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beergorila 02-01-2010 04:10 AM

World Cup 2010
I'm trying to decide what to brew to have 4 brews on draft during the World Cup this summer, as we will be holding several game viewing parties (USA!!), but many of those guests who will show do not yet appreciate adventurous beer styles.

I want to have a good balance across the 4 taps with the hopes of maybe converting ONE of our guests to the beauty of craft beer. I really want one to be a Saison, you know, for selfish reasons, so I too can enjoy the beautiful game with my favorite style - although I may be the only one returning to that tap.

I've been looking forward to this since I started brewing a few years ago (I began after the last tournament in '06). So with a Saison planned, that leaves 3 ... does anyone have some ideas for a good balanced mix, but showcasing some unique quality too for our planned parties? A cream ale? A boring amber? Create an Irish IPA (a name potential is on the tip of the tongue for that idea!)? Coconut stout?

Gremlyn 02-01-2010 06:14 AM

I recommend brewing a beer to console yourself when England beats the snot out of the US on June 12th :D

philrose 02-01-2010 07:44 AM

What about an ode to hooligan session beers?

Ordinary bitter, dry stout or 60 schilling?

ramthebuffs 02-01-2010 09:52 AM

Hooligans are more lager lads than real ale drinkers.

My family of hardcore bmc'ers all like my saison. Every time I give some to my mom she says 'it tastes like coors' like she's never told me that before. If you're really worried about people not liking your saison then you're gonna have to do a cream ale imo.

Pappers_ 02-01-2010 11:17 AM


is a light cream ale, a more flavorful but familiar beer for bmc drinkers. If you look in the recipe database, you'll find others.

I too am looking forward to the Cup, especially Spain and Ivory Coast.

bbrim 02-01-2010 12:22 PM

I think a Blond/Cream Ale would be a good call in one of your taps and I would gently add flavor hops to adjust people's palate for later. Next tap I would do either a Belgian Wit or Hefeweizen, personally I'd go with the Hefe. People like wheat beers and a wheat beer more flavorful than an American Style may help expand peoples beer appreciation. A Saison! An Irish Red with a subtle amount of flavor/aroma hops. You could also do an Amber but I think for non-craft beer drinkers the bitterness of an American Amber can be overwhelming. I wouldn't do anything too dark unless it is an English Brown or Mild just because you don't want to challenge people too much at first. Just my .02

Batinse 02-01-2010 02:59 PM

You should definitely be serving une main au ballon Irish Stout.

Homercidal 02-01-2010 03:21 PM

Can't wait to watch the World Cup this year. I'm new to soccer and dont' know much about it. So who's playing?

Julohan 02-01-2010 03:26 PM


Gremlyn 02-01-2010 03:46 PM


Originally Posted by Homercidal (Post 1852408)
Can't wait to watch the World Cup this year. I'm new to soccer and dont' know much about it. So who's playing?

All the Big European teams made it in, USA, the usual suspects from South America...

All the info you need: http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/index.html

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