The way these breweries print their dates is always subject to change. We have determined these dates from the best of our abilities. Although most will be accurate we cannot guarantee total accuracy. Please let us know if you recognize a change in their dating process so we can update our records.
Dark Horse: They use a bottling date which is located halfway up the neck of the bottle in Julian format: DDD-YY. First three numbers are the day of the year. YY is the last 2 digits of the year. 13=2013.
DC Brau: They use a canned on date which is a sticker on the top of each six-pack, format is MMDDYY. No dates on the bombers though.
Deschutes: They display a best before date as month (but not year). Listed as month/day/year and is 120 days out. Black Butte & Obsidian is 200 days. They also use a best after date on their Reserve Series.
Detroit Beer Co: They use a bottled on date which is printed on the glass below the label, usually towards the back label. Format is a random letter or two followed by the date of the month, the month spelled out and the year. Ex: S21NOV2013.
Devils Backbone: They use a bottled on date.
Diamond Knot: They use a bottling date.
Dick's: They use a brewed on date which is stamped on the outside of their cases.
Dillon Dam: They use a bottled on date which is on the case package and the shelf-life is 90 days.
D.L. Geary's: They use a bottling date which is located on the top of the end panel of the case boxes. Format is MM/DD/YY.
Dogfish Head: Shows the date bottling on the neck of the bottle. DD/MM/ YY format.
Drake's: They use a bottling date, it's in the format of MM/DD/YY in yellow ink on all bottles between the neck and the shoulder of the bottle. The cases are stamped with the date before they are palletized.
Duck Rabbit: They use an enjoy by date. Month and year are notched on the right side of the front label.
DuClaw: They use a bottling date.
Durango: They use a bottling date which is stamped on the case.
Dunedin: They use a batch code which is located on the neck of the bottle in black ink. You have to email the code to the brewery to find out the date.
Duquesne Beer: They use a brewed date on all of their cases.
Dust Bowl: They use a bottled on date which is located on the bottom left of the front label.