Beer Storage Temperatures

Refrigerated storage is best for all beers at all times. Required for draft beer and many craft beers. Non-refrigerated storage accelerates aging and development of off flavors.

-Cicerone Certification Program

We aren't exactly beer experts, nor claim to be one,  but we do like to enjoy good beer - but then again, who doesn't like to enjoy good of anything? We are probably dating ourselves here, but we do still remember when there was only a handful of beer options in the grocery store and at the pub. Ok, we aren't talking about the days of McSorley's in New York where you can only have a dark or light option, but more like a modest amount of beer selection.

With the increased amount of beer types, several beer experts have published their recommendations on proper storing temperature for each type of beer.  Here are a few tips from beer experts:

In a study conducted by one of the large breweries on flavor loss in bottled and canned products resulted in the 3-30-300 Rule. The same flavor loss results from beer being stored in your car's trunk for three days at 90°F as beer being stored at room temp (72°F) for 30 days and beer being stored at 38°F for 300 days.

Tom Geordt | Technical Director | Micro Matic USA

If you are looking to store beer for months at a time as well as planning on getting multiple types of beer coolers, Beer Advocate provides a great breakdown on this (Read Article Here).  In general the recommendation in keeping your beer as fresh as possible in storage can be as simple as:

  • Staying away from heat and light source
  • Keeping it chilled until ready to serve - at what temperature, below are articles from The Hop Review and Beer Maps.

During the hot summers and cold winters, maintaining beer cooler temperatures can get a little difficult.  Take the guesswork by installing a remote monitoring solution that will allow you to keep track of your cooler's temperature, light exposure and door opening and closings allowing you to make informed decisions regarding your beer inventory.  Ask us how we can help you keep your beer fresh until ready to serve.

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