Shelf life of our beer

21 August 2018

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The general rule is fresh is best - Try to buy your beer as close to the time you're planning on enjoying it as possible.

Top Tip : Keep your beer in the fridge, regardless of the style and then remove the beer half an hour before you'll enjoy it so it can reach the 8-12 degree sweet spot.

 

Draft sizes

1 & 3 litre / 9 pint barrel / 18 pint box

Shelf life

These products contain fresh beer and have a short shelf life compared to bottled beer. The beer is best within 7 days of purchase, drunk as fresh as possible and within 1-2 days of opening.

Storage.

To be at its best fresh beer should be stored in a cool environment somewhere around 8-12 degrees, a garage is ideal. If you'd like your beer at fridge temperature please be aware that a harmless 'chill haze' may develop, the haze will not affect the flavour of the beer but may reduce its clarity. It's also best to keep your beer out of direct sunlight.

 

72 pint barrels

Shelf life

These products contain fresh beer and should be used once opened. Unopened the beer will be good for 7 days. Once opened, especially if some beer has been enjoyed, moving the barrel with beer inside will result in it losing condition (it's carbonation) and becoming flat, therefore we recommend 72 barrels only for parties/events where it will get finished.

Storage

To be at its best fresh beer should be stored in a cool environment somewhere around 8-12 degrees, a garage is ideal. If used in the heat, in a marquee on a hot day for example, a cooling jacket or soaking towel can be used to keep the beer cool.

Cooling jackets can be purchased from the shop, they require soaking in water and freezing overnight.

 

22 pint mini barrels

Shelf life

Mini barrels are slightly different, they keep the beer in great condition for up to 3 weeks using magic, not really, using a pressurised container. It does mean you can enjoy draft beer at home over a number of days with no drop in quality.

Storage

To be at its best fresh beer should be stored in a cool environment somewhere around 8-12 degrees, a garage is ideal. If you'd like your beer at fridge temperature please be aware that a harmless 'chill haze' may develop, the haze will not affect the flavour of the beer but may reduce its clarity. It's also best to keep your beer out of direct sunlight.

 

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Bottled beers, 500ml / 330ml

Shelf life

These products contain filtered beer so they have a much longer shelf life than draft beer. We put a year on the label from when it is bottled, however the rule still stands - fresh is best.

Storage.

To be at its best fresh beer should be stored in a cool environment somewhere around 8-12 degrees, a garage is ideal. If you'd like your beer at fridge temperature please be aware that a harmless 'chill haze' may develop, the haze will not affect the flavour of the beer but may reduce its clarity. It's also best to keep your beer out of direct sunlight.

Top Tip : Keep your beer in the fridge, regardless of the style and then remove the beer half an hour before you'll enjoy it so it can reach the 8-12 degree sweet spot.

 

 

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IPA

Strength: 3.7%
Copper, well balanced & easy drinking

 
Sizes Currently Available
  • 1 Litre Bottles
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  • 18 Pint Polycasks
  • 22 Pint Mini Barrel
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Red

Strength: 4.7%
Rich, malty & bittersweet

 
Sizes Currently Available
  • 1 Litre Bottles
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  • 5 Litre Kegs
  • 18 Pint Polycasks
  • 22 Pint Mini Barrel
  • 36 Pint Polypins
  • 72 Pint Firkins
 
 

Zebedee

Strength: 4.7%
Extra pale & crisp

 
Sizes Currently Available
  • 1 Litre Bottles
  • 3 Litre Bottles
  • 5 Litre Kegs
  • 18 Pint Polycasks
  • 22 Pint Mini Barrel
  • 36 Pint Polypins
  • 72 Pint Firkins
 
 

24 Carat

Strength:5%
Golden, hoppy & bittersweet

 
Sizes Currently Available
  • Single Bottle
  • Case of 12 Bottles
 
 

Black

Strength: 5.2%
Rich & Complex

 
Sizes Currently Available
  • Single Bottle
  • Case of 12 Bottles
 
 

Lager

Strength: 4.4%
Crisp & refreshing

 
Sizes Currently Available
  • Single Bottle
  • Case of 12 Bottles
 
 

Blonde

Strength:4.3%
Golden & Refreshing

 
Sizes Currently Available
  • Single Bottle
  • Case of 12 Bottles
  • Mixed case 2 Beers
  • 2 Bottle + Glass Pack
  • 3 Bottle Presentation Pack
  • 4 Bottle + Glass Pack
 
 

Red

Strength: 4.5%
Deep red & malty

 
Sizes Currently Available
  • Single Bottle
  • Case of 12 Bottles
  • Mixed case 2 Beers
  • 2 Bottle + Glass Pack
  • 3 Bottle Presentation Pack
  • 4 Bottle + Glass Pack
 
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