Every can and bottle that rolls off our packaging line receives a printed date and time stamp. We keep it plain and straightforward, avoiding complicated codes. You can find these stamps on the underside of our cans and on the bottom, right corner of our bottle labels. While the freshness timeline will vary based on the beer style, we always recommend drinking any beer as fresh as possible. We release our beer when it is tasting the way we desire it to and the vast majority of the canned beers that we release are intended to be consumed within weeks of their packaging date.
It’s recommended that bottles with a metal cap and real fruit or other adjuncts be stored vertically. This ensures that any sediment (adjunct, fruit, yeast, or protein) settles to the bottom of the bottle. When pouring a bottle that has been aging for a period of time, it’s best to pour slowly, carefully to limit the disruption of any accumulated sediment. Using natural products, such as coconut flakes, cacao nibs, real almond, etc. contributes a more natural and complex aroma, but is the reason why we see additional sediment. As a reminder, while not attractive, this material is not harmful nor a sign of the beer “going bad”. All bottles should be stored in a cool, dry, and dark location.
*A NOTE ABOUT DAILY SERVING:
Introduced in the Fall of 2019, our Daily Serving Series is a lineup of fruited, Berliner Weisse-inspired offerings. We use A LOT of real fruit in these beers and therefore they must be kept cold and enjoyed as fresh as possible. We take every precaution possible to avoid refermentation in the package, which can result in can protrusion, and in the worst cases, can cause the cans to burst. Each batch is flash pasteurized prior to packaging, killing 99.999% of any remaining yeast in the beer. We have worked with the manufacturer of the pasteurizer to further optimize our procedures and minimize and risk moving forward. Despite this advanced caution, we still highly encourage all Daily Serving cans to be stored cold at all times.