Welcome to Good Brew Hunting, where we seek out all the best beers available in Southeastern Mass and Rhode Island. This page is an extension of a column written for the New Bedford Standard Times.

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Three ways to ruin your beer

Very little ruins a picnic or cookout like bad beer. Even more insidious than a bad beer is a beer that’s been degraded through bad handling. The drinker may not even know that the beer in their hand could taste better than it does! In this column, I’ll teach you about the three main ways that beer gets ruined: temperature, sunlight, and time.

The simplest and most common way to make your brew worse is to drink it at the wrong temperature. All but the strongest-flavored beers taste best between 40 and 55 degrees Fahrenheit. Too cold and your taste buds are numbed, which might be a good idea if you’re tasting Buds (sorry, couldn’t resist), but otherwise isn’t a great idea.

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  1. John Murphy

    I saw single bottles of that dogfish head 120 minute IPA at Douglas liquors in Fairhaven but it was 18.99 for a 12oz bottle which I thought was a little steep even though I would like to try it. I got a four pack of Blithering Idiot barleywine ale for 12 something instead.


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