This is especially true if the brand being filled was not very popular or was a seasonal beer such as a. Grand Teton: Uses a bottling date. It is true that the mold seams can be used like a thermometer to determine the approximate age of a bottle. Pelican: Uses a bottling date. You can find out more info about any given batch on their website.Next
Condensed milk is too thick to pour through these small openings. Also uses a best after date on their Reserve Series. By 1960, production had exploded to over 820 million. Logsdon Farmhouse Ales: Uses a best before date on bottles, bottling date on cases. Atwater Block : Uses a production date.Next
This will be noted where known. Dip mold bottles usually date prior to 1865-1870 but can also be much older back to early 18th century at least. For example something produced on January 31, 2010 would read 0310, dddy. This entry exists mostly to note that the shortened form of the word appears to be the favored non-gendered term for what were formerly know as salesmen. Click to move to the portion of the Dating key for Machine-made bottles new webpage.Next
Karbach: Uses a packaging date. Labels were not always printed in the same location city or state as that of the manufacturer or distributor so you may have to make some long distance phone calls or write some letters to learn about the printing company's history. The freshness date is the most visible sign of Miller's commitment to quality - a commitment best repre-sented by our sophisticated and efficient Quality Control Department. The company's 60-day freshness policy, the strictest in the beer industry, assures that Coors is always stocked fresh. Pike Brewing: Uses a bottling date. Ballast Point: As of April 2013, uses a bottling date.Next
If we decipher the code above, it translates to the 123rd day of 2012, aka May 2, 2012. Epic Ales: Uses a batch number. Nectar Ales: See Firestone Walker. They have a kegged on date on their kegs which is pulled under 90 days. It's stamped on the case carton only. Only a relative few geographic areas or areas of collecting interest have received more than cursory historical treatment and the majority of this is due to the efforts of collectors.
For example, canned Kent Ale in the 1930s. According to a recycling fact sheet on the San Jose State University website, we use more than 80 billion aluminum soda cans every year. Soon afterwards, the National Can Company started manufacturing flat top beer cans. Silver City: Uses a bottling date. Miller: Uses a pull code on the side of bottles, kegs, and cartons, and on the bottom of cans.Next
From the brewer: The bottles are coded on bottling date. Motor City: Uses a bottling date. Legally, some states redefine any beer with more than 4% alcohol by weight to be an ale. It's on the bottom of the cans. Dust Bowl: Uses a bottled on date.Next
Flying Dog: Uses a best before date. Three Creeks: Uses a bottling date. Mother Earth Brewing: Uses a bottling date. From the brewer: There is a bottling code stamped on the neck but the year is on the label and it is a beer that inproves with age up to 3 years. For example, if the first 4 numbers on the bottom of the can are 1481, this means the beer was born on the 148th day of 2011. Southern Prohibition: Uses an Enjoy By date.
Lonerider: Uses a best by date. Dave now specializes in 12 ounce Rainier Jubilee flat tops and zip tops. Bottles intended to be used once to dispense the contained product without much hope of return, though as noted in 4 above, many types of bottles were commonly reused during the 19th and early 20th centuries; or 2. You can email Sean the brewer with the to find out when it was made. These bottles will, however, have the vertical side mold seam progressing all the way to the very top of the finish side, just not onto the rim. Lakefront: Uses bottled on date.Next
In keeping with our policy of providing free information on the Internet, these documents may be used by anyone for their personal research. Julian date code which is written in black on the neck of the bottle. To the authors knowledge, the first and only serious attempt at using a key to date American bottles was done in a 1970 Historical Archaeology journal article entitled A Dating Key For Post-Eighteenth Century Bottles by T. AleWerks Williamsburg : Uses a bottling date on their bottle. It's notched on the side of the label, on cans and on their kegs. Cans: individual cans are marked with these dates. Leech Lake: Uses a bottled date.Next