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Why are breweries against freezing pint glasses?

It depends on the beer style. Craft beers in general were not designed to be served at a near freezing (for water) temperature. Drink an IPA at 35 degrees and 45 degrees and you'll probably find the ...
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How do I get beer to chill to the maximum possible?

To get beer as cold as possible, as quickly as possible, it should be submerged in a salted ice water bath. Because of the alcohol in beer, the freezing temperature of beer is slightly lower than ...
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Does beer suffer from being warmed and then rechilled?

Repeatedly cooling and warming (to ambient temperatures) a beer can induce a permanent haze, where proteins and tannins bond to create semi-soluble molecules. While this can have an aesthetic impact, ...
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What beer is ok to drink not-cold or room temperature (for camping)

Somewhat related: What temperature should I serve my beer? In short, beers don't need to be served as cold as many are led to believe, and darker beers tend to be meant to serve warmer (as warm as 55°...
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Which temperature should be recommended in serving wine?

Some people serve wine at the ambient temperature without knowing that some wines are better served at a specific temperature. Which temperature should be recommended in serving wine? Light dry ...
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Which temperature should be recommended in serving wine?

Here is my take on serving wine at a variety of temperatures and colors after years and years of serving wine and drinking it. Remember storing wine and serving wine are two different things. All ...
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What beer is ok to drink not-cold or room temperature (for camping)

Short answer: no beer that has color-changing mountains on the side should be served warm, otherwise you'll taste it. Long answer: First, ales are traditional served warmer than pilseners, so start ...
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Should lighter red wines be served chilled?

"Wine experts advise that white wines be served at 45 to 55 degrees Fahrenheit, light reds at about 60 degrees and more complex reds at "room temperature" or 65 to 70 degrees. [Remember, the phrase "...
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Are there any problems in serving non-cooled beer?

This article has very good information on how CO2 interacts with beer. That being said, temperature plays a big part in the flavor of beer. Here is a the consensus of guidelines of what temperature ...
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Why don't bars keep their bottles in the fridge to avoid using ice?

I can only speak for whiskies as I use to sell and give out samples of that stuff. There are a couple of things to understand first about whiskies. During the aging process of the whisky, the whisky ...
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I'm aging a few bottles. They've been in the fridge for a while. Should I take them out now?

I believe the general principal is that lower temperatures will result in slower (or negligible) aging process than warmer temperatures. The results will certainly vary depending on the ABV and other ...
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Why do lagers get made in tropical climates?

It's just marketing. Lager fermentations are very clean so it tends to be a beer you want to drink in a warm and humid climate. The breweries want to make beer that will sell very well locally, ...
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How do I get beer to chill to the maximum possible?

A freezer is too cold and fridge not cold enough. The alcohol reduces the freezing point by 0.4 C for each 1% of alcohol. So you would need a freezer with a temperature control. Since is is ...
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When and how to drink cellared beer?

Beers that are high in ABV, have been bottle-conditioned or have been barrel-aged are prime for aging and cellaring. Usually the brewer will say on the bottle or their website what the max amount of ...
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Why don't bars keep their bottles in the fridge to avoid using ice?

Volume If the bartender had to go into a fridge for every drink it would take longer Presentation Customers can see which liquors are available Some customers want room temperature Stay chilled ...
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How do I get beer to chill to the maximum possible?

Since the question doesn't specify how fast the beer is to be chilled, I think the approach @Aedonis took is a very good one. If you're not up for a that much of a DIY project, there's a cheaper and ...
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Does the yeast weaken in flat beer?

By the time you open your beer the yeast has mostly exhausted itself by converting the sugars into alcohol. You may be able to use it to kick start a sourdough starter, or grow it back to an active ...
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Is it okay to store milk stout on the shelf?

It won't hurt you, lactose (the 'key' ingredient of milk stouts) doesn't need to be refrigerated the way actual milk does. However, it is advisable to keep milk stouts refrigerated for two reasons: 1)...
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At what temperature should sour brown ale be served?

Tough one to answer... Since all sour ales have a very low pH, the sour flavor will be present no matter the serving temperature. With that in mind, the subtle notes of the beer will probably ...
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What beer is ok to drink not-cold or room temperature (for camping)

My first temptation is to say none. However there are two mitigation strategies to this dilemma. The first is mulled beer, you need a light IPA, a saucepan, cinnamon and star anise. Put the beer in ...
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How to drink kvass?

You need to pour carefully as normally you have quite thick tankage and/or parts of kvass (sometimes bread pieces and crumbs if it`s homemade one) can float in it. My ancestors (and still my ...
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Does re-refrigerating affect the taste of beer?

Beer is meant to be stored in a cool, dark place. Light is indeed bad for it and causes "skunking" which produces literally the same chemical skunks produce. Lots of times re-refrigerating beer ...
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Why are breweries against freezing pint glasses?

Freezing pint glasses is like using subwoofers in your Mini. It's too much of a good thing that drowns out the subtlety that is supposed to sell the product over and over. Just because some beers ...
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How do I get beer to chill to the maximum possible?

You could make this a DIY Project. I have a beer fridge that I made from a chest freezer, thermostat, and a heat lamp. I modified the chest freezer that I got from home depot for like $250 bucks and I ...
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Does having an extreme climate increase quality when aging bourbon?

The weather and climate definitly has an effect on how the whisky ages. But I wouldn't talk about increased quality. Quality in terms of "tastes better" is always something subjective. Some ...
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I'm aging a few bottles. They've been in the fridge for a while. Should I take them out now?

Remember, that not all of the beers are suitable for aging. Mainly porter beer can be stored beyond expiration date (30 years!), but some others too. And i see no point for aging beer in a fridge.
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Does beer suffer from being warmed and then rechilled?

Cooling and warming a beer does have an effect, but it is minor in the beginning. If you heat, cool, repeatedly many times, there will be evidence of damage and it will become staggeringly obvious! At ...
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Why do lagers get made in tropical climates?

Lagers tend to be more popular as they taste better colder, and are 'easier drinking' than heavier, more flavourful beers, and taste good very cold or with ice, so better for quenching thirst in the ...
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Are there any problems in serving non-cooled beer?

As with all alcoholic beverages there should be no issues drinking them cold, warm or even hot. The alcohol pretty much kills any nasty things. There may be some flavor issues. Flavors are more ...
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Are there any problems in serving non-cooled beer?

Should be just fine. Cooling or warming (in normal ranges) does not change the chemistry of beer.
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