We're brewing faster than we can drink. Right now I've got 3 kegs on tap, 1 (primed) keg sitting in the garage (very cold), and 9 carboys ready to be kegged. My question is this -- how long will a primed keg last? Could I keg a beer, purge O2, pressurize with CO2, put it in storage and then put it on tap in 3, 6 or 9 months? If so, should I keep the keg cold? Or does that not matter? Any advice would be great.
I'll tell you the same thing I told PJ:
I figure that a beer that is kegged and purged of O2 and stored cool (<60°F) will last for up to a year without serious flaws. However, as Darknova said, the styles will change as they age. Usually for the better but that would depend on your taste. I almost never drink any of my beers until they are 2-3 months old. Not because I'm disciplined about aging but like you I always have a backlog to work through.