Originally Posted by QSis
What's the deal with those?
Are "limited edition" beers collectible, ie, do they get more valuable as they age? Or rotten? Or what?
I have a couple of bottles of Harpoon Saison that says "limited edition" on the label. I don't know whether to drink them or save them!
Unfortunately I believe it's really " Marketing Hype" rather than "limited edition".
I can remember two particularly special ales made in England, some 30 yrs ago.
One was Whitbread's "Final Selection" - served from a small 1/3 pint bottle, and about 7º proof.
The other was "Thomas Hardy's Ale" from Dorchester, about 9º proof and served in a corked bottle.
There was no need to put "limited edition" on either; they were both extraordinary beers, and disappeared from the shelves as fast as the Publicans could stock them.
A truly special beer/wine/spirit does not need "Limited Edition" status to sell it. On the contrary, I'd personally avoid anything which said that on the label!
Drink them, Lee - enjoy them while they're still good!!