I have beer that just finished conditioning that I put in the fridge a couple days ago. I want to send some to some family up north.
The question: Does beer lose anything in going from fridge temps to room temperature? Is it noticeable? How much is too much in a shift of temperature? Should beer only be placed in cold temps when it is ready to be consumed since placing it in warmer temps afterwards is too much for it?
Basically, I want to know how temperature affects beer after it is brewed, conditioned, and carbonated.
Also, how warm can I expect my beer to get while in transit with USPS, FedEx, or UPS?
Should I avoid any of those carriers and why?