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Old 07-17-2011, 01:21 AM   #1
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Default 2 year old beer safe to drink?

I have a 5% ale that's been sitting in bottles for 2 years. Safe to drink?


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Old 07-17-2011, 01:22 AM   #2
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If you mean will it make you sick, then yes it is safe to drink. There are no known pathogens that can live in beer.


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Old 07-17-2011, 01:31 AM   #3
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sure it's safe, might even still taste good!
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Old 07-17-2011, 01:34 AM   #4
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Let us know how it is!
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Old 07-17-2011, 01:39 AM   #5
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I've consumed beers in my basement that are 5+ years old, no prob. The worst that can happen is you have to dump but the flavor my be a nice treat.
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Old 07-17-2011, 01:40 AM   #6
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Absolutely. Check this out: http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f14/24-y...tasted-182691/
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Old 07-17-2011, 03:27 AM   #7
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I must be a touch dyslexic, when I looked at the title to this thread I thought it said, "Two year old safe to drink beer?"
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Old 07-17-2011, 04:01 AM   #8
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I did the same thing Stuporman
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I must be a touch dyslexic, when I looked at the title to this thread I thought it said, "Two year old safe to drink beer?"
My three year old nephew has helped me brew, but he has a couple years before he gets a taste. But, he loves the spent grain beer bread.

OP, yeah it's safe. Might be past its prime, but depending on storage, it might even be good.
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Old 07-17-2011, 04:31 AM   #10
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if it doesn't taste like crap drink it. it won't make you sick.. it might taste bad.. 5% is a bit low ABV to age that long but it might just be awesome!!!!! Drink it and stop worrying!


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