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Old 02-12-2014, 02:10 PM   #11
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Biermunchers Bass Clone has been a universally loved beer at every major event I've brewed for. We pushed a full barrel (31G) at my wedding and 36G at my brothers. Its got great flavor, not too heavy, and great color. Just my 2 cents

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Old 02-12-2014, 04:04 PM   #12
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What do I have as my third homebrew?
Something massive like a Barleywine or Belgian Strong Dark Ale. Maybe a high gravity Tripel? A Quad? Anything above 10% is a must. Your wedding will be memorable...at least before they started drinking...
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Old 02-12-2014, 05:02 PM   #13
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How are you for Saisons? That would fit the time of year, and be a nice, lively style which a lot of people could enjoy. True, some may be put off by the funk, but a cooler than usual fermentation (under 75 deg. F) would give a cleaner interpretation of the style that would work for many people.

Alternately, a cream ale or a lighter blonde ale would be a good choice to appeal to the BMC drinkers, while still have enough character to be of interest. True, the Kolsch would also fill that niche, that may still be more than some drinkers would want.

As for the IPA, I would personally favor an English IPA over a West Coast IPA, simply because a lot of people, even craft drinkers, are put off by the really aggressive hopping of most AIPAs. True, AIPAs are all the rage right now, but not everyone wants something that bitter. A more subtle hand may be a good idea, unless you are certain that your friends will appreciate something that hoppy.
Saison was on the list of options. I don't really like them that much, but a good one is drinkable. Most of my family is from the west coast and favors the west coast style, and for that matter so does her family. There will be demand for something else though. I thought about the barleywine but I don't think I can produce something soon enough so that it has enough age on it. If I could brew it in the next week or two that would work but I don't think I'll be operational again until April.
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Old 02-12-2014, 07:52 PM   #14
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I brewed for my nephew's wedding. I had the centennial blonde mentioned above, a hoppy IPA, and a few stouts (much less as I wasn't expecting a lot of stout drinkers).

The stouts went first, followed by the IPA. We didn't get through all the blonde.

If I were to do it again, I'd have more stout, and would change the blonde for a amber (on the lighter, maltier side, vs the hoppy reds).

Keep in mind that I'm in Portland, Oregon, and craft beer is much more popular than other places.

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Old 02-13-2014, 02:48 AM   #15
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Deception Cream Stout - that is a very popular beer and the sweet taste will draw in a lot of people who don't normally drink dark beer. The dark beer lovers will enjoy it too! That is my most popular beer amongst all types of drinkers.

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Old 02-13-2014, 03:15 AM   #16
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Congrats. My son will wed Labor Day weekend, so I have the same quandary. I'm thinking IPA, Belgian Wheat and a Nut Brown. I'll probably change my mind several times. Also considering a cream ale for the BMC crowd or a Belgian Tripel for me.

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Having my wedding on Labor Day weekend and thinking of doing a Kentucky Common Ale a lot of macro drinks like it. A saison and then probably a wit


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