- Step 1: Pick location Select the best spot for your beer cellar. An ideal location may be a closet or a niche in your basement, with little to no light and minimal temperature fluctuations.
- TIP: The best temperature for aging beer is between 50 and 60 degrees Fahrenheit.
- Step 2: Select beers Choose the beer you wish to age. Beer suitable for aging generally includes Belgian ales, old ales, imperial stouts, and barley wines.
- Step 3: Store your beer Store your beer upright in boxes or on sturdy shelves.
- Step 4: Label beer Label your beer according to date stored and purchase location.
- Step 5: Compare aged beer Purchase two bottles of each beer. Drink one immediately, and then compare it to the aged beer after six to 12 months.
- FACT: In the Middle Ages, workers were often paid with jugs of beer.
You Will Need
- A cool
- dark location
- Beers suitable for aging
- Boxes or shelving