Why does beer get skunky?

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Author's Note: Why does beer get skunky?

Eww, skunky beer. Just about my least favorite beverage. That said, I understand why beer lovers may expand their preferences to include a purposefully skunky beer. Until I reach that point, I'll stick to my favorites (and keep them out of sunlight). No wonder I've always liked keg beer.

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  • Beer Advocate. "Skunked Beer." Aug. 27, 2003. (July 3, 2014) http://www.beeradvocate.com/articles/527/
  • Harbison, Martha. "BeerSci: Why You Should Never Drink Beer From a Clear Glass Bottle." Popular Science. Jan. 18, 2013. (July 3, 2014) http://www.popsci.com/science/article/2013-01/beersci-why-you-should-never-drink-beer-clear-glass-bottle
  • Solis, Nicole. "How Does a Beer Get Skunky?" Chow. May 15, 2007. (July 3, 2014) http://www.chow.com/food-news/53966/how-does-a-beer-get-skunky/

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