Oldest Beer in your fridge you are not intentionally aging

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  1. zac16125

    zac16125 Grand Pooh-Bah (3,296) Jan 26, 2010 South Carolina
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    I once had a doppelbock that I received in a beer of the month club sit in my fridge for almost 1 year. When I drank it, it was just as bad as I anticipated.

    Currently, its a Sam Adams Harvest Saison, which I actually like quite a bit, I just received a haul for my Bday then Christmas/winter ale season hit, and its been neglected for a couple months now. Poor guy, I'll get to it soon.
  2. Judgie

    Judgie Pundit (750) Nov 21, 2012 Indiana

    As I put this year's SA Chocolate Bock to the back corner of the fridg, I found one from last year. Can't even give them away.
  3. rjcoy06

    rjcoy06 Initiate (0) Jan 31, 2013 Michigan

    I found a bottle of Founder's Bolt Cutter that I forgot I had. Think I am going to try to drink it while I am off from the Holidays.
  4. gopens44

    gopens44 Grand Pooh-Bah (3,374) Aug 9, 2010 Virginia
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    After I first saw this thread, I began digging into the fridge to see what I had but was not intentionally aging.

    Turns out I was sitting on 3 different 3-4 year olds; Hopslam (covered in another thread - doing side by side this spring wit a freshy), Nogne O Imperial Stout (had it - lovely) and Peche Mortel (nearly perfection this one!). The Hopslam is dated, so no ambiguity there. Both the Nogne O and the Peche Mortel I vaguely remember purchasing soon after I was wowed by Old Rasputin and became obsessed with stouts, but that faded to a Barley Wine obsession soon after. This period in my renewal to craft took place shortly after I joined BA, but can't put a firm date on it, so let's say at least 3 years old, possibly nearly 4.

    Still have an Orkney Brewing Dragonshead in there that I haven't a clue when I purchased......Probably need to drink it soon.
  5. Christopper

    Christopper Initiate (0) Nov 14, 2012 New York

    Bass Ale. At least 4 years old. Most likely it tastes the same as it did when it was bottled.
  6. bluehende

    bluehende Initiate (0) Dec 10, 2010 Delaware

    I have an 18 month old Heady in my fridge for the last year. My son "lost" one in his fridge for 6 months. I told him instead of drinking a crappy heady I would use it to culture the yeast. He brought it down last Christmas and it never made it into my brew schedule. I am not sure if I could even revive the yeast at this point. It sits in that purgatory of not wanting to throw it out, but am scared to waste wort to revive the yeast. I sure wish we had just drank it last year. How bad could it have been?
  7. privatereserve

    privatereserve Initiate (0) Dec 25, 2014 Minnesota

    oldest beers, 1 bottle 1987 Samichlaus pale, 2 bottles 1988 and 2 bottles 1989 Samichlaus dark. in basement closet since their creation……..
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  8. RobertColianni

    RobertColianni Pooh-Bah (1,643) Nov 4, 2008 Pennsylvania
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    You're a horrible friend...
  9. Stugotzo

    Stugotzo Initiate (0) Jun 13, 2012 Florida

    You're the brewer of Samichlaus? :confused:
  10. creepinjeeper

    creepinjeeper Initiate (0) Nov 8, 2012 Missouri

    Two bottles of 2014 Hopslam. I just haven't felt like drinking them yet. I see them, and grab something else. Someday ... someday ...
  11. EyePeeAyBryan

    EyePeeAyBryan Initiate (0) Dec 20, 2011 Arizona

    Alesmith Yulesmith from summer/fall of '13. Just never got to it...
  12. jbeizer

    jbeizer Initiate (0) Aug 22, 2010 Massachusetts

    I have that Ommegang Take The Black Stout. We always say we'll drink it at the start of the next season of GoT and then drink something else instead.
  13. Blueribbon666

    Blueribbon666 Pooh-Bah (1,583) Jul 4, 2008 Ohio

    These even though they were aged 3 yrs by the brewer, and yes I've had them 3 years "fresh"...
  14. Raj

    Raj Savant (1,146) Jun 25, 2014 Illinois

    Central waters bourbon barrel stout from 2011. Diminishing returns at this point.
  15. privatereserve

    privatereserve Initiate (0) Dec 25, 2014 Minnesota

  16. Kenapaws

    Kenapaws Initiate (0) Nov 21, 2014 Arizona

    Two 2+ year old arrogant bastards that have been neglected.
  17. DelmarAle

    DelmarAle Initiate (0) Jul 6, 2007 New York

    There usually is a selection in a variety pack that you save for cooking because you really don't wnat to drink it. I have a Saranac GPA that sadly I am not even sure that I want to use for cooking......
  18. Josbor11

    Josbor11 Initiate (0) Dec 21, 2013 Ohio

    Lol, good thread idea.

