Are there any ill effects on your beer from lagering for too long of a period?
If so, what time scale are we dealing with being too much? Days, weeks, months, years?
Also... if I'm aiming to serve a particular beer at an event, am I better off lagering it until about 2-3 weeks beforehand, then bottling/carbonating, or should I lager it for some set period, bottle, carbonate and let them age in the bottles for the remaining time?
Basically, I'm going to a birthday party in late March, and my beer's pretty much done lagering now according to the days / degree Plato calculations in Noonan's book, so I was wondering if I was better off bottling it now, or leaving it in the carboy in the fridge until closer to the party.