Understanding Sell-by Dates
Watch the video, download the spreadsheet in the format of your choice below, then use the Better Beer Shelf Life List to determine your situation.
Then Click Shelf Life List to see a list of popular brands date code system and shelf life.
Bookmark the page as we update it often.
Three important things to note:
1. Work with your brewery distributor or sales reps to discuss possible keg return options.
2. Brewery recommended shelf life assumes that kegs are kept cold (<38F) at all times. Warm kegs will expire much faster.
3. Build an order list for when you reopen based on your situation. You may need to postpone pouring some brands due to cash flow challenges when the order is placed. Use your sales mix report to order brands that sell, postponing other brands which aren't as popular.
Questions or comments, please call me directly, Steve Riley (905) 424-4724 or steve@BetterBeer.com
At Better Beer, we know you want to be a profitable, successful restaurateur who serves quality pints.
In order to do that you need properly trained staff and an efficient draught system that consistently pours cold, clean, clear beer.
The problem is that in most cases, draught service techs and bartenders only receive basic hand-me-down training that is out-dated and reinforces bad habits already developed. Draught techs typically aren’t paid well and they are over-worked, so some of them cut corners.
No wonder you feel confused about why your system pours foamy beer, frustrated that guests return pints, and feel at a loss for why you can’t hit theoretical draught costs.
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