Craft beer has been all the rage lately, but it’s important to know the shelf life of your favorite brews. According to various studies, the lifespan of a bottle of craft beer can vary depending on storage conditions. If you want to keep your beer fresh for as long as possible, it’s important to store it correctly. Here’s what you need to know: • If properly stored in a refrigerated area with a constant temperature range between 38-45°F, craft beer can last for up to six months before its flavors start to fade. • If it’s stored at room temperature, the beer’s quality may deteriorate much faster. In just three months, the beer may have lost most of its flavors and aromas. • Growlers and crowlers, which can be filled with fresh beer directly from the tap, also have a shorter shelf life. These containers are not pressurized like bottles, and can become oxidized faster. If stored in a refrigerator, most growlers and crowlers can last up to two weeks. • Beer cans are a great option if you aren’t planning on drinking your beers straight away. Unopened cans can keep for up to six months in the same cool and dry conditions as bottles.