Thanks Mike. I have had my ups and downs over the last year, and although this years been better than last, I'm still having some health problems. So, I haven't been drinkin' much of anything. But, a week or so ago, when I was feeling OK, I opened up some homebrew. Mind you, I haven't had the time or energy, to do any homebrewing for a few years now. So, what I opened up was at least 3 years old. And I'd have to say it was damn good. Still lots of carbonation, and loaded with flavor.
So for those of you that think that you have to drink beer real quick before it goes flat, or bad, I disagree. Granted, what I brew are ales. I don't know the shelf life of lagers, which may be shorter. I also tend to brew higher gravity brews, so that may help also. I also store my beer out of direct sunlight, as that can have a major impact on a beer's longevity.
In addition, I have vintages of Monster Ale going back quite a few years. Same for Anchor's Christmas beer and a couple of other brews. Hopefully sometime soon (when the health is good) Mark and I plan to do a tasting of some of these oldies, but I'm sure, goodies.
Thanks again Mike for thinking of me. I hope alls well with you and your family. I'm mainly trying to get health, and stay that way. One thing I've learned over the last year, is that there is NOTHING more important than your health.
Regarding my "lurking", I'm here just about every day, at least checking in that all's well. Which of course it is, because we've got a great group of people here. Leaves little for a moderator to do!