Homebrew beer doesn’t go bad. It just gets better with age.
The reason is simple: there are no preservatives in homebrewed beer. That means you need to drink it within a few weeks of making it or else it will spoil (but it probably won’t).
If you’ve been brewing for a while, you know that homebrewed beer does not have a very long shelf life. This is because there are no preservatives to prevent the growth of bacteria and other microorganisms in the bottle.
So what should you do? Drink up! If you can’t drink all the beer before it goes bad, give some away to friends or family members who like drinking craft beers. You’ll be doing them a favor by giving them an opportunity to try your homemade brews and will also get some feedback on how well they turn out.
Last modified: August 3, 2022