You may well be able to find Wyeast 1056 in the local homebrew shops manufactured 2 weeks ago. (Does anyone really still use this yeast? Guess so as its always recently dated.) Not usually true with my choices such as Wyeat 3787 and Wyeast 1762. Recently in my two local shops, these were dated 3 months and 4+ months out. I note that when they have several packages of 3787, they seem to sit on the self until sold regardless of the date. Even on my recent order last week from a big internet homebrew shop, both these yeasts came to me 2 months old. Personally, I would like to see the bar raised and get yeast in its prime, no later than 2 weeks from manufacture. That should be the new standard.
Sent an email to Wyeast. They do not sell directly to the public as expected.
Error on my part about above Chi Company post. They were selling White Labs yeast directly rather than Wyeast.
Done with my rant. Still looking for a source for fresh Wyeast, may have to rethink this and start using White Lab products.