Where: Various locations
We all know fine wines taste better as they age, but what about beer? According to Belgian brewers St. Stephanus, it does. They store their blonde beers in cellars for at least three months before selling them, however they’re now suggesting pubs could tap into a whole new market by aging them in for up to18 months.
The science behind it is that by storing beer in a dark room at a cool temperature, the yeast re-ferments creating a more complex flavour. They recommend pairing younger beers with chicken and salads, while the more mature ones are best suited to red meat and chocolate.
Could cellar beer replace craft beer as the next big drinks trend? For now you can buy St. Stephanus beer from Waitrose and Majestic Wines.