Hey All, I would like to know how you would address the situation. I am getting ready to pick up and relocate about 800 miles away (in less than a week) and have had a beer aging for sometime in secondary, it is a Belgian golden ale. I've kept an eye on it for a long time in secondary (glass carboy) and there was nothing significant to note, however it has been sitting probably for the last month without any eyes on it with the exception of the airlock (which has kept pressure). I was planning to bottle it a little early so that I didn't have to worry about hauling a still fermenting beer (and I don't get into my new house for about a week so I have to stay in a hotel). As I was getting everything together to bottle I noticed that there is a pellicle on the beer, now there are only a few bubbles from the off gas that are disturbing the layer but that may be attributed to the lack of headspace. My airlock is under positive pressure and is holding, temperature is about 65 F (the warmest it got was about 73 during the initial fermentation). I'm thinking to grab a sample and taste it/smell it, but I don't want to infect all of my equipment, or take a bad infection with me. I packed everything except what is needed for bottling. Now I don't want to bottle it and have bottle bombs form either. From what I can smell through the fermenter it smells like the original beer, just the pungent alcohols have diminished some (hence the secondary). What is concerning is that it went for many months without issue, and I don't know when it took hold during this last month. I've made other beers with the same equipment since and have not had an issue, so the only thing that I can think of is that something made it through the airlock, which likely means vinegar, not sure how that could have happened but I suppose low odds are still odds. My other thought is to let it ride, with it being a Belgian with low hop character an accidental sour may be tolerable, just curious if anyone has ever had any luck with that. Either way, I would be interested in your thoughts.