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Subject: Freezing beer?

Posted by lois
Grade level: other
School: No school entered.
City: Richmond State/Province: VA
Country: USA
Area of science: Chemistry
My husband put a couple of beers into the freezer in order to quickly chill 
them. About 30 minutes later, he removed the beers from the freezer. They felt 
nicely chilled, however once the bottles were opened the once liquid beer 
became a beer slush. Why did the contact with air make this liquid 'slushify'?

I know this is probably not a typical question, but we didn't know where else 
to look for an answer. Thanks!

Re: Freezing beer?

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