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Help picking out a New Years Day party brew
« on: November 14, 2017, 02:59:41 PM »
I been asked to brew a beer for a annual NY day party. Just one beer and personal taste cover a large range of beers. So I guess I am looking for a "neutral beer" for lack of better names. In other words, not a hoppy IPA and not a Robust Porter.

Any ideas?

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Re: Help picking out a New Years Day party brew
« Reply #1 on: November 14, 2017, 03:31:04 PM »
I would go with a British mild or pale ale.
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Re: Help picking out a New Years Day party brew
« Reply #2 on: November 14, 2017, 04:53:28 PM »
My favorite beer for the holiday season is Bohemian pilsner.  Rich malty golden lager with boatloads of Saaz hops.  What more could you want?

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Re: Help picking out a New Years Day party brew
« Reply #3 on: November 14, 2017, 05:45:46 PM »
My first thought was helles bock. No one won't drink it and it's kind of seasonally appropriate.
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Re: Help picking out a New Years Day party brew
« Reply #4 on: November 14, 2017, 07:11:12 PM »
I know you said you are looking for a neutral beer, but New Years Day just screams Holiday Ale to me!  Malty, yet dry with a bit of sweetness balanced by even bitterness and mild spicing.

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Re: Help picking out a New Years Day party brew
« Reply #5 on: November 14, 2017, 07:13:37 PM »
Interesting. I have only gone to New Year's Eve parties. Didn't know New Year's day parties was a thing...

I would brew something lighter in color but bump up the ABV to 'holiday' levels. Blonde, Pilsner, Wheat, Kolsch, etc.
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Re: Help picking out a New Years Day party brew
« Reply #6 on: November 14, 2017, 07:15:37 PM »
Interesting. I have only gone to New Year's Eve parties.

Agreed. I am way too hungover on New Years Day to party again!

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Re: Help picking out a New Years Day party brew
« Reply #7 on: November 14, 2017, 07:49:53 PM »
LOL. I would say this party every year is just an extension from night before, hard core. 8)

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Re: Help picking out a New Years Day party brew
« Reply #8 on: November 14, 2017, 07:58:44 PM »
My first thought was helles bock. No one won't drink it and it's kind of seasonally appropriate.

Do you have a link to the helles bock?

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Re: Help picking out a New Years Day party brew
« Reply #9 on: November 14, 2017, 09:53:21 PM »
Do you have a link to the helles bock?

Pilsner malt, lager yeast, ~16°P, ~30 IBU noble-type hops. You could add some Munich and/or light continental crystal malt if you wanted to get fancy.

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