Thread: Beers of Note
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Old 04-12-2011, 06:38 PM   #1047
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Originally Posted by spage View Post
I have a ton of beers cellaring right now. Some as new as last year, some as old as 1968. Higher-alcohol bottle conditioned beers (ie beers carbonated naturally in the bottle with yeast) are typically the best beers to age.

In theory, being in a cooler can stall the yeast and prevent them from working their magic during aging. This is the argument that some people use against putting beer in a cooler.

In practice, it will age just fine. Yeast are resilient little buggers. Elgood's Flag Porter is brewed with yeast recovered from a ship that sank in 1825.

If the yeast can survive over 150 years inside of a bottle in the bottom of the ocean, then a week or two in the cooler won't hurt them.

Just my $0.02
1968!! Let's open a few

I'm most likely overthinking the whole thing. For the specialty and imperial stouts and such, I think it would be pretty hard to ruin them, and heat is much more destructive than cold.
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