Headstock IPA freshness

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Headstock IPA freshness

Postby spinrsx » Wed Dec 19, 2012 12:27 pm

anyone happen to know how far out the best before dates are on headstock IPA? I see the cans at my local lcbo have a best before date of May 2013.. what would be the born on date in this case?
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Re: Headstock IPA freshness

Postby JeffPorter » Wed Dec 19, 2012 12:35 pm

spinrsx wrote:anyone happen to know how far out the best before dates are on headstock IPA? I see the cans at my local lcbo have a best before date of May 2013.. what would be the born on date in this case?


My guess would be they are giving the cans 6 months(?) If so, they'd be pretty new.
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Postby sprague11 » Wed Dec 19, 2012 5:06 pm

"so fresh, we canned it a month from now!"
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Postby Weebay » Thu Dec 20, 2012 10:56 am

Can fermentation!
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Postby spinrsx » Thu Feb 07, 2013 7:16 pm

I bought some headstock today.. noticed they have switched to a brewed on date rather than a best before.
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Postby liamt07 » Thu Feb 07, 2013 7:18 pm

spinrsx wrote:I bought some headstock today.. noticed they have switched to a brewed on date rather than a best before.

Definitely the way to go! Don't tell me when to drink something by, let me decide!
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Postby spinrsx » Thu Feb 07, 2013 8:26 pm

just opened come, canned Jan 23rd... lots of stuff floating around in it.. I don't remember this from previous cans
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Postby Cale » Thu Feb 07, 2013 9:44 pm

It's always been pretty unfiltered with floaties in my experiences - like many of their beers. I do think they've change the malt bill though, this new batch seems a lot lighter in colour.
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Postby Belgian » Thu Feb 07, 2013 11:31 pm

VERY tasty on tap from recent memory. Like I seriously mean Mad Tom good. Nice work Nickel Brook!!!!!
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Postby Baulz » Fri Feb 08, 2013 7:59 am

spinrsx wrote:just opened come, canned Jan 23rd... lots of stuff floating around in it.. I don't remember this from previous cans


I had the same. Was disapointed with the last can.
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Postby cfrancis » Fri Feb 08, 2013 9:18 am

Had one the other night. Born Jan 24th. Lots of floaties and it was great!
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Postby A » Fri Feb 08, 2013 1:54 pm

I had a can of this a couple weeks ago and it was very very good indeed.
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Postby Kekumba » Fri Feb 08, 2013 7:24 pm

Drinking one right now. It is indeed better than I remember. I still have an expiry date on this can, though. It says July 16th.
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Postby saints_gambit » Mon Feb 11, 2013 7:16 am

It is definitely lighter in the malt bill.
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Postby beerstodiscover » Thu Feb 13, 2014 6:48 pm

They are putting the production date on the cans now. Currently drinking some dated 01.14.14 and it's quite tasty and smells great!

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