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Ideas for wedding brews late July?
« on: June 22, 2012, 12:33:11 AM »
Ok, so I'm the best man for my buddy's wedding here in Colorado in late July. He's already got a few bases covered: Czech Pils, Doppelbock, Berliner, Coconut IPA, Tafelbier, Schwarz, and a couple others I can't remember.

So, I'm wondering what should I contribute? Something fast fermenting. I already have an apricot wheat on the way and an American kolsch. Also, a lemongrass farmhouse which will be bottled as gifts for the wedding party. Ideas, anyone? I'm thinking another sessionable fruit beer and something English...
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Re: Ideas for wedding brews late July?
« Reply #1 on: June 22, 2012, 03:32:57 AM »
How about a nice wit.  Very subtly spiced with a little coriander and citrus zest, it's a perfect summer drink.
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Re: Ideas for wedding brews late July?
« Reply #2 on: June 22, 2012, 12:11:02 PM »
A basic APA could be ready in 5 weeks.
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Re: Ideas for wedding brews late July?
« Reply #3 on: June 22, 2012, 12:56:00 PM »
ordinary bitter can be ready super quick, and is, in my opinion better very fresh. It is also nice to have a low ABV (<3.5%) drink at a wedding. You could get a firkin and gravity feed it for a totally different experience from the other beers already planned.
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Re: Ideas for wedding brews late July?
« Reply #4 on: June 22, 2012, 01:01:56 PM »
Hefeweizen might do the trick.  Ready quickly and best consumed fresh.
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Re: Ideas for wedding brews late July?
« Reply #5 on: June 22, 2012, 04:55:24 PM »
Hefeweizen might do the trick.  Ready quickly and best consumed fresh.

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Re: Ideas for wedding brews late July?
« Reply #6 on: June 22, 2012, 05:01:55 PM »
I love a good hefe on a summer day but I think he's also doing one and I am bringing an apricot wheat. I'm thinking a big IPA and something sessionable and English. Keep the ideas coming! Thanks!
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Re: Ideas for wedding brews late July?
« Reply #7 on: June 22, 2012, 08:31:30 PM »
I love a good hefe on a summer day but I think he's also doing one and I am bringing an apricot wheat. I'm thinking a big IPA and something sessionable and English. Keep the ideas coming! Thanks!

For the IPA, you could do something like one hop variety or hop addition for every year they've been together. Or a 75-minute IPA, with an addition every minute to wish them 75 happy years together. Or maybe a 1.075 OG beer, with 1 gravity point per year. Cheesy, but it works for the whole wedding theme.

For the English session beer, I don't have anything cheezy, but you can't go wrong with a Southern English Brown Ale.
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Re: Ideas for wedding brews late July?
« Reply #8 on: June 22, 2012, 08:59:22 PM »
that easy rider from terrapin is a "hopped up" session beer.  it's damn fine.  maybe something along that line. 
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Re: Ideas for wedding brews late July?
« Reply #9 on: June 28, 2012, 09:45:11 PM »
Thanks guys! Looks like it's gonna be a sessionable English Mild. Maris Otter, victory, crystal, flaked barley, etc. Gonna decoct and do a long boil with several hop additions (East Kent Goldings and Saaz) to build a nice complexity. Trying to trick the palate, as it will be around 3.5% abv. 

What level carbonation should I shoot for? Will probably keg condition with corn sugar.
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