Ever opened a fresh, well you thought it was fresh, beer and it tasted like a skunk? Well, the name skunked beer is very relevant. Beer obtains its bitter taste from the addition of hops when brewing. Hops look very similar to the cannabis plant and are faintly related. One of the
hops original jobs was as a preservative on top of flavor.
Back to the skunked beer. If beer gets exposed to excessive sunlight, the sun’s power breaks down some of the acids from hops. This sets off a chemical reaction that creates a chemical very similar to the ones used by skunks.
To prevent this from happening, keep your beer in the shade. Beer in aluminum cans are best protected from the sun’s light and is also the most recyclable option. While some people frown on canned beer it truly is the best option for beer drinkers. Brown bottles are the best bottle, but these will still let some sunlight in. So stick with cans and avoid skunked beer.