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Old 05-11-2010, 04:51 PM   #1
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Default Good Summer Wedding Reception Brew?

My wife and I have a wedding reception/party in July and I'm trying to find a good all-grain summer beer recipe.

She and I like Pyramid Apricot, but I haven't had much luck with making fruity beers. My wife is also a big fan of Leinenkugel's Sunset Wheat, which I am not really a fan of at all. The fruit extract tastes a little too twangy to me.

Anyway, I want to make something she'd like and that will be a light, refreshing, summer beer. Any suggestions?

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Old 05-11-2010, 04:59 PM   #2
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Hi doggage, I'm sure that you checked the recipe database, but if not, check the wheat, belgian and fruit beer sections.

I typically sort by # of replies. This will sort the beers that most folks brew and typically you will find good recipe's that way.

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Old 05-11-2010, 05:00 PM   #3
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Cream ale or a Kölsch are nice easy summer timey brews.

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This is a really popular Hefe http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f70/bee-...eweizen-35679/

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I agree with Bach...those are easy to drink beers for people that are more BMC drinkers. I did a Cream Ale for my reception in Sept and it went over fairly well. Most family members like BMC only and wouldnt even try it...but my friends and co-workers loved it.

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Cream ale or a Kölsch are nice easy summer timey brews.
+1 on the Kölsch
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Old 05-12-2010, 01:09 AM   #7
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A saison can be refreshing

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Old 05-12-2010, 01:39 AM   #8
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A previous Coors brewmaster posted a recipe for a Blue Moon clone - sounds like your wife might like that if she likes the Sunset Wheat.

http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f12/blue-moon-clone-65328/

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Old 05-12-2010, 04:57 AM   #9
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+1 on a Kolsch style. Its the Champagne of beers.

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Old 05-12-2010, 03:51 PM   #10
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Hmm...yeah I checked out the recipe database. I'm not a big fan of Blue Moon, but my wife is. I've looked through a boatload of recipes, and I think that hefe might be a little too clovey and banana-ey to be a big crowd pleaser. I've had bad luck with Wits in the past because the yeast produces so much sulpher. Maybe a Kolsch or Cream Ale would be the way to go.

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