The little lady and i just got engaged, and she has asked if I would brew the beer for our reception. I of course was more than happy to oblige, because it means i get to crank out a bunch of pilot batches . Oh, and our guests can have a unique experience at our wedding that they'll never be able to get anywhere else ... that too.
Basically I have 1 year to try recipes and pilot a few with our friends, to try and get a sense of what will have both (relatively) universal appeal, and be a drinkable product that our guests can enjoy in whatever quantity they deem fit.
I am currently thinking of brewing 5 batches of 10 gallons each, which would mean that I'd have to find 5 distinct offerings that don't really overlap, and will be well received by a (more or less) lay audience. I know what *I * like (Double IPAs, barleywines), but I can own up to the fact that few others will share my affinity for the finer things in life!
What sorts of suggestions could you offer for 5 unique, yet universally appealing styles?
Thanks in advance!