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How to introduce a girl to brewing...
« on: August 03, 2012, 07:34:58 PM »
Ok, so I'm trying to woo a lovely lady. Good news- she likes beer! And she's also interested in brewing.  She's not really a fan of the hops. Also, she says she's kind of burnt out on wheats. She's a fan of brown ales (Ellie's is her fav) but I want to get her to branch out and try something interesting, without going too crazy. Definitely don't want to scare her off with something wierd and sour or too oaky and spicy.

I'm thinking something low alcohol (4-5%) easy to drink, refreshing after a workout, etc.  Suggestions?
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Re: How to introduce a girl to brewing...
« Reply #1 on: August 03, 2012, 08:49:07 PM »
Do you have lager capabilities? Tis the time for Octoberfest brewing. Different than a brown, but not way out in left field.
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Re: How to introduce a girl to brewing...
« Reply #2 on: August 03, 2012, 09:58:49 PM »
Apricot, Blueberry and Cherry all come to mind....
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Re: How to introduce a girl to brewing...
« Reply #3 on: August 03, 2012, 11:54:27 PM »
If you're trying to get her into brewing, do it with her favorite beer (Ellie's).  Once she is hooked on brewing she'll branch out on her own.
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Re: How to introduce a girl to brewing...
« Reply #4 on: August 04, 2012, 05:16:44 AM »
Apricot, Blueberry and Cherry all come to mind....

I'm surpised to see you stereotyping, vert.
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Re: How to introduce a girl to brewing...
« Reply #5 on: August 04, 2012, 06:41:50 AM »
Scottish ale?  Or mead?
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Re: How to introduce a girl to brewing...
« Reply #6 on: August 04, 2012, 08:03:23 AM »
Apricot, Blueberry and Cherry all come to mind....

My wife hates fruit beers, but loves IPAs.
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Re: How to introduce a girl to brewing...
« Reply #7 on: August 04, 2012, 08:45:05 AM »
Apricot, Blueberry and Cherry all come to mind....

My wife hates fruit beers, but loves IPAs.

Same with my wife and most of the women I know.
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Re: How to introduce a girl to brewing...
« Reply #8 on: August 04, 2012, 09:28:07 AM »
A nice Ordinary or Special...but for heavens sake, don't call it a "bitter". Puts n00bs right off. No matter how good it is they can't get past the bitter moniker. Save that explanation for later.
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Re: How to introduce a girl to brewing...
« Reply #9 on: August 04, 2012, 10:24:33 AM »
Do you have lager capabilities? Tis the time for Octoberfest brewing. Different than a brown, but not way out in left field.

This is the beer that brought my fiance over to the "dark" side. She now digs brown, ESB, Oktoberfest, and Kolsch.

Bad news is - our local brewpub makes the finest examples of O-fest/Kolsch I've ever had. I haven't made one that measures up yet, but its one HELL of a motivator to perfect the recipes!
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Re: How to introduce a girl to brewing...
« Reply #10 on: August 04, 2012, 03:29:20 PM »
I guess if you are going to introduce a girl to brewing this is a good time to examine whether to or not to wear pants. Sorry. I don't have an answer. It's a conundrum wrapped in an enigma.
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Re: How to introduce a girl to brewing...
« Reply #11 on: August 04, 2012, 06:49:56 PM »
I guess if you are going to introduce a girl to brewing this is a good time to examine whether to or not to wear pants. Sorry. I don't have an answer. It's a conundrum wrapped in an enigma.

I think the "no pants" rule applies to the ladies as well ;)

The "mandatory beard" rule does not, however.
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Re: How to introduce a girl to brewing...
« Reply #12 on: August 04, 2012, 08:24:27 PM »
 ;D I agree whole heartedly!!
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Re: How to introduce a girl to brewing...
« Reply #13 on: August 05, 2012, 06:25:09 AM »
Its the only way I let Holly even near me when I'm brewing.
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Re: How to introduce a girl to brewing...
« Reply #14 on: August 05, 2012, 06:57:57 AM »
Go with an English Brown Mild...even though it's brown, it's a very light, refreshing malty beer.  Not saying this is a chick beer, but I did make it for an event, and the ladies and bud lite drinkers alike loved it.  If your lady likes brown ales with more malt than hops...this would be perfect for you to introduce her to, as it's something a little different than her fave, but still fits her tastes....she'll like it, and you will look like you're brewing up something for her  ;)
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