I'm kinda glad they don't. because then one of two things would happen:
a) demand would drive up prices for good beer and for ingredients for those of us who brew our own
b) the good market beers would get worse as they ramp up production and are forced to cut back on quality of ingredients.
Originally Posted by BandCollector
If only the guys who drink those commercial light beer swills knew what real beer should taste like!
Chew on this for a moment:
Budweiser used to be a better beer 30 years ago than it is now.
Budweiser, a LAGER, now has a freshness date!! They recommend you drink it by a certain date for best flavor.
To those of us who brew, that makes no sense whatsoever. I know my brews only get better as they age.
The German word 'lager' translates as "TO STORE". It is beer that takes a long time to brew, and a long time to mature. How the heck can a supposed lager have a date, three months after it was brewed, that it's no longer optimum?? A lager ought be able to sit in storage for 6 months or more, and get better with every day it sits there.
Anyways, the folk drinking that stuff don't know what they're missing... and I'm not sure I want them to find out lol