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42 Mile

Gluten-Free, Hard Apple Cider
ABV: 5.6 IBU: 0.0
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Bill Rye the Science Guy

Rye Beer
ABV: 7.5 IBU: 68.0
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Bockaveli

Bock Lager
ABV: 7.5 IBU: 18.0
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Cuvee 2020

Specialty Blend of Barrel-Aged Beers
ABV: 11.0 IBU: 0.0
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Danger Sloth

Mexican Lager with Agave Syrup
ABV: 4.9 IBU: 28.0
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Dreamsicle

Orange Vanilla Ale
ABV: 4.7 IBU: 11.0
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Dunkel

Dark Lager
ABV: 5.6 IBU: 23.0
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Happy Amber

Amber Ale
ABV: 6.0 IBU: 30.0
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Journey of A Thousand Miles

Russian Imperial Stout
ABV: 9.0 IBU: 0.0
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Lift

Crisp Golden Ale
ABV: 4.7 IBU: 11.0
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Local Blend - Cincinnati

Porter with Lactose & Deeper Roots Coffee
ABV: 6.0 IBU: 19.0
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Mac The Willis

Red Ale - Irish
ABV: 5.8 IBU: 29.0
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Nimble

Pale Lager
ABV: 4.4 IBU: 19.0
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One Night In Roppongi

Sake DRIPA
ABV: 8.8 IBU: 70.0
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Ossian's Muse

90 Schilling Scottish Ale
ABV: 4.7 IBU: 18.0
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Passion(ate)

Passionfruit Tart Ale
ABV: 4.8 IBU: 16.0
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Pilgrim

Cranberry Vanilla Ale
ABV: 5.0 IBU: 14.0
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PsycHOPathy

IPA
ABV: 6.9 IBU: 60.0
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Quad

Belgian Quadrupel
ABV: 10.2 IBU: 19.0
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Ramble On

Low-Calorie, Session IPA with Citrus
ABV: 4.0 IBU: 30.0
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Raven's Tower

American Super Stout
ABV: 10.7 IBU: 61.0
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Riot Juice

House Cocktail with Brain Brew Whiskey
ABV: 7.5 IBU: 0.0
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Rounding Third

Red IPA
ABV: 6.5 IBU: 51.0
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Rubus Cacao

Raspberry Chocolate Stout
ABV: 7.0 IBU: 12.0
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Ruth (Pink Boots)

Pale Ale
ABV: 5.4 IBU: 48.0
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Scratch Mule

House Cocktail with Northside Vodka
ABV: 20.0 IBU: 0.0
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Shade

Tart Fruit Ale with Blackberry
ABV: 4.6 IBU: 10.0
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Spicy Drupes

Dark Saison with Cherries and Peppers
ABV: 7.6 IBU: 18.0
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Sprye

Rye Pale Ale
ABV: 5.9 IBU: 49.0
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Strata-Sphere

Dry-Hopped Blonde Ale
ABV: 5.0 IBU: 30.0
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The Bee’s Knees

House Cocktail with Northside Gin
ABV: 20.0 IBU: 0.0
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Thundersnow

Spiced Scottish Ale
ABV: 8.5 IBU: 18.0
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Unhappy Amber

Imperial Amber Ale
ABV: 7.8 IBU: 71.0
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Wheat Pray Love

American Wheat Ale
ABV: 4.9 IBU: 29.0
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Temperature and Its Effect on Packaged Beer

January 15, 2020

January 15, 2020

Temperature and Its Effect on Packaged Beer

People often ask how long a can or bottle of beer will last if they buy it now. It’s a bit of a loaded question because there are many variables to consider when trying to provide an accurate answer. But, it is asked frequently because there are a number of misconceptions and myths floating around. As an example, we will have people request room temperature cans of beer for sale because they think beer may degrade faster if it is cooled and warmed through a number of cycles. Starting out warm isn’t the key.

Let’s walk through how we package beer. All MadTree beers are packaged at about 35 degrees for a few reasons. First, after the fermentation and clarification process, beers are transferred to the brite tank to be quickly cooled in preparation for carbonation. The cooler temperature makes it easier for the still beer to absorb the CO2 for carbonation. Second, the colder temperature means less CO2 will come out of suspension during packaging. As beer warms, more CO2 is released from beer creating a foamy mess. Third, the colder temperature means the beer will stay brewery fresh for a longer period of time when it is held at a constant low temperature.

The 3-30-300 Rule

There is a great rule of thumb that has been devised from research from the macro breweries (you can’t argue with their science, even if you don’t like their beer): the 3-30-300 rule. Quite simply, a beer will degrade in a similar manner after 3 days at 90 degrees – like in the trunk of your car in the spring/summer. 30 days at 72 degrees – room temperature on a retail shelf. Or, 300 days at 38 degrees – refrigerated.

Fluctuations in temperature may certainly accelerate the aging of a beer but when you are looking at short-term storage, it really isn’t much of an issue – as long as you keep it out of the trunk of your car! Again, this is a rule of thumb as different beers with different ingredients may degrade faster or slower under these conditions. But, it is one reason why we package and store beer at cold temperatures. While it is certainly reasonable to serve beer styles at a variety of temperatures, for packaging and storage purposes it is appropriate to keep it cold for the greatest stability.

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