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Old 10-21-2014, 10:04 PM   #1
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I bought a quarter barrel of Spotted Cow from New Glarus brewery 8 days ago for a buddy. I have it sitting in the garage which is around 60 degrees. I have seen mixed signals that this beer will be bad because it is warm. I have not tapped it. It is pressurized. I don't know if it is pasteurized

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Old 10-21-2014, 10:14 PM   #2
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A keg is like a big bottle. As long as it's not opened, it's fine.

Chill and serve as you would any other beer.

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Old 10-21-2014, 10:18 PM   #3
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A keg is like a big bottle. As long as it's not opened, it's fine.

Chill and serve as you would any other beer.
Thanks, that's what I thought but this guy was saying it wasn't pasteurized and bacteria would grow when the temp went up.
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Thanks, that's what I thought but this guy was saying it wasn't pasteurized and bacteria would grow when the temp went up.
umm yeah, that's not gonna happen, how does the guy think kegs get from the brewery to the distributor to the store/bar, not every truck or storage facility along the way is a refrigerated.
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A keg is like a big bottle. As long as it's not opened, it's fine.

Chill and serve as you would any other beer.
Agreed
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umm yeah, that's not gonna happen, how does the guy think kegs get from the brewery to the distributor to the store/bar, not every truck or storage facility along the way is a refrigerated.
Also agreed
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umm yeah, that's not gonna happen, how does the guy think kegs get from the brewery to the distributor to the store/bar, not every truck or storage facility along the way is a refrigerated.
If the brewery is not good with sanitation then keeping it warm might be a problem... but any brewery that has consistent problems with sanitation usually doesn't stick around for 20+ years. I say you are fine, just make sure you chill it for a couple of days to make sure it is cold (but not too cold ) all the way through.
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Thanks, that's what I thought but this guy was saying it wasn't pasteurized and bacteria would grow when the temp went up.
LOL i would have laughed so hard at the guy if he told me that crap.
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