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Old Chub for 21 years

Discussion in 'Cellaring / Aging Beer' started by FosterJM, Jan 28, 2013.

  1. FosterJM

    FosterJM Champion (870) California Nov 16, 2009 Verified

    Good Evening,

    So seeing as my 7 month old son is a bit of a giant for his age range. I have resorted to calling him Chub Chub, which then my beer brain said WAIT a MINUTE!!! You can age this till he's 21. So here is my question.

    1. Do you think the style can last that long?
    2. Whats the worst that can happen?
    3. Would it be a total piece of shit and thus I kept a can for 21 years just open it with him.


    PS- I did do some groundwork and pulled up this old thread.
  2. I don't think anyone could know how a 21 year Old Chub would taste, but it certainly seems like a decent candidate. I like the nickname by the way.
  3. Eriktheipaman

    Eriktheipaman Champion (805) California Sep 4, 2010 Verified

    I think you possibly could find a few examples of the style that may last that long. I don't believe Old Chub specifically would hold up for even half that time though. There isn't much balance and not a very high hopping rate, at least that I've even picked up.
  4. How big are his foots?
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  5. ericwo

    ericwo Savant (260) Pennsylvania Aug 21, 2008 Verified

    Even if it does suck, it wouldn't be much of a loss. And it would be a fun thing to do with him either way. Do it.
  6. Hanzo

    Hanzo Champion (965) Virginia Feb 27, 2012

    Even if it turned out to be awful, I'd say it is the sentiment that counts and at worst you are out a couple buck for the can.
  7. bhir

    bhir Savant (260) Pennsylvania Nov 1, 2011

    I would think you would have more issues with the can lining than you would with the beer, apparently even after 2 or 3 years.
  8. Dtapeski

    Dtapeski Aficionado (205) Colorado Oct 26, 2012

    Email the brewery and ask their opinion on how the beer would hold up; Im sure someone with knowledge would respond and might even have some info on the can. You could also ask Ball Corp if the can lining is a concern, since they make the can. Personally, I think it's a cool idea to drink it with him.
  9. Please contact your physician for any Chub lasting more than 4 hours.
  10. Bluecane

    Bluecane Initiate (0) New York Dec 30, 2011

    Do you really think he's going to last until 21 before his first drink? With a dad who is a BA?

    Just kidding around. That's a cool idea, and not a big $$$ loss, in any case.
  11. youradhere

    youradhere Advocate (530) Washington Feb 29, 2008 Verified

    I've got a sixpack of MASH beer from the 70s or 80s, so the can will hold up (they are the new style of open FYI). I don't think Old Chub, like most beers, is intended to be aged for that long. Will it be cool? Hell yea, even if it is just for asthetics sake. Get a sixer and stash it somewhere, I'm sure your son will crack one or two open with his friends in junior high or high school one afternoon- and come to the immediate assessment that beer is gross and thus will put off his hobby of drinking a few more years at least. Parenting is about projection!
  12. I wouldn't age a beer in a can for 21 years it'll probably tastes like liquid tin by then
  13. podunkparte

    podunkparte Initiate (0) Washington Nov 14, 2009

    Breaking News: Cans aren't made out of tin

    Also, they use linings in aluminum cans that don't seep metallic flavor into the liquid.
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  14. youradhere

    youradhere Advocate (530) Washington Feb 29, 2008 Verified

    Haha I watched the same "How it is Made" episode on TLC too.
  15. Sarlacc83

    Sarlacc83 Advocate (630) Oregon Mar 2, 2008

    You can save yourself a lot of money by soaking cardboard in soy sauce. If that beer isn't complete broken down by then, I'd be shocked.
  16. UCLABrewN84

    UCLABrewN84 Poobah (1,440) California Mar 18, 2010 Verified

    He will die from BPA cancer upon first sip. :eek: