Originally Posted by magno
I have noticed that commercial beers taste different and often better, from kegs as opposed to bottles.
I visited a micro brewery (Abita Brewery) and the guide (one of the brewers) said that they flash pasteurize the beer before they bottle (as many micros do). But, they do not pasteurize the beer going into kegs. They can do this since kegs are more controlled as to how soon they are consumed. He admitted and I agree that this 'kills' some flavor too. It is more noticeable in heavier/darker beers.
Abita Turbodog is 100 times better from a keg than a bottle. I drank some that day, fresh from a keg. I can't drink the bottled stuff anymore.