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Offline Phil_M

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Re: Celebration
« Reply #15 on: December 23, 2018, 02:55:47 AM »
Oddly, I haven't seen it in my area...but I found some fresh SNPA, so I've got that going for me...
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Re: Celebration
« Reply #16 on: December 23, 2018, 03:01:01 AM »
Oddly, I haven't seen it in my area...but I found some fresh SNPA, so I've got that going for me...
Wait, Phil -- you found FRESH BEER?  I'm marking my calendar.... ;D

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Re: Celebration
« Reply #17 on: January 11, 2019, 01:32:55 AM »
Well when I went back the following week, all the SNPA they had was brewed in May '18. Oh well, at least I got the fresh stuff when I did.

Oh, and they had a single 12-pack of Celebration, which I bought. Still the only one I've seen around...

Today I scored a suitcase of Yuengling that was 23 days old today though. That's not going to last long, as tasty as it is that fresh...
Corn is a fine adjunct in beer.

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Re: Celebration
« Reply #18 on: January 11, 2019, 01:45:59 AM »
Well when I went back the following week, all the SNPA they had was brewed in May '18. Oh well, at least I got the fresh stuff when I did.

Oh, and they had a single 12-pack of Celebration, which I bought. Still the only one I've seen around...

Today I scored a suitcase of Yuengling that was 23 days old today though. That's not going to last long, as tasty as it is that fresh...
Bummer.  Hey, I haven't had one in a while, don't recall if I've ever looked close, but clue me in to the date code on Yuengling.   Is it one of those self-evident Julian codes, like where today would have the sequence 19010 somewhere in it, 10th day of '19?

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Re: Celebration
« Reply #19 on: January 11, 2019, 02:23:04 AM »
There's a code printed on one of the ends of the package. First two digits are year, next three are day of year.
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Re: Celebration
« Reply #20 on: January 11, 2019, 11:57:55 PM »
So I looked at the Yuengling at my local supermarket today.  Some was just over 3 months old,  but most was almost 6 months old.   I'll have to look at another store, but I presume this is a distributor issue and not just lack of turnover in the  market.

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Re: Celebration
« Reply #21 on: January 16, 2019, 10:51:40 PM »
Something I've come to realize via checking dates is how seasonal some beers are here.

Yuengling cans sell like made through the summer and fall, then kinda trail off some through the winter/spring. Still sells enough to be available reasonably fresh though. Bottles are just about always fresh.

Sam Adams Boston Lager sells really well through the fall/winter, stale stock usually is all there is to be had spring/summer.

SNPA is decidedly a spring/summer beer here. Those packs canned in May? They'll likely be on shelves till March/April. Must be a popular cookout beer, because outside of summer good luck finding it fresh.

Guinness Draft, of course, is easiest to find fresh about middle January through the end of March.

What I've been universally unable to find fresh lately is anything from Dogfish Head, Bells, Victory, Firestone, Sweetwater, Hofbrau, Weihenstephaner, Stone, Fat Tire, and the list goes on. Seems to all prove that the fresh beer goes to the area around DC, and that distributors are pulling old stock off the shelves there an selling it here.

I get it, it's not like this area is known for it's taste in good beer. Budweiser is still so popular here that we're the only place that gets it in 10oz. cans. (Which is a brilliant idea, but I digress) But there's still enough interest in craft beer that we deserve fresh stuff.
Corn is a fine adjunct in beer.

And don't buy stale beer.