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(Denver Post)   The darkest timeline is relentless: "We estimate there are over a million kegs (in the U.S.) right now that are sitting and going bad"   (theknow.denverpost.com) divider line
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2020-05-06 11:37:46 PM  
Farkers are the heros we need here...
 
2020-05-07 12:22:22 AM  
We put a man on the moon and yet we can't find a way to drink all the beer.

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2020-05-07 1:54:30 AM  
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2020-05-07 2:06:03 AM  
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2020-05-07 3:12:57 AM  
A few hours ago there was a press conference in Northern Territory Australia where they were talking about how thousands of fresh kegs were being shipped in for the opening of bars next Friday.
 
2020-05-07 3:45:12 AM  
Before reading the article (aintnoonegottimeforthat.jpg) I assumed that it was the actual kegs that were going bad, not the beer within those kegs. Nope, article's talking about the beer -- literal poison that is toxic (but not too toxic) to humans and is made for the express purpose of intentional human consumption, won't be allowed to be sold to humans who wish to damage their own livers, because it's been sitting in a warehouse too long without being sold.

Beer doesn't go bad*; it's not a perishable foodstuff. It's a mildly toxic non-perishable beverage. The worst that could happen is that it loses its fizz and doesn't taste as good.


/*well, if you want to get technical with the chemistry involved in brewing, beer does go bad -- It's supposed to go bad during fermentation
//it's the whole point of beer, and has been for 8 thousand years
 
2020-05-07 5:33:54 AM  
so what your saying is that the stuff will just taste like bud light?
 
2020-05-07 5:35:15 AM  
Isn't that called "brewing"?
 
2020-05-07 5:54:23 AM  

darth sunshine: so what your saying is that the stuff will just taste like bud light?


1) contains alcohol
2) will get you high
3) we will get through this...
 
2020-05-07 6:02:31 AM  
IMO If they're just gonna dump it they should let customers (masked of course) come and take what they can. It's going to be a financial loss anyway, but at least you'll have customer goodwill and loyalty after all this is over.
 
2020-05-07 6:05:18 AM  
Article actually had correct info. Depends on the beer. IPA's don't last very long. Where I work, we lost probably 10 kegs of it. Other beers like barrel aged stouts can actually get better with age.

The bigger problem that's coming up is going to be the CO2 shortage

/Glad that ciders and sours also keep well
 
2020-05-07 6:12:29 AM  

1funguy: darth sunshine: so what your saying is that the stuff will just taste like bud light?

1) contains alcohol
2) will get you high
3) we will get through this...


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KIA
2020-05-07 6:13:30 AM  

RecoveringLibertarian: IMO If they're just gonna dump it they should let customers (masked of course) come and take what they can. It's going to be a financial loss anyway, but at least you'll have customer goodwill and loyalty after all this is over.


We need this kind of sound thinking to weather the crisis!  Personally, I have almost a dozen growlers standing by ready to be filled.

I'm doing my part!
 
2020-05-07 6:21:04 AM  
It's okay. We can put it to use...
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2020-05-07 6:22:05 AM  
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2020-05-07 6:24:32 AM  
If not people, then what about donating the beer to farmers with cattle?  Cattle love beer, right?
 
2020-05-07 6:26:33 AM  
And big beer is sitting on like $30 million in bar and restaurant owners keg deposits
 
2020-05-07 6:27:04 AM  
^ Meant to say ranchers, but hell, ranchers and farmers alike.
 
2020-05-07 6:30:12 AM  
Maybe it's time for a beer hall putsch?

I mean they have to putsch the beer somewhere, right?
 
2020-05-07 6:31:00 AM  
We should emulate the Clap For Carers movement, but instead we all just stand. Yup, Keg Stands For Humanity is what we all need in these most horrendous of times!!
 
2020-05-07 6:32:25 AM  

KIA: RecoveringLibertarian: IMO If they're just gonna dump it they should let customers (masked of course) come and take what they can. It's going to be a financial loss anyway, but at least you'll have customer goodwill and loyalty after all this is over.

We need this kind of sound thinking to weather the crisis!  Personally, I have almost a dozen growlers standing by ready to be filled.

