We've all been there: There's a new beer released from a brewery, or a new brewery opening up, so we rush down and fill up a growler. We then go home where we pour out the first glass. So good. Second glass? Not bad. Third? Passable. Fourth? Flat and kinda off. When you think about …
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As a follow up to my post on beer expiry, it got me thinking about a lack of industry standards as to how to communicate the freshness of a beer. Some beers will put a clear best before date, some will put the bottling date, some will use a convoluted date coding system you need …
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"It's okay, someone will buy it eventually." That's the response I was given to pointing out expired beer on a shelf of a liquor store on Vancouver Island. Granted, this was in an area of the Island where craft beer is not as desired as in others (yes, those places do exist), but I was still …
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