Beer is a drink specific and capricious in every way. If we talk about the shelf life of draft beer, we can safely say that this drink cannot be kept long. The approximate shelf life of draft beer will be a maximum of three days, but no more.

Quality beer brewed when using special technologies, allowing to preserve the delicate taste of hops.
"Live" beer never passes the pasteurization process, immediately after brewing this beer gets straight to kego.


Better storage container of beer than the keg, perhaps, be found. The keg is a metal container (often in a barrel), which is used for storage of alcoholic beverages as well as carbonated and non-alcoholic substances. The kegs are different sizes, from 20 to 50 liters.

Perhaps the main advantage of such containers is that beer in the packaging preserves all its taste, moreover, ensures complete safety during transportation. Kega will protect whimsical drink from light and oxygen exposure, only it can maintain the freshness of beer more than 2 weeks.

How to choose and keep the beer

With the retail purchase of beer, be sure to ask sellers what time of bottling. It is important to know, because draft beer is transported in special kegs, and if this kegu not spill within two or three days, the beer will deteriorate and will have an unpleasant smell, and the taste lose its inherent sparkling.

Buy draught beer in a transparent container, in this case note the presence of typical precipitation in the drink. If the bottom of the containers deposited cereal, most likely the drink has been tampered with.

If you bought a beer in a plastic bottle, you should put the drink in the refrigerator: the plastic tends to warm up quickly in the sun, and because the drink itself will heat up, lose some of their taste properties. When heated, it reduces the shelf life of beer.
Beer is best kept at a temperature not lower than 0oC but not higher than 12 ° C of heat in the room where no sunlight penetrates.

Beer is very popular along with the bottle. But beer in glass bottles is kept much longer and plus has a lot of special additives that increase the shelf life. How many chemical elements added to the drink determines the brand of beer: less is more. That is why draft beer is better because it is "alive", which contains all the useful components and connections, and therefore its shelf life is limited to just a few days.