At Belgianbeerz we want our customers to fully enjoy their beers. That is why have composed a small list of tips and tricks on what to do with your beers after they have arrived.


1: Upon delivery:

First of all, you should bear in mind that during transport the bottles might have been thrown around quite a bit and that it is not a good idea to drink them immediately. We advise you to let the bottles rest in an upright position in a dark and cool place for at least 48 hours. This will allow the yeast to sink to the bottom of the bottle again, and it will also prevent an outburst of foam when you open them.


2: Storing the beers

Beers are best kept:

  • in an upright position (to make sure the yeast residue remains at the bottom)
  • in a dark place
  • in a cool place. The ideal temperature is 10-12°C (50-55°F) and it is also important the temperature remains as stable as possible.


3: Consuming the beers

It is best to drink all beers before the expiry date mentioned on the bottle.  Some brewers, however, mention the bottling date rather than the expiry date on their bottles. As a rule of thumb, it is best to drink those beers within 2 years after the bottling date except:

  • when otherwise stated on the bottle
  • for strong dark beers and lambic beers, which can be aged for a much longer period.