Should I pay any attention to my beer's 'born-on' date?

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Author's Note: Should I pay any attention to my beer's "born-on date"?

Before researching this article, I wasn't aware of all the nuances in making a proper beer purchase. I'm a sucker for sales and eye-catching displays, not to mention a fantastic label. I guess it's time to be more conscientious about the condition of the beer I purchase, as well as how it's stored once I return home.

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