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  1. Rich
    April 7, 2020 @ 3:45 pm

    I had a similar issue on the date coding. Patrick Broderick of North Coast was kind enough to explain their system, which I paraphrase here: Altogether there is a single digit for the year brewed, a 3-digit batch number, then a 2-digit month, and 2-digit day (packaged). It should be noted that the first digit represents when the beer was brewed, which can be different than when it was packaged if it was brewed late one year and (pkgd) early the next.

    In your case, the code “91711031” means that the beer was brewed in 2019 as batch 171 and packaged on Oct 31 (2019 implied). He gave me this example: A theoretical beer of batch number 245, brewed in December 2018 and packaged on January 10 of the following year would be coded 82450110 (where the packaging date implies it was done so in 2019).

    Hope that helps!

    Cheers!

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    • GT Wharton
      April 7, 2020 @ 4:03 pm

      Thank you, Rich, for the detailed info. Not particularly useful for consumers I would have to say. But I’m glad we have a way to decode them.

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  2. Joe Seta
    April 7, 2020 @ 1:31 pm

    This is Joe from North Coast Brewing Co. I appreciate your review of Scrimshaw, but it is important to note that at the end of the article you link to, it says that follow-up lab results indicate that Scrimshaw has “138 calories and 11 carbs”. Scrimshaw was never brewed to be a light beer – it was brewed to be a great beer.
    You might also be interested to know that ABV is not required to be printed on labels for brews that are less than 5.5% alcohol by volume.

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    • GT Wharton
      April 7, 2020 @ 2:09 pm

      Thank you, Joe, for reaching out and clarifying. I’ve tried to incorporate your comments to make the article as accurate as possible.

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      • JOE SETA
        April 7, 2020 @ 3:30 pm

        Cheers!

  3. Santino Marcozzi
    April 7, 2020 @ 8:59 am

    I love Scrimshaw. But, you may want to re-check that page on their website that you referenced. If I read it right, they had it tested multiple times recently…and per the final note at the bottom of the page…it now registers at 138 calories and 11 grams of carbs. My guess is that is why they don’t market it as a low-carb beer.

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    • GT Wharton
      April 7, 2020 @ 2:09 pm

      Thank you, Santino, for the comment. I’ve made some necessary edits to clarify the issue. North Coast also commented on something similar.

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  4. SKeating
    April 7, 2020 @ 8:40 am

    Great review. This is one of my all-time faves. Freshness is key, so if the labeling is lacking, I recommend only buying from places you trust – who keep it cold – for the best experience.

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