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Around 10,000 barrels of beer were voluntarily recalled due to “off flavors." The Associated Press contributed to this report.Andrew Craft is a Fox News multimedia reporter based in Las Vegas, Nevada .Like all the rest of the things we drink and eat, there's a Best By attached to beer, and as vigilant beer consumers, we should stay on top of it. Mc Donnell suggests that you look for "bottled on" dates: "Different beers, of course, age differently but a good rule of thumb is that beer will taste best in it's first 30 days in a bottle and taste real gnarly after 90." Unfortunately, not all beers have these super-helpful dates.So how can we spot fresh beer, and the best places to buy the freshest beer? Some have a mashup of letters and numbers that seem to be random. Thanks to the Consumerist, we have a little help in uncovering the secret born on date.She also confirmed that since the recall was issued, there have been no confirmed reports of injuries or claims made by Sierra Nevada Consumers.BUD LIGHT TRIES NEW APPROACH FOR SUPER BOWL ADS The California based company is still assessing the breadth and depth of the recall.Distribution of all impacted beer has stopped and the company is working with its distributor and retail partners to remove the beer from retail shelves and hold any further shipments at the distributor warehouse.
The good news is that breweries care about freshness -- listen to El Segundo's Thomas Kelley tell us about the different ways he works with distributors and shops to ensure freshness, for example -- and are moving towards the kind of distribution of freshness information that should combat this problem.
We know from last week's look at the science of freshness that temperature is the main accelerant for the death of hops.