Weihenstephaner is fave if fresh, just remember to decipher the bottle date. If I remember correctly a bottle dated today would be 1146.

Paulaner is much easier to find fresh I've found but beware they use a 12-month best-by dating. So that 9/16 out there now isn't that fresh.

How do you decipher that 1146 means it was bottled today?

1xxx - either 1 or 11 depending on week.

x14x - 14th week of the year

xxx6 - 2016

So 14th week would be mid April so the 1 would be an 11.

April 11, 2016. I think.

Basically yeah. I've always looked at the second digit for the specific day. Perhaps I had that part wrong.

I was saying this was the 14th week though only the 13th full one so maybe 1136. The problem with that dating is the 31st and 1st would have same bottle date.

Don't think I was quite correct but I'm going to still tell people I taught ya something anyway.