This is about as pathetic as it can get. In Oklahoma, beer wholesalers have lobbied to be excused from some of the most basic requirements of their obligation to provide the public with good beer in good condition:
...one beer supplier told commission members his company recently bought back more than $29,000 worth of outdated after finding hundreds of kegs and cases of beer that were past their expiration dates in Oklahoma wholesaler warehouses. Beer keg tap lines cost $5 each to clean and should be cleaned every two weeks to rid them of microbes and other impurities that can affect the appearance and taste of beer. But beer experts said tap lines in some Oklahoma retail establishments have not been cleaned for up to two years. ABLE Commission Chairman Desmond Sides of Poteau made the motion to deny the wholesalers' request. Sides said there were not enough facts showing that beer quality control requirements are too onerous and expensive for wholesalers to comply with or are an attempt by producers to control the state's beer industry.Pity the poor folk of Oklahoma being subject to such lazy and thoughtless suppliers. You would think they were supplying liquid plastics to the public - which they probably thought they were. No concept that beer is a living product or a food or even something that can be desired to be consumed in a fresh or uninfected form.
You can find the contact information for the Oklahoma Malt Beverage Association here. Let them know what you think of their advocacy for shoddy practice and consumer abandonment.