    I have a bottle of FFF Black Sun Stout that I am pretty sure has been in the fridge for at least three years. It's an irish dry stout too so I'm sure theres no aging going on here.
  19. BeerSnob1022

    BeerSnob1022 Initiate (0) Dec 19, 2012 New Jersey

    Hopslam as well. One left. Just can't do it. Sucked last year.
  20. PorterPro125

    PorterPro125 Pooh-Bah (1,700) Jan 19, 2013 Canada (NB)

    I have a Garrison Imperial IPA in my fridge that's been there since around July. Its still there not because its a bad beer (it's one of the greatest IPA's i've had), it's there because it's so god damn hoppy and winter isn't one of those times when I crave a hop bomb (rather a hot summer day).
  21. JamesStreet

    JamesStreet Pooh-Bah (1,975) May 9, 2013 Louisiana

    O'Fallons Hemp Hop Rye
  22. nicole309

    nicole309 Pundit (899) Jan 10, 2011 Alaska

    There's a My Bloody Valentine that's been in there since February 14, 2011
  23. otispdriftwood

    otispdriftwood Initiate (0) Dec 9, 2011 Colorado

    None. I don't usually buy anything I don't like [but are sometimes given some things I'm not exactly crazy about] and I keep a running inventory and know when something is getting on in age and needs to be liberated. I know, get a life. But at least I don't have any old beer in the fridge.
  24. TheNightwatchman

    TheNightwatchman Initiate (0) Mar 28, 2009 Pennsylvania

    Definitely some old home brew. Probably from 6+ months ago, and likely not very tasty anymore. I think it's a pale ale, so it's probably not worth drinking. I just haven't gotten around to opening it to find out.
  25. BubalooBrewMaster

    BubalooBrewMaster Initiate (0) Feb 24, 2013 Nevada

    Sierra Nevada coffee stout....it's a good beer.Havnt drank it because I'm hitting the gym hard.
  26. okcommuter

    okcommuter Crusader (435) Dec 25, 2012 Michigan

    Homebrew from a former co-worker that has no label. At least 7 months old. I did just pull 2 bottles up from the cellar. 2012 Founders Imperial Stout and Curmudgeon. The FIS was meh, but the Curmudgeon was beautiful. It had the same sediment that I found in Better Half. I would have put money on the opposite results.
  27. mmulebarn

    mmulebarn Initiate (0) Sep 1, 2013 Minnesota

    PBR tall boys. Its the only thing my hipster cousin will drink.
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  28. 57md

    57md Pooh-Bah (2,587) Aug 22, 2011 Pennsylvania

    Are you kidding? I wish I could get a whole case of just the Chocolate Bock.

    I'd drive to Indiana to pick them up but I don't think it would be cost effective.
  29. zach60614

    zach60614 Initiate (0) May 1, 2012 Illinois

    There has been a 2006 Goose Island Imperial Brown Goose in there the entire time I have lived here.
  30. pinyin

    pinyin Savant (1,053) Sep 19, 2013 New York

    Stone Punishment, thats been sitting for the past year and a half.

    I actually am looking forward to tasting it for the first time, but I really want to use it for a chili recipe in the slow cooker. I just keep forgetting for some reason.
  31. privatereserve

    privatereserve Initiate (0) Dec 25, 2014 Minnesota

    this one found in the basement of my parents. it is also from mid 80s.
    Klumbacher Bravarian Bock.
  32. VDubDJ

    VDubDJ Initiate (0) Aug 11, 2011 Arizona

    I rarely keep a beer in the fridge unless I plan to drink it in the next few weeks. But I have had a can of Blood Orange Gose from Anderson Valley in there for about two months.
  33. kerry4porters

    kerry4porters Initiate (0) Dec 31, 2012 Arizona

    Founders Mango Magbifico
  34. BurgeoningBrewhead

    BurgeoningBrewhead Initiate (0) Jul 18, 2012 Pennsylvania

    Ancient cans of Labatt Blue. My extended family always brings a case with them whenever they visit, and leave the remainder here. I'll go and see what the oldest date I can find is and report back.
  35. WillieThreebiers

    WillieThreebiers Grand High Pooh-Bah (7,727) Apr 26, 2012 Connecticut
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    Fayston Maple Imperial Stout has been in there for about a year and a half.
  36. ironchefkook

    ironchefkook Initiate (0) Nov 5, 2013 California

  37. charlzm

    charlzm Initiate (0) Sep 3, 2007 California

  38. Hop-Droppen-Roll

    Hop-Droppen-Roll Initiate (0) Nov 5, 2013 Minnesota

    Summit Oktoberfest. Several of them. Got a case when they were close to hitting that 'best by' date thing that I don't really pay much attention to.
  39. mikepcarney

    mikepcarney Initiate (0) Oct 28, 2009 Ohio

    A mongo that I was holding for a trade. It's a few months old.
  40. IPAGeorge

    IPAGeorge Initiate (0) Oct 28, 2014 Illinois

    11/06/14 Zombie Dust batch LOL. Super old
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