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Offline thirsty

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Re: What is your perfect spring beer?
« Reply #15 on: March 12, 2012, 05:46:29 PM »
I always like to have a good helles ready when the warm weather hits.

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Re: What is your perfect spring beer?
« Reply #16 on: March 12, 2012, 05:55:24 PM »
I will be working on the farmhouse.
Looking to develop a homegrown version someday
but for now still loving the sorachi.

I will have the maibock for spring corn
if we can hold out.


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Re: What is your perfect spring beer?
« Reply #17 on: March 12, 2012, 07:12:31 PM »
I tend to do a lot of tiny saisons and pale ales as the weather gets warmer. This year I'm planning to do a bunch of bitters too.
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Re: What is your perfect spring beer?
« Reply #18 on: March 13, 2012, 11:38:09 AM »
We're actually brewing up a Belgian Blonde next week. That fits into the perfect spring beer category IMO.  :)
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Re: What is your perfect spring beer?
« Reply #19 on: March 13, 2012, 12:28:35 PM »
Spring in Montana = 13 more weeks of winter.

I like maibock....

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4 lbs. German munich malt
1.5 lbs. Cara-Red

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Boil for at least 2 hours.

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Re: What is your perfect spring beer?
« Reply #20 on: March 13, 2012, 03:01:41 PM »
I like the spruce tips idea.  CP has a spruce beer recipe, if I recall correctly.
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Re: What is your perfect spring beer?
« Reply #21 on: March 13, 2012, 03:19:57 PM »
I don't really drink "seasonally", but if there is one beer that I associate with spring  it's Bock.  I love the stuff...including the American ones like Yuengling, Genesee, Shiner, and others like it that seem to be making a resurgence.

Part of it is probably a sentimental association, too:  The very first sixpack of beer I ever purchased for myself, back in the spring of 1969,  was a Bock beer.  I looked forward to it every spring after that.
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Re: What is your perfect spring beer?
« Reply #22 on: March 13, 2012, 04:16:57 PM »
Saison is really nice, so is MaiBock (which is kind of my personal favorite spring beer) but you certainly can't go wrong with a nice IPA - for any time of the year for that mattter.  ;)
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Re: What is your perfect spring beer?
« Reply #23 on: March 14, 2012, 03:52:05 AM »
I vote for an IPA or pale ale, possibly dry hopped.  A nice crispy pale ale really sounds like the answer for spring. 

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Re: What is your perfect spring beer?
« Reply #24 on: March 14, 2012, 05:19:33 AM »
I always brew a CAP and a hefeweizen for spring drinking.
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Re: What is your perfect spring beer?
« Reply #25 on: March 14, 2012, 06:01:44 AM »
Thanks for the opinions folks!  I just ordered ingredients for an american wheat and a kolsch, I can't wait to get them in!

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Re: What is your perfect spring beer?
« Reply #26 on: March 14, 2012, 06:13:41 AM »
Dogfish Aprihop (apricot IPA) is my favorite, though I've never tried to brew something like it.
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Re: What is your perfect spring beer?
« Reply #27 on: March 14, 2012, 06:29:29 AM »
Dogfish Aprihop (apricot IPA) is my favorite, though I've never tried to brew something like it.

Just picked up a 4 pack of that. One of my favs also, but I wasn't all that impressed this year. Just didnt seem to have the hop aroma and apricot flavor this year. Maybe not as good of a crop?
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