Reference the year on the label to tell them apart. They plan on bottling soon and will probably carry over the dating. Mystic: Uses a batch number. Shows the Julian date on all bottles. From the brewer: The bottled-on date and batch number are ink jetted on each bottle about shoulder height.
Estes Park: Uses a bottling date. It's on the bottom of the can. Lazy Magnolia: Uses a drink-by date. It's on the bottom of each can. First 3 digits are the day of the year and the 4th digit is the year.
It's on the bottom left of the front label. Battle Road: Uses a packaged date which is stamped on the bottle. But the label that so clearly described the beer also confused me. Capital: Uses a bottling date. Mayflower: Uses a packaged on date. Bluegrass: Uses a best before date. The brewpub was sold to Anheuser Busch in 2016, but it still remains a subsidiary of the Fulton Street brewery.
It's on the bottom of the packaging of the six-packs. It's on the cases only. As for recommending this beer, yes, it was still decent, just not as fresh. The following are the shelf lives of their brands: Witte — 6 months to 1 year, Rare Vos, Chocolate Indulgence, Ommegeddon, and Biere de Mars — 2 years, Hennepin — 3 years, Abbey Ale and Three Philosophers — 5 years. It's on the bottom of the cans. Lexington: Uses a bottled on date. Which is 100 days from the day we bottled.
It's on the angled silver part of the bottom. It's on the neck of the bottle, near the top. From the brewer: We've done it a couple ways. Then across the top of the label you have to pretend it has the 30 days in the month up there. Ale Syndicate: Keg only but they have a packaging date on them.
Central Coast: Uses a bottling date. Experience is much more compelling to a potential employer than schooling. Brash: Uses a bottled on date on all their bottles. Elysian: Uses a best before date. Close enough, too, is about how you'd describe how it turned out. On their cases and bottles, the date is 6 months from packaging.
City Steam: Uses a bottling date which is etched on. Pig's Eye: Uses a production date. Also, certain beer seem to have a Julian bottling code. Brewer's Alley: Uses a best before date. I prefer this truth in labeling to just printing the address of the home office.
High Water: Uses a bottling date. Does that mean it was too old? Aug 20, no year given. Ex: 13094 would be April 4th, 2013. All beers have a 6 month shelf-life except the O'Fallon Gold which is 3 months. Ex: 071 13 would be the 71st day of 2013. Saint Somewhere: Uses a bottling date. Sweetwater: Uses a best before date.
Clown Shoes: Uses a bottling date. These complex codes can vary greatly from brewery to brewery and may include the year, date, time, and sometimes even the tank or batch number. I got this beer as a single in a build-your-own 6-pack section. Not good, but close enough to be about on par with Beer Chicken. As you know, In Bev bought Anheuser-Busch a few years back, and now it is common to find out dated beer of all kinds that they distribute in bars, restaraunts and stores everywhere.