Can unopened beer go bad?
Can Beer Go Bad? | Can It Go Bad?
*Can It Go Bad?*
Product storage and expiration info.
** Can Beer Go Bad? **
*Can beer go bad?* Beer is a popular alcoholic beverage, but not everyone
knows whether it does expire or how long does beer last. Those are pretty
important facts about beer and if you sometimes store beer for an extended
period of time, it’s good to know whether drinking it is safe. This
article will give you all the information about beer you need.
*How long does beer last?*
Basically, the answer to this question depends on the kind of beer. Normal
beers (with pretty low alcohol content), as long as the bottle or can is
unopened, can last at least half a year. And when I write “can last”, I
mean they’ll taste fine after opening, provided they were stored
properly. Some vintage beers (ales, lambics or stouts) have high alcohol
content and they are made to last a few years. In fact, producers of those
beers often recommend that they should be stored for at least a year or two
before opening. That should allow the beer to age and get its distinguished
Once the beer is opened, it should be drinked within a day or two. After
that time, in most cases it’ll be fine, but its taste will be far from
what you’ve expected (it’ll be flat). That means that there’s no
sense in storing beer after opening – after two days it’ll taste stale
and you’ll probably discard it either way. Of course if you want to keep
it in the fridge for an hour or two, that’s fine.
Just three glasses of beer
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