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moloko520 12-08-2012 11:43 AM

9-month challenge
 
My wife just found out she's pregnant! I want to put together a 9-month celebration beer. Can anyone recommend something that would taste good in September after fermenting for 9-months?

jsv1204 12-08-2012 11:47 AM

Congratulations! For aging, you generally go hi-gravity or sour. I would suggest a barley wine, strong ale, or maybe a Belgian trippel.

1Mainebrew 12-08-2012 12:41 PM

my curieux clone has gotten good reviews and is great with age on it.

beergolf 12-08-2012 01:13 PM

I vote for a BDSA.. They age very well.

moloko520 12-10-2012 07:21 PM

Thanks guys. I'm not sure I'm up to making sour beer. It might be a bit advanced for me. I'm a new brewer.
I may try a heavy beer though.

KarlHungus76 12-10-2012 10:15 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by moloko520
Thanks guys. I'm not sure I'm up to making sour beer. It might be a bit advanced for me. I'm a new brewer.
I may try a heavy beer though.

How about a Russian Imperial Stout? 8 months seems to be a nice aging target if you ask me. Congratulations as well.

ghpeel 12-10-2012 10:48 PM

What does she like to drink? You are only asking for disappointment if she likes lighter beers and you put that much work into a style she doesn't care for.

Don't forget about mead and/or wine too, if she prefers those to big chewy beers.

tennesseean_87 12-11-2012 02:27 AM

+1 to suiting her tastes--she's the one not drinking for the gestation, not you.

NicoleBrewer 12-11-2012 02:45 AM

Congrats I'm pregnant and wish I did something like that. I'm due next month so I just brewed up two different beers in celebration. What does she like to drink? I tried a specialty beer from ten penny that aged their beer in whiskey barrels and it was very unique. I wonder how it could be done at home on a smaller scale.

nobody737 12-11-2012 03:00 AM

The Pliny the Elder clone floating around is pretty rad, I've got a case thats been sitting for 4 months now, a few more before I start drinking.


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