Daughter #2 of 4 is getting married in May. I am brewing a hoppy American IPA for her bridal shower (40 guests) at the request of my wife. Since it requires ~6 weeks from brew to consume, I will be firing up the kettle this evening.
The bottles will have a custom-designed label so that the bottle can be used as a keepsake/favor from the shower. I thought this was a great idea and it is giving me great pride to make the brew for her. The hoppy AIPA was her choice, and I am excited about brewing it.
Of course, the pressure is on...it's got to be very good, clear, and drinkable. I figure I have two shots at it. If the young beer 1 week into fermentation doesn't look or taste right, I can fire up another batch.