I'm doing my part!


If there is one thing that will get Fark to put people's lives at risk, it's leaving their basements to get pot or alcohol.  Anyone else, they are idiots.
 
2020-05-07 6:47:08 AM  

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Marmite is the leftover junk from making beer, like molasses is the leftover junk from making white sugar, haggis is the leftover junk from slaughtering sheep, and petroleum jelly is the leftover junk from making gasoline

Marmite tastes worse than all of those.
 
2020-05-07 6:50:19 AM  
If they want to move these, Econ 101 says to mark the price down and then sell to all the idiots in Chicago having house parties and dipwads in Florida crowding the beaches.
 
2020-05-07 7:02:58 AM  
Nationally, the scale of the problem is even larger, with some $900 million worth of beer lost because of the pandemic, according to Bob Pease, president and CEO of the Boulder-based Brewers Association, the trade group representing small and independent craft brewers.
"We estimate there are over a million kegs (in the U.S.) right now that are sitting and going bad," Pease said.


Kegs cost $900?
 
2020-05-07 7:15:07 AM  

djslowdive: Article actually had correct info. Depends on the beer. IPA's don't last very long. Where I work, we lost probably 10 kegs of it. Other beers like barrel aged stouts can actually get better with age.

The bigger problem that's coming up is going to be the CO2 shortage

/Glad that ciders and sours also keep well


I thought the idea of IPAs was they used the hops as a preservation method for when British wanted to ship beer to soldiers.in India?

It is the hophead beer snobs that want fresh IPAs now
 
2020-05-07 7:16:30 AM  
Have a few bottles of scotch going bad in my cupboard rightnow that I'm looking forward to.
 
2020-05-07 7:16:58 AM  

djslowdive: IPA's don't last very long.


I thought the original point of the hops was to extend the life of the beer.
 
2020-05-07 7:24:38 AM  

mortimer_ford: djslowdive: IPA's don't last very long.

I thought the original point of the hops was to extend the life of the beer.


Originally, yes. Not so much anymore. See Kkinnison's post above.
 
2020-05-07 7:27:31 AM  

kkinnison: djslowdive: Article actually had correct info. Depends on the beer. IPA's don't last very long. Where I work, we lost probably 10 kegs of it. Other beers like barrel aged stouts can actually get better with age.

The bigger problem that's coming up is going to be the CO2 shortage

/Glad that ciders and sours also keep well

I thought the idea of IPAs was they used the hops as a preservation method for when British wanted to ship beer to soldiers.in India?

It is the hophead beer snobs that want fresh IPAs now


Especially "fresh hop" season in the fall.
 
2020-05-07 7:28:05 AM  
How do you tell when beer has gone bad?

Does it start tasting good?
 
2020-05-07 7:30:19 AM  
Yeah, our warehouse is in the process of dumping around 1,000 kegs of beer.  It's nuts.
 
2020-05-07 7:40:31 AM  
The owner of the luqour store down the street from me said he's selling like its Christmas Eve every day.
 
2020-05-07 7:46:34 AM  

WithinReason: The owner of the luqour store down the street from me said he's selling like its Christmas Eve every day.


Retail, yes. But most kegs go to restaurants, bars, etc. And they're not open.
 
2020-05-07 7:46:55 AM  
I live in Maryland and 2 craft brewers have told me sales have increased 30% to 50% since Covid.  They are having trouble keeping up with demand.  MD loosened its stupid alcohol laws and now allows for beer delivery which has helped a bunch.

The folks that own pubs and rely on food and bud/coors/miller sales are boned though.
 
2020-05-07 7:53:12 AM  

BeerArtist: Yeah, our warehouse is in the process of dumping around 1,000 kegs of beer.  It's nuts.


Could farmers pour beer on their crops? Beer is mainly water. Better than wasting all that water.
 
2020-05-07 7:55:29 AM  

lycanth: Nationally, the scale of the problem is even larger, with some $900 million worth of beer lost because of the pandemic, according to Bob Pease, president and CEO of the Boulder-based Brewers Association, the trade group representing small and independent craft brewers.
"We estimate there are over a million kegs (in the U.S.) right now that are sitting and going bad," Pease said.

