Originally Posted by dragnlaw
I'm surprised some of that beer is still drinkable.
My sons have often commented that beer can go "skanky" if too old. Especially if it had been frozen - not to mention losing its fizz.
Some of it is. I am a collector more than a drinker. Some of the darker ales and stouts will stay good for a long time.
The hoppy brews are only good for 6 months or so. I just keep the ones I really liked.
Kind of like baseball cards. :grin:
I have a few Vintage Ales from 2001. They just keep getting better with time. The ones I took pictures from also will stand up to a long wait. They don't go bad, they just get different. Many times they get smoother and more mellow.
The Fuller's Vintage Ales actually get stronger and less smooth, like a bad whiskey, but better, which is very interesting to say the least.