So I brewed a cream ale and a regular porter.
Bottled everything using the same bottles, equipment, etc. I gave half to my brewing partner and I took the other half. Drank a few beers during the first couple weeks and everything tasted great. In fact, the porter took 3rd place at a recent contest. A few weeks later I think I have a infection in both beers. It's really hard to describe, the beer looks great but it smells really bad. The nose is absolutely horrible and it almost tastes like smells. The problem is that my buddy who took the other half, he does not have this problem. So my biggest question is: Why the hell did this happen. Then, does anyone know what the infection is?
I bottle conditioned the beers, once they were done I just stored them at room temp. My buddy took his home and did the same thing.