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Expiration dates for beer

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by BB Bobcat, Oct 28, 2008.

  1. BB Bobcat

    BB Bobcat Active Member

    If the beer has been refrigerated the whole time, is it still good even if it's past the expiration date on the can? I was under the impression that the date only applied to beer that has been sitting at room temperature.
  2. bigpern23

    bigpern23 Well-Known Member

    Depends on if you're looking at a "born-on" date or a "freshness date," but light beers are usually good for four months after being brewed. The more hops and alcohol in a beer, the longer it's good for. Sam Adams might be good for five months and something like a doublebock would be good for like six months.

    The only way to be sure? Drink it. If you don't throw up, you're good.
  3. Captain_Kirk

    Captain_Kirk Well-Known Member

    Wouldn't know. Never have been faced with a situation where I had beer past an expiration date. ;D
  4. imjustagirl

    imjustagirl Active Member

    That was going to be my point. Who has beer longer than two days? :D
  5. Appgrad05

    Appgrad05 Active Member

    At my first gig, shared an apartment with a couple of co-workers. Our place quickly became the hangout, and it was strictly BYOB. More often than not, any extra beer remained in the fridge.
    We almost always had a fresh supply of beer in the fridge, and played host to a few parties where it was strictly leftovers.
    That is the only acceptable reason - you are the party house.
  6. Seahawk

    Seahawk Member

    I have found out the hard way. Terrible, terrible experience.
  7. Oggiedoggie

    Oggiedoggie Well-Known Member

    If the bottom of the can is bulging outward, do not drink it (at least until all the other beer is gone).
  8. Ace

    Ace Well-Known Member

    By "good" do you mean will it still taste good or do you mean will it kill you?

    If it's a lite American beer, it doesn't matter when the expiration date is, really.
  9. luckyducky

    luckyducky Guest

    *raises hand*

    I'm just not a big drinker ... and I don't entertain much ... but I tend to buy six-packs (of bottles) when I buy beer. Usually takes me a month to six weeks to finish one.
  10. 2muchcoffeeman

    2muchcoffeeman Active Member

    Yeah, because it's gonna suck before or after that date.
  11. Captain_Kirk

    Captain_Kirk Well-Known Member

    A word of warning: if you ask Bobcat to fetch you a beer, you could end up with something like this:

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  12. three_bags_full

    three_bags_full Well-Known Member

    Deployed to an island once -- about four months in without a beer -- I finally got my hands on my first beer. It was a Budweiser. The "Born On Date" had passed 14 months earlier. I drank it hurriedly.
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