Be sure to store packaged beer in a cool, dark place. (But not too cold – frozen beer takes on a cloudy appearance and shouldn’t be served.) In most cases, beer exposed to high temperatures or direct sunlight will lose its flavour.
Draught beer should always be refrigerated. Ideal temperature should be between 1 - 3°C (34-38°F).
To avoid the problem of too much foam that can occur from agitation during transit, kegs should remain stationary 24 hours after you receive them. Store draught beer in a refrigerated walk-in cooler or a refrigerated cabinet immediately.
Keep coolers running during non-business hours and shut down refrigeration for servicing only.
Keep keg storage and dispensing area clean to prevent contaminating draught products.
Stock rotation ensures fresh product. A good rule is first in, first out. Drivers do not rotate product.
Product date codes list the date the product was brewed. Many domestic brewers use a code with a letter and two numbers. The letter represents the month and the two numbers represent the day of the month.
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