Long Term Beer Storage SHELF LIFE

Discussion in 'General Survival and Preparedness' started by john316, Oct 10, 2018.


  1. john316

    john316 Monkey++

    from survivalblog https://survivalblog.com/?s="Long+Term+Beer+Storage"


    Letter Re: Long Term Beer Storage
    Jim,
    Great work on your “Rawles Gets You Ready” preparedness course! For folks wanting to keep beer in their long-term storage supply, the “blue” variety of Chimay (a dark ale made by Trappist monks in Belgium) will store nicely for upwards of 15 years. Even better, my local Costco (in Texas) sells the 750 ml bottles with corks. Regards, – MP

    ANYBODY ever drink this..or keep it a long time

    FROM ONE SITE speaking of a 2002 bottle in 2013
    "
    Borderline worthless. I've been fortunate enough to try an awful lot of aged Chimay, and 11 years is just way too much on it.
    3-5 years is the sweet spot, and after that it is likely going downhill.
    Even beers that age well don't last forever.

    That said I'm sure somebody would trade for it just for the opportunity to try an age-able beer that old, but don't expect the world for it. IMO just drink it yourself and enjoy the experiment..."

    #3 cbeer88, Mar 31, 2013


    Aged Chimay Blue & Bottle Dates | Community | BeerAdvocate

    https://www.beeradvocate.com › Forums › Hobbies › Cellaring / Aging Beer
    Aged Chimay Blue & Bottle Dates | Community | BeerAdvocate

    https://www.beeradvocate.com › Forums › Hobbies › Cellaring / Aging Beer

    Aug 14, 2016 - I have a bottle of Chimay Blue a friend gave me at least 4 years ago, possibly as ... Discussion in 'Cellaring / Aging Beer' started by mrchrisray, Sep 3, 2013.
    Trappist/Belgian Beers on Shelves
    Mar 28, 2017
    Old or expired beer
    Apr 28, 2015
    Chimay Grand Reserve Blue
    Mar 31, 2013
    Chimay bottle dating
    Oct 4, 2012
    More results from www.beeradvocate.com
    Chimay Grande Réserve - Chimay

    chimay.com/us/bieres/bleue/

    The Chimay Grande Réserve is a dark ale with a powerful aroma. Its complex flavor improves with passing time. pres_fromage_bleue Give yourself a treat…
    Ales - Chimay

    chimay.com/us/bieres/

    10 - Refermentation. After bottling, the ale is stored in a temperature-controlled room for three weeks until the bottle fermentation is complete. That is when the Chimay's maturation begins. Connoisseurs claim that its maturation can continue for years, but that's another story.
    Chimay Magnum Shelf Life? : beer - Reddit

    Chimay Magnum Shelf Life? : beer
    Aug 6, 2015 - 4 posts - ‎3 authors
    Hey guys, Buddy of mine got me a Chimay Blue Magnum, bottled in 2007. Is this thing still drinkable?
    Chimay Blue
    14 posts
    Oct 16, 2017
    Properly Aging Chimay and other Trappist Beers
    2 posts
    Dec 9, 2010
    More results from www.reddit.com
    I found a few bottles of Chimay in the back of the pantry- Mtbr.com

    forums.mtbr.com/beer-forum/i-found-few-bottles-chimay-back-pantry-832019.html

    Jan 5, 2013 - 11 posts - ‎7 authors
    I purchased several bottles of Chimay a little over 1 year ago and was ... I tried a few google searches but most of the 'how long does beer ...
    People also ask
    What is the best Chimay beer?
    What does Chimay mean?
    What are Trappist beers?
    Feedback
    Web results
    What's the oldest Chimay you've had? - Beer - Chowhound

    What's the oldest Chimay you've had? - Beer - Chowhound
    4 answers
    Feb 12, 2007 - When I started drinking Chimay back in 2000, they were all pre-aged in my area - meaning they would sit on the shelf for years since hardly ...
    Chimay Triple expiration date - RateBeer

    Chimay Triple expiration date
    Jan 23, 2008 - 5 posts - ‎5 authors
    Chimay Triple expiration date.
    Tripel shelf life. - RateBeer

    https://www.ratebeer.com/forums/tripel-shelf-life_90525.htm

    Apr 21, 2008 - 11 posts - ‎9 authors
    Tripel shelf life. ... I was just curious what the average shelf life of a corked tripel and dubbel. ... Yeah, should be fine, but tripel is the only bigger beer style I've ever had ... I imagine Chimay Cinq Cents would be similar.
    Heaven and Ale: How Long Can You Store Chimay?

    belgianwheat.blogspot.com/2008/10/how-long-can-you-store-chimay-ale.html

    Oct 29, 2008 - The "consume by date" given on some labels is a recommendation but does not mean that the beer cannot be drunk after that date. It can never ...
    Is This Beer Fresh? | Craft Beer & Brewing Magazine

