Every bag of hops that I have received from Nikobrew has been past its prime. My favorite supplier at this point is Hops Direct. In my humble opinion, Puterbaugh Farms grows the best Cluster in the industry. It's the only Cluster that I will use for late additions.+1million. We run a small commercial operation, and my freezer is full of those silver bags. Super fast shipping. (although I am only 150 miles from Yakima.) LOL Sometimes they do limit you on certain varieties.