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Old 12-08-2012, 11:43 AM   #1
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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?

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Old 12-08-2012, 11:47 AM   #2
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Congratulations! For aging, you generally go hi-gravity or sour. I would suggest a barley wine, strong ale, or maybe a Belgian trippel.

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Old 12-08-2012, 12:41 PM   #3
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my curieux clone has gotten good reviews and is great with age on it.

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

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Old 12-10-2012, 07:21 PM   #5
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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.

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Old 12-10-2012, 10:15 PM   #6
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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.
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Old 12-10-2012, 10:48 PM   #7
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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.

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Old 12-11-2012, 02:27 AM   #8
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+1 to suiting her tastes--she's the one not drinking for the gestation, not you.

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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.

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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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