Bottle your beer after its done. Hits FG. Let it carb for 3 weeks at 68-75F. See if it meets the level of carbonation you expect. Then bottle condition them. (stock the fridge with 12-24 at a time) If you cold condition them and then try to bottle you may have trouble with it carbing naturally. Alot of the yeast will drop out if you let it sit for a long time in the 2ndary.
I bottle condition one or two lagers each year. It works well in my opinion. It also doesn't tie up alot of space in the fridge. The purist won't like it, most people wouldn't really be able detect this. Its an ale so no cold conditioning is actually required.