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Brett3rThanU 09-03-2009 08:50 PM

Wedding Favor Brew
My fiance and I are getting married next June and as one of the favors for the guests we're going to be giving each person a bottle of my home brew with a custom label on it. Right now I'm having a hard time coming up with a recipe or even a style for that matter. Being most of our guests are going to BMC drinkers, I know they'd probably like a standard wheat beer, a kolsch, a cream ale, or something along those lines, but to me that doesn't seem "special". Anyone have any suggestions on what style I should do?

thedude123 09-03-2009 08:57 PM

Pale ale, Belgian Wit or a Hefe are always nice.

Synovia 09-03-2009 09:05 PM

Is this something they're going to drink at the wedding, or a 'save for one year' sort of thing?

If its the latter, a big saison may work. Should hold up well in the bottle, but is light enough that most BMC people would like it.

Strngcheez 09-03-2009 09:12 PM

What about a belgian blonde? And/or a kriek for those who can adventure beyond BMC. May I suggest corking the bottles as well for that special touch.

Brett3rThanU 09-03-2009 09:56 PM


Originally Posted by Strngcheez (Post 1525645)
What about a belgian blonde? And/or a kriek for those who can adventure beyond BMC. May I suggest corking the bottles as well for that special touch.

I know my fiance and lot of people would like a kriek, but I thought beers like that took years to make?

Strngcheez 09-03-2009 10:25 PM

Yeah, 10 months may be pushing it. Sorry about that. But you still could make one and drink it on your 1 year anniversary :) Maybe you could substitute a New Glarus Belgian Red clone instead.

Brooklyn-Brewtality 09-03-2009 10:35 PM

IMO, the perfect Wedding Brew is a brew with Honey. Honeymoon comes from the fact that new couples were supplied with 1 month of mead when they were married. Putting Honey into the beer makes it traditional and matrimonial.

Serving a Honey Wheat Ale at my sister-in-laws wedding on Sat.

Edcculus 09-03-2009 11:06 PM

Not exactly the same, but I gave a few bottles of a Kolsch I brewed recently as a wedding gift. The couple loved it it.

Bowtiebrewery 09-04-2009 07:04 PM

I just corked 260 bottles of Wine for my brother's wedding... Its a bitch and you better get some help on this one if you plan on capping or corking all those bottles yourself...

If they are BMC drinkers I would reccomend instead of going with a wheat beer.... get something you can filter and make clear... When most people who drink BMC think of beer they think of lager crystal clear... if they see that its cloudy they will more than likely not drink it or think less of it...

Just my 2 cents.

Boerderij_Kabouter 09-04-2009 07:08 PM

I serve Oberon at all events open to general public as my "safe" beer. Everyone likes it no matter what they normally drink.

The Oberon clone available here is very impressive IMO.

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