Questions tagged [aging]

About how beer, wine, or spirits are aged to reach their finished state or about how to age one yourself after purchase.

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How can I tell whether a beer will improve with age?

Most mass-market beers come with expiration dates, and cease to be good for drinking if too much time has passed since they were brewed, even if they've been stored in unopened containers and good ...
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What is happening during aging?

IPAs go bad, barley wines improve, and stouts mellow over time. I'm curious though: what's actually happening? What compounds are building up or breaking down? What chemical processes actually ...
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Does bottle size affect aging or storage?

Typically I want to age 22oz bottles, but I'm curious if I could get away with aging a smaller bottle. Is there any difference based on bottle size?