Our Commitment to Fresh Beer
When you crack open a Ninkasi beer, we want to make sure it’s the best beer you could possibly enjoy. We work hard to make sure our wholesale partners and retailers provide you with the freshest Ninkasi beer. How do we do this? Each and every bottle, can, case, and keg of Ninkasi beer is marked with a “best by” date or “packaged on” date. (Please note: as of 4/1, we have switched our coding system to the “packaged on” date. Over the next few months, both date systems will be in the market.) We do this to ensure your Ninkasi beer is enjoyed and tastes just as our brewers intended.
Where to find our Best by or Packaged On Dates
The date is printed on the heel of the bottle. The date is in the format: MON DD YYYY.
The date is printed onto the upper edge of the long side of the case. The date is in the format: MM DD YY.
The date is on the bottom of the can. The date is in this format: MM DD YYYY.
The date is on the side lower corner of the carrier. The date is in this format: MON DD YYYY.
The date is on the keg collar. The date follows the letters “”BB”” and is in this format: MM DD YYYY.
So, what happens if you happen to open a beer after its best by date?
After that point, we cannot guarantee the beer will taste as we intended it to. It is important to know that consuming beer after the best by date is 100% safe.
How long after the packaged on date does beer remain fresh?
Our beer remains fresh for 120 days after the packaged date (and 90 days for Megalodom and Hazematic), but it’s important to know that beer never goes “bad”, per se: we just can’t guarantee it will taste as our brewers intended.
Become a Part of our Quality Team!
If you do happen to purchase a beer and the best by date has already passed, please feel free to reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org! By sending us details of your purchase, we can make sure to pull all out-of-date beer and ensure only the freshest beer is stocked in its place. Now that’s what we call teamwork!
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