How long will it last?

Discussion in 'General Brewing Discussions' started by Weardend, Dec 31, 2017.

  1. Weardend

    Weardend New Member

    Joined:
    Aug 29, 2017
    Messages:
    13
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    1
    Hi

    I brewed a pin full of ordinary bitter before Christmas and barrelled it on 15/12 intending to open it and consume it very New Year. Anyway due to over production I don't need it

    Question - how long should it keep before in need to crack on and drink it. It's 4.5% and the barrel has not been tapped.
     
  2. jeffpn

    jeffpn Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Apr 28, 2015
    Messages:
    3,240
    Likes Received:
    1,557
    Trophy Points:
    113
    One time I went to bottle a batch and grabbed a case of empties, except they weren’t. I hadn’t used those bottles in a year. The beer in them was fine. I’d say if you purged the air out of the barrel when you you packaged it, replacing it with CO2, you’ll be fine for quite a while. Heck, save it until next year! Keep it cold if you can.
     
  3. Nosybear

    Nosybear Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jul 16, 2012
    Messages:
    9,369
    Likes Received:
    6,600
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Location:
    Aurora, CO, USA
    I have three years old beer in my stock, perfectly drinkable. With decent sanitation you can expect at least six months from a normal strength beer.
     
    jeffpn likes this.
  4. ACBEV

    ACBEV Active Member

    Joined:
    Jul 25, 2016
    Messages:
    217
    Likes Received:
    100
    Trophy Points:
    43
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Berkshire - UK
    Should keep for a long time, if you primed the beer when barreling. Keep cool 8c - 12c, should last at least six months, probably more.

    I reckon it'll be perfect for a BBQ in May/June.
     
    Weardend likes this.

Share This Page

arrow_white