beer taste different than bottled beer?
- Well, if you drink it
directly from the can, you probably will have the perception that there
will be a tinny flavor. Pouring it into a glass or mug, there shouldn't
be any difference. It will depend on the brand and how long it's been
in the can.
But for storage purposes, cans may be better than glass especially if
the bottles are clear, such as with Coronas or Miller Genuine Draft,
because they block out all light, though dark glass will negate that a
bit (which explains why many beer bottles are dark colored). They're
also more lightweight so from the standpoint of shipping and transport
they may be more convenient. Cans also stay cooler longer, which is
great when you are just sipping a beer out on the deck while grilling
some ribs and not pounding them back.
How long does
- If kept in a cool place
(and dark if in light colored bottles) it can keep a long time, several
months at least. Since you are keeping it refrigerated I think you've
got at least 5 months before there is any noticeable difference. Even
after that the deterioration will probably only be noticeable if you
are an expert or if you are tasting a fresh beer at the same time to
Unless it is bottle conditioned it won't get better with time. So why
Is it ok for
beer to get
The big brands (Bud, Miller, Coors,
Sam Adams) have filtered
all the yeast out of the beer, and it is carbonated using force
With the lack of yeast in the bottle, and the bottles being pasteurized
they leave the factory, this means warm or cold there is absolutely no
on the beer. That is why you see beer being shipped in non-refrigerated
and available on the shelves or in the cooler. From the factory to the
wholesaler to the store, beer will get warm and cold many times.
during a Minnesota winter.
The only effect that warm or cold will have is on a craft brew or
where the warmer temperatures will allow the yeast to activate. And
there will be no effect on taste, the beer will just be more carbonated.
Skunking happens when light touches the beer. Hop oils in the beer will
flavor. This is why most beers are in brown bottles.