Acknowledged are those of you in this forum who do not waste time with bottled beers. This question is not for you. Frankly if I had the choice I would probably be among your ranks. That said, thanks to the blatant generosity of one of your own (step forward please mtbdonn) I am now in possession of a small collection of UK brews that I have been wanting to try. The best-before dates are blowing my mind however. A 3.5% mild BB March of next year. A couple 4.7ish ordinary pales BB June. Even an IPA with a BB date of October. Of next year! Is this common to provide a best date so far...afield? The US BAs would pop a vein over such a thing. Do UK brewers know something that we don't?