Wine has long been revered as the drink of choice to cellar, however, the right beer can easily be cellared and matured to increase its flavour ad enjoyment. Now we’re not talking about your mainstream beer that has a shelf life of 3 – 9 months. Instead these are beers which the brewer has designed to be aged for full benefit – the likes of Belgian Strong Ales and Imperial Stouts.
The best way to cellar beer is by following these simple tips:
- Ensure the storage area is dark and cool, ideally a constant temperature of around 10⁰ – 15⁰ C
- Store the beers upright as the plastic in the crown seal can negatively effect the beer over time
- Leave the beer alone – don’t be tempted to raid the stash within the first couple of weeks!