Not only have I discovered that beer can HAVE a best before date… but I also found one in my fridge!
Apparently best before dates have always been on beer, and they weren’t really a big deal a decade ago.
The popularity of craft beer has made them a little more important.
That’s because this beer often isn’t pasteurized and only filtered lightly – READ MORE HERE
So of course, after reading this, I checked my fridge.
Sure enough, I have a beer past it’s best before date in there.
In all honesty, this beer probably isn’t going to hurt me, though it might taste a little off (and considering it’s a gluten free craft beer, it’s probably already going to taste off).
But how important are best before dates?
Here are a couple of guidelines for how long food after the expiration/best before dates food is still safe to consume:
Milk: 5-7 days past best before date
(give it a good old sniff test)
Yogurt: 1-2 weeks past the sell-by-date
(if it’s not moldy though, you’ll probably be alright)
Meat: 1-2 days past best before date
(you don’t want to go much past the date on these ones)