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Old 08-05-2011, 06:21 PM   #1
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Hi in november i will be Godfather of my only nephew, in Mexico this is a great tradition and great honor for me, because that i want to make a very special beer to enjoy with all my family that day, but the majority of my family donīt liked stroger beers like barely wine, porter or stout because that i have in mind make a Dunkelweizen, so you think that is a good option? any suggestion?


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It's a pretty complex beer for most folks, if they don't like the beers you mentioned, would they necessarily like something with bubblegum, banana and and clovey flavors derived from the yeasts?


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Or maybe an American Pale Ale (APA)? Those aren't strong or too hoppy. I like making them for get-together's. Easier to drink.
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I was thinking that the beer style that was single handedly rescued from near obscurity by Mexican brewers, the Vienna Lager. Which I am really grateful form mi hermanos in Mexico for saving, since it's become one of my favorite beer styles.
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First off congrats on becoming a Nino, that is a special occassion.

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I was thinking that the beer style that was single handedly rescued from near obscurity by Mexican brewers, the Vienna Lager. Which I am really grateful form mi hermanos in Mexico for saving, since it's become one of my favorite beer styles.
I don't know if I have ever had a Vienna Lager, is there a brewery or a place that has some available?
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Exactly what I was going to suggest - Vienna Lager. Generally a crowd pleaser I've found, plus the whole historical/cultural ties there.

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I don't know if I have ever had a Vienna Lager, is there a brewery that sells this?
Two of my favorites are Eliot Ness from Great Lakes and Toasted Lager from Blue Point. Not sure if you can find either in CO. Also I believe Sam Adams Boston Lager is a Vienna, but not really a typical one according to style.

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I don't know if I have ever had a Vienna Lager, is there a brewery or a place that has some available?
August Schell Firebrick Vienna Lager, Great Lakes Eliot Ness, and Trader Joe's Vienna style lager are my three favorite of that style.

There's also, Boulevard Bobs 47 Munich-Style Lager, Negra Modelo, Old Dominion Aviator Amber Lager, Gordon Biersch Vienna Lager, Capital Wisconsin Amber, Olde Saratoga Lager, Penn Pilsner

And my own version as well. (There's links to a couple or articles and podcasts that I used when I was researching mine in there.)
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August Schell Firebrick Vienna Lager, Great Lakes Eliot Ness, and Trader Joe's Vienna style lager are my three favorite of that style.

There's also, Boulevard Bobs 47 Munich-Style Lager, Negra Modelo, Old Dominion Aviator Amber Lager, Gordon Biersch Vienna Lager, Capital Wisconsin Amber, Olde Saratoga Lager, Penn Pilsner
Slightly off topic... but I've heard (and myself believed) that Trader Joe's = Gordon Biersch... Though maybe they slightly vary the recipes?
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Slightly off topic... but I've heard (and myself believed) that Trader Joe's = Gordon Biersch... Though maybe they slightly vary the recipes?
Some of their beers are GB...Not all but a few including the vienna. But I've wondered if it's the same recipe as their own version. Somehow I think they're going to be different. Since the trader joes beers are contract beers.
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Sweet. Revvy likes Schells, i thought i was the only one,those beers are great, i love the Rauchbeer,Hoppenwhatever, rice farmhouse.never tried the firebrick,damn i thought it was cheap i passed it up for a water at a resturaant so i could go home and try some other new ones.Plus i passed up the pilsner with a torpedo tonight (which i dont regret) pils can be pretty heavily sweet sometimes,and got a bunch of wheats,ever tried Lakefronts Monkey wheat? very stangely good.


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