Beer Info FAQ

Does unopened craft beer go bad?

Does unopened craft beer go bad?

No. Beer doesn't expire. As long as it is sealed then you can drink it years or even decades after it was brewed. So if you want to drink the old beer that's been in the bottom of your refrigerator for a few year, go for it – at your own risk, of course.

What is the shelf life of craft beer?

Styles such as pale ales, light lagers, wheat beers and brown ales are best within 120 days of packaging, whereas darker, heavier beers, like stouts and porters, are good for up to 180 days. Styles such as barrel-aged beers, sour ales and imperial beers are much more robust and last longer on shelves.

Can you drink craft beer out of date?

While beer doesn't necessarily expire in the sense that it will become unsafe to drink, in most cases it will become flat, flavourless and unappealing over time.