Kegs cost $900?


I am guessing cop math or beer in bottles is included in that #.


From what I remember from the brewery tour beer in kegs lasts about 21 to 28 days. Mainly because of the co2 issue. Correct me if I'm wrong.
 
2020-05-07 7:58:59 AM  

AnEasyTarget: BeerArtist: Yeah, our warehouse is in the process of dumping around 1,000 kegs of beer.  It's nuts.

Could farmers pour beer on their crops? Beer is mainly water. Better than wasting all that water.


Sorry, I don't have an answer for that.  The order came from corporate, and all their distributors have to do it.  Another large corporate brewery is just having their warehouses send the kegs back full.
 
2020-05-07 8:00:32 AM  
Should've went with moonshine.
 
2020-05-07 8:04:23 AM  
 
2020-05-07 8:04:54 AM  
Oh it's only beer, nothing valuable like whiskey
 
2020-05-07 8:09:36 AM  

bark_atda_moon: I live in Maryland and 2 craft brewers have told me sales have increased 30% to 50% since Covid.  They are having trouble keeping up with demand.  MD loosened its stupid alcohol laws and now allows for beer delivery which has helped a bunch.

The folks that own pubs and rely on food and bud/coors/miller sales are boned though.


Can they please allow grocery stores to sell booze. The first week when I moved to MD I spent like 3 hours going to every grocery store in Annapolis asking employees where the alcohol isle was, and none of them told me I had to go to a liquor store.
 
2020-05-07 8:13:18 AM  

chewd: How do you tell when beer has gone bad?

Does it start tasting good?


Your guinness is as good as mine.
 
2020-05-07 8:13:19 AM  
So some of the local on-tap only beers are being canned as limited releases around here. Mac n Jack's African Amber isn't the same great brew it was originally but I bought a six-pack because why not. Support your local any way you can.
 
2020-05-07 8:17:12 AM  

bark_atda_moon: I live in Maryland and 2 craft brewers have told me sales have increased 30% to 50% since Covid.  They are having trouble keeping up with demand.  MD loosened its stupid alcohol laws and now allows for beer delivery which has helped a bunch.

.


Yup, one of my locals just announced nationwide six and four pack delivery.

/Champion
 
2020-05-07 8:32:33 AM  

djslowdive: IPA's don't last very long.


IPAs last forever and are tolerant of severe temperature and humidity abuse. That was the entire point of the type. They were designed to be shipped in rocking wooden boats twice around the equator and to be sloshed with oil and sea water.
 
2020-05-07 8:34:43 AM  

This text is now purple: djslowdive: IPA's don't last very long.

IPAs last forever and are tolerant of severe temperature and humidity abuse. That was the entire point of the type. They were designed to be shipped in rocking wooden boats twice around the equator and to be sloshed with oil and sea water.


Not the way they are now. In the 1800's, yes.
 
2020-05-07 8:35:25 AM  

djslowdive: This text is now purple: djslowdive: IPA's don't last very long.

IPAs last forever and are tolerant of severe temperature and humidity abuse. That was the entire point of the type. They were designed to be shipped in rocking wooden boats twice around the equator and to be sloshed with oil and sea water.

Not the way they are now. In the 1800's, yes.


Really all you're saying is that modern IPAs are crap that's produced incorrectly.

But we all already knew that.
 
2020-05-07 8:37:52 AM  
I hit a year sober just before quarantine started, so this isn't my problem to solve anymore. Best of luck, drinkers.
 
2020-05-07 9:13:54 AM  

AnEasyTarget: BeerArtist: Yeah, our warehouse is in the process of dumping around 1,000 kegs of beer.  It's nuts.

Could farmers pour beer on their crops? Beer is mainly water. Better than wasting all that water.


It's got what plants crave!
 
2020-05-07 10:04:19 AM  

darth sunshine: 1funguy: darth sunshine: so what your saying is that the stuff will just taste like bud light?

1) contains alcohol
2) will get you high
3) we will get through this...

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You are a WARRIOR!!
 
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