear things up the OP used to have a hot chick in his avatar, so my comment made more sense....but now.....well.
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  26. nc41

    nc41 Meyvn (1,493) Sep 25, 2008 North Carolina
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    The only was you could get an old FFF IPA is if someone bought it and then sits on it, other than that it sells too fast to get old. Especially if it's ZD or Gumballhead.
  27. foobula

    foobula Initiate (0) Dec 14, 2009 Illinois

    Pic or it didn't happen!

    (of course I have an ulterior motive for demanding said pic)
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  28. whendeathsleeps

    whendeathsleeps Initiate (0) Nov 5, 2011 Indiana

    Three Floyds in can? wow. Never knew that.
  29. Skye1024

    Skye1024 Initiate (0) Oct 3, 2009 Indiana

  30. whendeathsleeps

    whendeathsleeps Initiate (0) Nov 5, 2011 Indiana

    Oh, thanks for the heads up.
  31. Skye1024

    Skye1024 Initiate (0) Oct 3, 2009 Indiana

    We can only hope one day it may become a real.
  32. norcalhophead

    norcalhophead Initiate (49) Jan 28, 2010 Wisconsin

    Wouldn't worry - Zombie Dust sells faster than they can make it, even if they were running 24-hour around the clock shifts!
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