The independent consumer guide to beer product
Welcome to BeerDates.com, one of the weirder sources of
consumer information on the Web. This is where you come to learn how old
that can of beer you're holding really is. Got a suspiciosly
skunky beer? Trying to date a collectible? Here's where you start.
Beers have dates?
Would I make a website about it if they didn't? Most beers sold in North
America have a production code stamped on them.
Beer cans are always stamped on the bottom. Bottles are usually on the
necks, but sometimes the date is on the label.
Most American beers use expiration dates, but some use bottling/canning
dates. Unless otherwise noted, domestic beers have a shelf life of
approximately four months, but imported brews last a year after
OK. Just select a brewing or distilling company from the list below to
learn about its product-dating system. If I haven't listed a brewery
here, it means I haven't figured out the brewery's dating system (or more
likely, it's a regional brewery I haven't heard of), so please don't send
me e-mail asking about it. If, on the other hand, you have (good)
information about a brewery not listed, please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org and I'll give
you credit for the resulting entry.
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BeerDates.com is the
independent consumer guide to beer product dating. It is not
owned, operated, affiliated with, or endorsed by any brewery or brewing
company. In other words, if you want to send e-mail to a beer company,
don't send it to me.