Last night I was in my local generic grocery store (Yo, what’s happening Save Mart!?), doing my generic shopping for the next couple days. And I needed beer.
I went through the standard section that is 75% Big Beer and the rest Craft Beer. There was nothing interesting to me in the Craft. So I went to the one end-cooler where they have more specialty craft beers.
Sadly, all the interesting ale-based stuff carried a date of four months or older, making it unusable to me.
As I was about to give up and get a six-pack of Sierra, I noticed a new-to-me eight-pack of beer from San Diego’s Belching Beaver. It is a mixed pack of their Deftones beers.
Sweet! This is exactly what I need at this moment. BUT, no date on the box and you can’t see the can dates. Since the rest on the cooler has older beer, it is pretty likely this is old too. But I want it.
Fuck it. I buy it.
I wait till I get home to see if I just wasted $20 on old beer. And when I do, to my surprise, none of the beers are more than five weeks old.
A rare score. I can’t imagine I’ll get so lucky next time.