Question by  aadil (19)

How long is beer good for?


Answer by  Latin4 (11170)

Most beers have a long shelf life. But you can't chill them and then let them get warm. Most good beers without preservatives not have expiration dates, which is something you should take into consideration when buying beer.


Answer by  ck0689 (284)

Beer is best as soon as it is finished, and can usually last for about 12 to 18 months without losing much flavor. Cheap beers can last about 2 years.


Answer by  cafish (2035)

I would say four or five months if it is kept in a cool and dry place. Also, the beer should be pasteurized. If you are brewing your own, I would say to use it soon.


Answer by  James81 (50)

American beers generally last longer because American brewers can add as many preservatives as they want. Imported beers rely on hops and alcohol for preservation. On average 12 months refrigerated.


Answer by  AbbieThompson (175)

Beer that is continuously refrigerated will stay fresh for up to an average of three to four weeks. If not refrigerated or cooled, beer will ruin within one to two weeks. Placing beer in direct light can also speed the spoiling process. Therefore, always keep beer cold to ensure maximum life.


Answer by  Amber40 (24961)

Well every beer is different. Cans might last longer than bottles. Look for a best by date on the container to see how long it is good for. Some might be good for longer than others.

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