Unfortunately I don't have a basement or a different room where it's between 10-15 degrees. Since it's summer, the temperature in the house is between 20 and 25 degrees. All of my beers are stored in a closet where it is 23 degrees at the moment. I have 3 year old Orvals, Barleywines, IPAs and some other beers. Is this going to damage the beer? Or shouldn't I worry about it?

  • For sure it is a problem if they are not pasturized
    – paparazzo
    Jun 22, 2016 at 16:10
  • @Papparazzi I know for sure that all of the IPA's aren't pasteurized, not sure about the other beers. Also I can't store all of them in my fridge, because I have around 25 beers at the moment.
    – Bas
    Jun 22, 2016 at 16:32
  • If I was sure I would post an answer but I think you have a problem.
    – paparazzo
    Jun 22, 2016 at 16:33
  • @Paparazzi I might pick up a wine cooler and use it for my beers. That will resolve the problem. But im still interested if these temperatures will damage or make the beer go bad.
    – Bas
    Jun 22, 2016 at 16:40

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According to this non pasturized <45°F (<7.2°C)
And even then a shelf life of 60 - 90 days

It might be time for a party

Beer Storage

As for wine cooler. For shelf life the colder the better as long as you don't freeze.

  • Thanks for your answer. I also contacted a brewery and they suggested to always store IPA's in the fridge. But he told me that the temperature for the barleywines isn't a big problem if it doesnt exceed 24 degrees celsius. it isn't the most ideal temperature though.
    – Bas
    Jun 22, 2016 at 18:35
  • @Bas Cool. Beer is not wine - it is not meant to be held. Buy beer - drink beer. Buy more beer - drink more beer.
    – paparazzo
    Jun 22, 2016 at 19:00
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    true, except for some beers. Barleywines for example, they can be aged for years and achieve a better taste.
    – Bas
    Jun 22, 2016 at 19:48

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