    Is This Beer Fresh?
    The two most common types of date codes are packaging dates and shelf-life dates. _Packaging dates _indicate when the beer was bottled or canned and can ...
    Missing: chimay ‎| ‎Must include: ‎chimay
    Aug 14, 2016 - I have a bottle of Chimay Blue a friend gave me at least 4 years ago, possibly as ... Discussion in 'Cellaring / Aging Beer' started by mrchrisray, Sep 3, 2013.
    Trappist/Belgian Beers on Shelves
    Mar 28, 2017
    Old or expired beer
    Apr 28, 2015
    Chimay Grand Reserve Blue
    Mar 31, 2013
    Chimay bottle dating
    Oct 4, 2012
    More results from www.beeradvocate.com
    Chimay Grande Réserve - Chimay

    chimay.com/us/bieres/bleue/

    The Chimay Grande Réserve is a dark ale with a powerful aroma. Its complex flavor improves with passing time. pres_fromage_bleue Give yourself a treat…
    Ales - Chimay

    chimay.com/us/bieres/

    10 - Refermentation. After bottling, the ale is stored in a temperature-controlled room for three weeks until the bottle fermentation is complete. That is when the Chimay's maturation begins. Connoisseurs claim that its maturation can continue for years, but that's another story.
    Chimay Magnum Shelf Life? : beer - Reddit

    Chimay Magnum Shelf Life? : beer
    Aug 6, 2015 - 4 posts - ‎3 authors
    Hey guys, Buddy of mine got me a Chimay Blue Magnum, bottled in 2007. Is this thing still drinkable?
    Chimay Blue
    14 posts
    Oct 16, 2017
    Properly Aging Chimay and other Trappist Beers
    2 posts
    Dec 9, 2010
    More results from www.reddit.com
    I found a few bottles of Chimay in the back of the pantry- Mtbr.com

    forums.mtbr.com/beer-forum/i-found-few-bottles-chimay-back-pantry-832019.html

    Jan 5, 2013 - 11 posts - ‎7 authors
    I purchased several bottles of Chimay a little over 1 year ago and was ... I tried a few google searches but most of the 'how long does beer ...
    People also ask
    What is the best Chimay beer?
    What does Chimay mean?
    What are Trappist beers?
    Feedback
    Web results
    What's the oldest Chimay you've had? - Beer - Chowhound

    What's the oldest Chimay you've had? - Beer - Chowhound
    4 answers
    Feb 12, 2007 - When I started drinking Chimay back in 2000, they were all pre-aged in my area - meaning they would sit on the shelf for years since hardly ...
    Chimay Triple expiration date - RateBeer

    Chimay Triple expiration date
    Jan 23, 2008 - 5 posts - ‎5 authors
    Chimay Triple expiration date.
    Tripel shelf life. - RateBeer

    https://www.ratebeer.com/forums/tripel-shelf-life_90525.htm

    Apr 21, 2008 - 11 posts - ‎9 authors
    Tripel shelf life. ... I was just curious what the average shelf life of a corked tripel and dubbel. ... Yeah, should be fine, but tripel is the only bigger beer style I've ever had ... I imagine Chimay Cinq Cents would be similar.
    Heaven and Ale: How Long Can You Store Chimay?

    belgianwheat.blogspot.com/2008/10/how-long-can-you-store-chimay-ale.html

    Oct 29, 2008 - The "consume by date" given on some labels is a recommendation but does not mean that the beer cannot be drunk after that date. It can never ...
    Is This Beer Fresh? | Craft Beer & Brewing Magazine

    Is This Beer Fresh?
    The two most common types of date codes are packaging dates and shelf-life dates. _Packaging dates _indicate when the beer was bottled or canned and can ...
    Missing: chimay ‎| ‎Must include: ‎chimay
     
    Last edited: Oct 10, 2018
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  2. techsar

    techsar Monkey+++

    Or brew your own and don't worry about it...(y)
     
  3. duane

    duane Monkey+++

    Agree with techsar on making own, a little hops and yeast put aside for beer, water, wheat or rice, etc all usable as food if not used for beer.
     
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  4. Thunder5Ranch

    Thunder5Ranch Monkey+++

    I love my Stag beer! Fresh it is skunky and when I find a 4 year old can in the barn it is still skunky! Great stuff!!!
     
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  5. Dunerunner

    Dunerunner Brewery Monkey Moderator

    Aging beer is a crap shoot, even for Belgian styles. In Europe, beers were bottled and stored upright in caves where the temperatures remained stable and never warmer than 45°F (7°C) and never colder than 38°F (3°C). I've found that unpasteurized, sour beers, high alcohol 10%ABV and higher Stouts, Barleywines, and complex Belgians age best. Store beers upright whether corked or capped. As beers age, some flavor profiles drop out and other flavors develop.

    All that said, I can brew a nice fresh beer in 16 days. 14 days for the Ale yeast to ferment the brew, 2 to 3 days to force carbonate. Stove top "Kits" can last and be viable for years if stored in a dry environment. A kit usually makes 5 gallons of fresh brewed beer and the investment in a "system" for brewing can be relatively small.
     
    Last edited: Oct 10, 2018
  6. duane

    duane Monkey+++

    If things do go totally up, 10 or so years down the line a few tobacco seeds and some good beer and wine as well as the ability to distill might be a really good thing to have to trade. Or at least it has been for the last 5,000 years or so and all over the world.
     
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  7. DKR

    DKR Interesting ideas, interesting stories

    Well, there is beer, and then there is

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  8. 3M-TA3

    3M-TA3 Cold Wet Monkey Site Supporter++

    I've tried several times to determine the shelf life of beer. Turns out it's about 3 days - less if you buy smaller quantities...
     
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  9. oil pan 4

    oil pan 4 Monkey+++

    Yeah that's the best way to preserve beer.
     
  10. Oddcaliber

    Oddcaliber Monkey+

    As stated above,get a kit and brew your own. Stored ingredients would last longer than the beer itself.
     
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