They saved a couple of bottles for their 1st anniversary and let us know that the beer was still pretty tasty a year later.
I'm doing it as a surprise present. They're both fans of my Belgian beers, and I thought a Champagne-type beer would be perfect.
A champagne type beer is a good idea. It would have been cool to make something that could age so they could have it on their anniversary.
My friend that got me into homebrewing made a batch for my wedding, and it was the best present we got. He gave us a copy of his design and process notes, which was pretty fun.
I can relate. We did our house amber ale for a friends wedding two years ago. The groom came over and helped brew and they both came over and helped bottle the 10 gallon batch.
They both want to start brewing. We wanted to brew the beers together but could never coordinate a day. Giving them the recipes would be a great idea.
Haha this is great! Love the labels and anecdotes. People are always brewing for friends weddings and their own. Excellent to hear that everyone was pleased!
Thanks! The best part was having brew days that trumped anything else we had to do. They are my wifes friends too, she knew it was for their wedding so there were no "You're brewing again?" kind of questions. My wife likes that I brew, but doesnt like the fact it is an all day process. I may be brewing for some imaginary friends wedding in the near future.