I had 8 22oz bottles in room temperature for a long time (at least over 5 months). I noticed the other day that the floor was covered in dried beer, and after inspecting the container I saw that one of the bottles blew out its lower base.
Instead of opening them and wasting the brew, I thought it would be a good idea to move them into refrigeration. My reasoning was that the carbonation inside of the neck would dissolve into the solution, reducing the pressure on the glass. It did occur to me that this notion was pseudo-science and that the overall pressure in the bottle wouldn't change just because the CO2 dissolved into solution.
Am I safe to leave these in the refridgerator, or should I carefully open them and discard the contents?