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October 2010 Wedding - What to brew?
« on: November 09, 2009, 08:10:27 AM »
My daughter is getting married October 16th, 2010, with a reception for about 170 (still a bit of a guess at this point)
I know she has some ideas, and I do too.  In general I need to keep the alcohol down :( 
Here is what I know now.
One beer will be a monster a 15-20% Barleywine or Strong Scotch Ale (Hey I'm brewing, I need something like this on the menu)
Porter, likely a vanilla porter (not Denny's BVIP, a great beer but no Bourbon beers) Any good Vanilla Porter recipes out there?
Amarillo Pale Ale, an awesome under 5% showcase of Amarillo hops.

What are your thoughts?

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Re: October 2010 Wedding - What to brew?
« Reply #1 on: November 09, 2009, 08:18:34 AM »
are lagers not on the table? 

how about a nice Dortmunder or BoPils? 

And, hey the wedding is in October - Oktoberfest/Maerzen style!!
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Re: October 2010 Wedding - What to brew?
« Reply #2 on: November 09, 2009, 08:28:08 AM »
are lagers not on the table? 

how about a nice Dortmunder or BoPils? 

And, hey the wedding is in October - Oktoberfest/Maerzen style!!

+1 to the O-Fest
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Re: October 2010 Wedding - What to brew?
« Reply #3 on: November 09, 2009, 08:52:43 AM »
Nothing against lagers, and we are moving into the season to brew lagers,  I'll have to repurpose my 6 tap kegerator fridge for that.

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Re: October 2010 Wedding - What to brew?
« Reply #4 on: November 09, 2009, 09:42:50 AM »
How about a nice American Wheat for the masses? It's easy to make and I'll bet it goes first.

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Re: October 2010 Wedding - What to brew?
« Reply #5 on: November 09, 2009, 12:17:16 PM »
How about a nice American Wheat for the masses? It's easy to make and I'll bet it goes first.
That's what I did for our Daughter's rehearsal BBQ this year & it went over well.  Had a little Mead on the side for some hardcores as well... ;D
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Re: October 2010 Wedding - What to brew?
« Reply #6 on: November 09, 2009, 01:07:17 PM »
Fill in the Hop Blonde ale is a crowd favorite for the American light lager crowd,
Standard Dry Mead for the historical reference and the wine crowd, just enough time to get it done by then.
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Re: October 2010 Wedding - What to brew?
« Reply #7 on: November 09, 2009, 01:52:30 PM »
I agree with Oktoberfest as well!   American wheat and Cream ale are always crowd pleasers as well.   
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Re: October 2010 Wedding - What to brew?
« Reply #8 on: November 09, 2009, 06:23:46 PM »
+1 on a cream or blonde ale.  I try to keep one on hand for the BMCers.

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Re: October 2010 Wedding - What to brew?
« Reply #9 on: November 09, 2009, 06:25:59 PM »
All good thoughts keep em coming.
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Re: October 2010 Wedding - What to brew?
« Reply #10 on: November 09, 2009, 06:29:39 PM »
I'd be interested in a Amarillo Pale Ale recipe myself.

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Re: October 2010 Wedding - What to brew?
« Reply #11 on: November 09, 2009, 06:33:45 PM »
I'd be interested in a Amarillo Pale Ale recipe myself.
http://beerdujour.com/Recipes/AmarilloPaleAle.htm
This one is really good.
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Re: October 2010 Wedding - What to brew?
« Reply #12 on: November 09, 2009, 06:56:12 PM »
wow fred - is that your recipe?  I don't think I've ever seen you post about ANYTHING under 8% abv...

looks good!
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Re: October 2010 Wedding - What to brew?
« Reply #13 on: November 09, 2009, 07:40:34 PM »
Thanks.  I have everything to make that, except for maybe the yeast.  I'll try it soon.

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Re: October 2010 Wedding - What to brew?
« Reply #14 on: November 09, 2009, 07:53:13 PM »
Since you like Amarillo already and American Wheat was mentioned...
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