How long to age beer

Sam Calagione from Dogfish Head told me once how long beer can sit after bottling before needing to be consumed.  It’s really good info, but I’m not sure how it’s affected now by brewers saying more and more that IPAs need to be drunk fresh, because of the hops.

0-6% ABV  —  within 6 months

7-9% ABV  —  2-3 years

10+% ABV  —  indefinitely

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