26 thoughts on “It’s Just After Miller Time

  1. retroboy

    I heard, from a good source, that the “best by date” on beer is dictated by how long the “Brewers” can guarantee that the alcohol level is under the amount advertised on the can.

    So, slightly out of date beer equals more alcohol!

    (and less cost.)

    c.

    1. Atticus

      It’s not true though, especially for pasteurised beers, i.e. beers with no living yeast in it. Technically you could have a beer that is bottled conditioned (has living yeast in it) that gets slightly stronger as the yeast keeps working but it’d be super rare as the brewer would make sure that there was little to nothing left to ferment in the beer. Plus, if it was to ferment, the resultant CO2 that was created by the production of the alcohol would turn the bottle into a mini explosive.

      1. Atticus

        Just to add, the reason for the best before date is because it’s a legal requirement. It’s a strange one though because beer doesn’t “go off” it just changes as it gets older, sometimes for the better, sometimes for the worse, just like wine in that sense.

        A few craft breweries have a “brewed on” date which leaves the decision of when to enjoy the beer “at it’s peak” up to the purchaser.

  2. Ciarán

    this type of bargain bin used to be pretty common back ten years ago – am wondering whats the point of this post?

  3. King Thistle

    When I was in college there was one pub which used to charge 50p for a pint of the slops from the slop tray. Never did us a bit of harm. Well nothing too serious anyway.

  4. Liam

    “Use by” vs “Best before” – sealed beer doesn’t go off, might start to lose flavour, but with Miller how would you tell?

  5. Fergus O'Leprosy

    Drink is drink.

    You don’t poke the mantlepiece when you’re looking at the fire, or something. I forget.

    Drink is drink.
    70’s kids will get it

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