actually your both right and both wrong
though the expiration date on beer is bullshit and they didnt strat doing that til like 5 years ago its not like its milk. but two years is a little long. if it were in cans then it actually would prob been alright. be doesnt expire but can go bad,
and sam adams holiday is a very full and hoppy (bitternes) beer so if your not into that you prob would like it. if it is from last winter it still would be fine.
expiration dates on beer is just such a gimmick to try and sell more beer
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Are you sure about that? I'm fairly certain that even the beer inside a sealed keg can go bad if it sits too long (however, I guess it may have something to do with it not being refridgerated for a long time).
I think beer is different. because they also have to put nutrition info on food/drink, and beer never has any. I think its cause they don't want fatass people to be reminded that every beer they drink is 200 calories.
anyways, like many people said, it won't go bad, but it won't taste good.
so I keep it on me like its nothin
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The fresher the beer, the better. It just gets worse over time. The more sunlight that directly hits the beer, the faster it gets bad. That's why beer comes in brown and green bottles, to protect it from the sun. Beer in clear bottles should be kept out of the light as much as possible. Even beer in kegs, casks or cans does get worse, but at a slower rate. You're pretty safe with American beer, that shit is cold filtered to hell because of the FDA and there are lots of preservatives added to the malt during the brewing process. If you were drinking an unfiltered 1516 accordance beer that was 2 years old, that would be awful.
It probably tastes bad because the taste of porters is a bit harder to appreciate or acquire compared to a light lager. I wouldn't sweat it. Get crunk.
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Oh I get it. Sorry to ruin your day.