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robertbartsch 08-02-2010 06:16 PM

Yeast in commercial tap beer?
OK, when I took a class on brewing and wine in the 1970s, I learned that commercial tap beer is not pasturized and contains living yeast. I thought I remember this becasue it was stated that this is the reason tap beer (commercial tap beers) must be kept refrigerated at all times.

Later I learned that commercial beers are often filtered.

Is this true? If I condition by home brew in a Corny at room temp, why can't commercial beer in kegs be stored at room temp?

Denny 08-02-2010 06:20 PM

Define "commercial beer".

robertbartsch 08-02-2010 06:23 PM

Commercial beer -, for example, Becks beer, Bud beer, sold by the brewers in kegs which are used by them as tap beer in resturants and pubs.

Denny 08-02-2010 06:25 PM

Bud will be filtered and likely pasteurized. The reason I asked is that there are a lot of commercial beers from craft brewers that are neither filtered nor pasteurized.

robertbartsch 08-02-2010 06:33 PM

So if I buy a 1/2 keg of Bud beer from a beer distributor, I can assume it has been pasturized and, therefore, I can store for a few weeks it at room temp? Will the beer distributor know which beer is pasturized and which is not?

IrregularPulse 08-02-2010 06:59 PM


Originally Posted by robertbartsch (Post 2194432)
Will the beer distributor know which beer is pasturized and which is not?

If they do not, find a new distributor. They should be able to answer or get and answer to any question you have about the product they sell.

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