Red Racer - freshness

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Red Racer - freshness

Postby hopdevil » Wed Dec 18, 2013 4:25 pm

What do we know about the freshness of Red Racer in the LCBO these days?
Once upon a time, there were dates on the bottom of the can.... not any more.
I bought a number of unlabelled cans in the Fall and was quite disappointed.
Last week, I gave them another shot, and was pleased to taste the great Red Racer again; so I bought a few more at a different store and they taste old.
I'm not really willing to roll the dice on freshness, when there is so much other great stuff out there.
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Postby heebes » Wed Dec 18, 2013 4:29 pm

i stopped buying when the canned on dates disappeared
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Postby liamt07 » Sun Dec 22, 2013 2:01 pm

heebes wrote:i stopped buying when the canned on dates disappeared


Same.
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Postby TheSevenDuffs » Sun Dec 22, 2013 3:43 pm

liamt07 wrote:
heebes wrote:i stopped buying when the canned on dates disappeared


Same.
Same here.
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Postby BlackRedGold » Sun Dec 22, 2013 4:27 pm

Is there a way to decipher the code that is on the cans?
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Postby spinrsx » Sun Dec 22, 2013 11:44 pm

same.. wonder why they stopped dating

TheSevenDuffs wrote:
liamt07 wrote:
heebes wrote:i stopped buying when the canned on dates disappeared


Same.
Same here.
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Postby Number8 » Mon Dec 23, 2013 7:56 am

spinrsx wrote:same.. wonder why they stopped dating


Someone asked about it on their facebook page and they mentioned how their printer broke down. That was near the first half of November though.
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Postby Stroonze » Mon Dec 23, 2013 10:07 am

Picked up a few on friday and had BB feb 12 on them.
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Postby Derek » Mon Dec 23, 2013 11:47 am

We're getting bombers from the new brewery now... I tried the first batch that showed up in Kelowna, and it actually seemed hoppier. Particularly the ESB (same with a keg around the same time). I wonder if it's just the cooling time for the larger batch size (more steeping in the whirlpool)?
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Postby hops are your friend » Sun Feb 09, 2014 8:04 pm

It looks like the LCBO web site says Red Racer is discontinued. That would be disappointing. I was hoping the reappearance of bb dates would mean we could start finding some fresh Red Racer again...
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Postby spinrsx » Sun Feb 09, 2014 8:11 pm

mentioned in another thread that redracer will be back at the lcbo in tall cans
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Postby Belgian » Sun Feb 09, 2014 11:13 pm

I think any Red Racer in a location like Queen's Quay gets a high or daily turnover of recent stock. Least it never lets me down, good fresh brew!

Just make sure to keep the cans away from UV light and you should be fine.
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Postby liamt07 » Mon Feb 10, 2014 10:11 am

Belgian wrote:I think any Red Racer in a location like Queen's Quay gets a high or daily turnover of recent stock. Least it never lets me down, good fresh brew!

Just make sure to keep the cans away from UV light and you should be fine.

Remind me how UV light impacts products that are canned?
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Postby hops are your friend » Mon Feb 10, 2014 6:20 pm

spinrsx wrote:mentioned in another thread that redracer will be back at the lcbo in tall cans

Thanks. I guess I missed/forgot that.

Am I the only one who sometimes prefers 12oz cans instead of 16?
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Postby icemachine » Mon Feb 10, 2014 7:13 pm

hops are your friend wrote:
spinrsx wrote:mentioned in another thread that redracer will be back at the lcbo in tall cans

Thanks. I guess I missed/forgot that.

Am I the only one who sometimes prefers 12oz cans instead of 16?


They're nice, but you have to hope it will come as a better value in the 16oz cans, though they may use this as a chance to up the price since Ontarians don't seem to have an issue with higher pricing.
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