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Beer in a box

March 5th, 2009 · Posted by Skuds in Life · 2 Comments · Life

An idle thougth from today: why can’t you buy beer in a box?  I am not a huge expert on boozing so maybe you can buy beer in a box and I have just never heard of it. At work we could think of several possible reasons:

  • Temperatures
  • Pressure
  • Consumer resistance

I can’t believe that nobody has thought of it so either it is technically not possible or there is a marketing decision that nobody would want to buy it.  Do any of my more alcoholic visitors have any ideas or opinions?


2 Comments so far ↓

  • Danivon

    Well, beer doesn’t keep as well as wine does (lower alcohol content for one), so it needs to be very well sealed. Temperature certainly is a problem. It also contains more dissolved gas than wines (and you don’t get sparkling wines in a box), which means that it should be in a rigid container and kept relatively stable.

    If it’s still ‘live’, then there are even more issues, but even if it isn’t there will be sediment.

    You can, of course, get beer in a mini-barrel, which keeps it under pressure and you need to let it settle before you use it.

    And quite a few pubs will let you buy a take-out in a plastic bottle or box, but it has to be drunk within a day and kept cool or it will go off.

    Damn. I’ve just realised that I’ve run out of beer, just as I’ve got all thirsty.

  • Skuds

    Oh yes… I forgot you are a bit of a beer anorak 🙂
    I was expecting a Rob comment.

    By the way, you were mentioned in dispatches at tonight’s Crawley AGM.