How do you make beer stale?
Also asked, how long does it take for beer to go stale?
The answer, as with most things in life, is: it depends. Beer typically lasts for six to nine months past the expiration date on its label. If the beer is refrigerated, it can last up to two years beyond the expiration date. It all depends on what your tolerance for those nasty flavors that come with bad beer is.
- Remove stains. Next time you spill coffee on the rug during a groggy Monday morning, reach for some stale beer leftover from your Sunday Funday.
- Restore wood.
- Add shine to hair.
- Ward off bugs.
Regarding this, what is a stale beer?
Any beer that's been laying around too long, regardless of whether it was pasteurized, reaches a point when it goes stale (becomes oxidized). The result is a beer that smells and tastes papery in the early stages and cardboardy in the advanced stages.
Drinking Age Even if heat and age don't cause skunkiness (in the absence of light), those factors can absolutely affect the flavor of your beer. When beer goes stale, it doesn't curdle or sour like a spoiled dairy product. Beer starts getting stale (as in the flavors start changes) surprisingly fast.