Whisky and brandy and champagne get better with age so why not beer?

5 year old, 8 year old,15 year old, they say the older the better and the price gets higher with the quality. So why not the same with beer?

How much would you pay for 12 year old beer? 30 year old beer should cost as much as gold. So what is happening there, is it just an untapped market?

The molecules of alcohol dont care if they are beer or champagne or wine, the laws of physics are a constant.

Should I invest all my money in beer now so I can retire in 2045? What if 30 year old beer becomes the next big thing for wealthy celebs?

Imagine a bar that serves only old beer,I would have something completely unique.

Good idea,yes?

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  • 1 month ago
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    Whiskey only gets better as it ages in casks, usually oak. Once it is bottled in glass, it doesn't get any better.  Only some wines improve in the bottle, others deteriorate. Brandy is distilled wine. Like whiskey, it can age in casks but once bottled, it gets no better. Beer is more similar to wine and it is a complex thing. Some can get better if they are cellared properly while others deteriorate.  Darker beers and hoppy beers age better. Very light beers do not age well.  And there is the carbonation/sealing of the container factor. The older, the greater the chance of going flat - just as some champagnes go flat.

  • blank
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    Some beers are known as aged beers in which they sit for a while and for some this process may actually make it s taste better. Some beers are best with age,

  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    Beer isn't made for long lasting taste nor impression zxjq

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  • 1 month ago

    Beer goes skunky after a a few weeks or months, because its made differently. Beer is brewed, but wine and brandy are fermented over a certain space of time, making it much more longer lasting and improves over time.

     

    Twelve year old beer would be nasty, it goes bad really fast even after a week or two.

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  • 1 month ago

    Some beer does improve with age. The stronger and darker the beer is, the better it will age. Something from one of the megabreweries, OTOH, starts out crappy and deteriorates from there.

  • garry
    Lv 5
    1 month ago

    pandora , you dont know what your on about , whisky is made differently , single malt , mixture of other whiskey , same with brandy different grapes , light or dark , the champagne is made in france and different parts of france .

  • 1 month ago

    A lot of things degrade with age including beer and even soda.  Beer gets skunky eventually.  Many wines turn to vinegar. 

  • CB
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    Yes- great Idea you do what YOU believe is right - it won't cost me a dime. 

  • kswck2
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    1 month ago

    Whiskey, brandy, etc get better with age Until bottled. Then it stops. The quality of beer depends on the ingredients used. 

  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    It's not that those things get better with age but that “ageing” is part of the process of making them.

    Whisky and brandy are colourless when first produced and are not pleasant to taste. They are “aged” in oak barrels, and it's usually the case with good whiskies and brandies that the longer they remain there the better. Once they are bottled the ageing process is complete and they do not improve further. 

    Champagne is required by law to spend several years, after being bottled, on the “lees” - the yeast sediment formed during the fermentation in the bottle to produce the fizz. This is one of the things  that gives Champagne its distinctive taste. Some really good Champagnes might be aged, on the lees, for a decade or more.

    None of this applies to beer. Ageing is not part of the process. Beer contains around 3-5% abv - not enough to preserve it and it will deteriorate quite quickly compared to spirits and wine. If a finished beer was pressure filtered and sterilised before being sealed in an airtight container then it would keep almost indefinitely but wouldn't improve (and wouldn't have been very good in the first place). 

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