To drink or not to drink....... - Home Brew Forums
Register Now For Free!

Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > General Beer Discussion > To drink or not to drink.......

Thread Tools
Old 10-12-2010, 06:46 PM   #1
Sep 2010
Hartford CT, Connecticut
Posts: 47

...Im currently on vacation in Phoenix AZ visiting my younger brother who has had a pint bottle of Stone Pale Ale in his fridge for at least the last 2 1/2 years or so. He's not a huge beer guy per se but he likes his heffenwisens, and is partial to guiness. As this Stone pale ale isnt in his wheel house he hasn't ventured to try it and has offered it to me. Now what do I do? Do I happily accept?? (i think it might be good) or do I run screaming because its been sitting so long??

Reply With Quote
Old 10-12-2010, 06:52 PM   #2
Post Hoc Ergo Propter Hoc
Revvy's Avatar
Dec 2007
"Detroitish" Michigan
Posts: 40,936
Liked 3210 Times on 1894 Posts

?????? Run screaming??????? You think beer goes bad in a way other than the marketers @ budwieser with their idiotic born on dates would have you believe?

In the Dec 07 Zymurgy Charlie Papazian reviewed bottles of homebrew going back to the first AHC competition that he had stored, and none of them went bad, some had not held up but most of them he felt were awesome...We're talking over 20 years worth of beers.

Since nothing pathogenic can grow in beer, there's no worry needed about getting sick from them. All that can happen is that they may not have held up over time.

This is a great thread about one of our guys tasting 4-5 years of his stored brew.

Beer's like wine, a lot of them improve with age....That's why stone has "vertical epic" with vintage, and people have vertical tasting parties

I made a beer that won't even be opened before 5 years go by on Sunday.

Enjoy the beer.
Like my snazzy new avatar? Get Sons of Zymurgy swag, here, and brew with the best.

Revvy's one of the cool reverends. He has a Harley and a t-shirt that says on the back "If you can read this, the bitch was Raptured. - Madman

I gotta tell ya, just between us girls, that Revvy is HOT. Very tall, gorgeous grey hair and a terrific smile. He's very good looking in person, with a charismatic personality... he drives like a ****ing maniac! - YooperBrew

Reply With Quote
Old 10-12-2010, 06:52 PM   #3
May 2009
Seymour, CT
Posts: 1,089
Liked 109 Times on 91 Posts

drink it and find out... who cares... the worst that could happen is its not so good and you pour it down... more than likely its going to be really bland tasting.

Reply With Quote
Old 10-12-2010, 07:56 PM   #4
Mar 2009
Posts: 188
Liked 6 Times on 6 Posts

Not going to hurt ya. I'd drink it out of curiosity, though my understanding is hoppy beers don't really improve with extended aging.

Reply With Quote
Old 10-12-2010, 09:49 PM   #5
Oct 2010
Carlsbad, CA
Posts: 572
Liked 7 Times on 7 Posts

Drink it. I just drank a beer last night (Getting my bottle count up) that was purchased in the virgin islands more than 6 years ago. Now I will not lie and say it was great, but im here right now.

Reply With Quote
Thread Tools

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Do you ever drink BMC? HossTheGreat General Beer Discussion 223 03-18-2012 03:52 PM
What to drink, what to drink? Steiger66 General Beer Discussion 15 12-31-2009 05:45 AM
What should I drink now??? Boerderij_Kabouter General Beer Discussion 2 12-14-2009 11:21 PM
So who's going to help me drink all of this? ohiobrewtus General Beer Discussion 18 07-23-2008 07:07 AM
any one drink autoferret General Beer Discussion 10 12-18-2007 02:23 AM

Forum Jump