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Old 09-08-2011, 03:58 AM   #1
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Hello,

My wife and I are having our first baby (its a boy!) on/about November 18th. As I have a reputation for brewing beer, I thought I would get one brewed to celebrate.

My friends are divided into two camps: "darker and hoppier the better" and "bmc ultra, please."

So, to try to appease them (and mostly myself) I was thinking of a nice brown - - - not too hoppy, not too malty, just something that reminds me of the best seasonal brews - those of fall!

Advice from you all? I've brewed Midwest's smooth nut brown ale, and recently caribou slobber from Northern and liked them both, but are they good for my diverse crowd? Any other suggestions?

And, finally, the name... I'm open for ideas with that, too.

Thanks!
Neil



 
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Old 09-08-2011, 01:27 PM   #2
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Name of beer or baby?



 
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Old 09-08-2011, 01:41 PM   #3
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I did the same thing when my daughter was born. We named her Autumn and thus the beer was "Autumn Ale". I pre-made this label http://www.homebrewtalk.com/gallery/...tumn-ale&cat=5
and after she was born inserted her photo. I had all the beer bottled and ready to go so a day after she was born I handed out the beer like some hand out cigars.

 
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Old 09-08-2011, 01:47 PM   #4
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hahahahahaha....don't worry about what your friends want to drink cause you won't be seeing much of them after Nov 18th (at least for a few months), and certainly not much celebrating with beer will be done. You know what celebrating is for new parents? Taking a nap.

Janet's Brown Ale is a good one if you have access to the recipe.

Congratulations!

 
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Old 09-08-2011, 03:02 PM   #5
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How about an Irish Red?

Congrats BTW!

 
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Old 09-08-2011, 03:14 PM   #6
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How about Tasty's Janet's Brown?
http://www.thebrewingnetwork.com/for...=18453&start=0
MoreBeer has kits too

To me browns are a love or hate style, especially nut browns. Brew what you like, the bmc crowd can byob. And most importantly, congrats!

 
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Old 09-30-2011, 05:09 PM   #7
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hahahahahaha....don't worry about what your friends want to drink cause you won't be seeing much of them after Nov 18th (at least for a few months), and certainly not much celebrating with beer will be done. You know what celebrating is for new parents? Taking a nap.

Janet's Brown Ale is a good one if you have access to the recipe.

Congratulations!

Hahahah. We just had our first in June and I couldn't sleep for about three days solid. The fourth day was iffy. The first week I think I got about 20 hours of sleep total. I had a beer a few hours after the baby came, but unfortunately it wasn't my beer, because I didn't get around to bottling my first batch until the second week after the baby came. We called it Aftasie Ale after our daughter

It gets LOTS and lots better, and just because your schedule is different doesn't mean you can't enjoy some beer with friends You'll see how it's different and you'll adjust - remember it isn't the end of the world, though it kind of is the end of the world as you know it.

Congats! You're in for an awesome adventure.

Oh yeah, but if you can, definitely nap as much as you can. Spend the week before the baby comes in hibernation if you can
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Old 09-30-2011, 06:28 PM   #8
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I'd brew up a light pale ale myself. That should please everyone. With light/extra light malts.
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Old 10-01-2011, 11:05 PM   #9
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Pal, it's your baby. You aren't having her to please anyone else, why would you brew your beer to? Make something that's fantastic, perfect, and just what you want. Like your daughter is gonna be.
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Old 10-01-2011, 11:22 PM   #10
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brew up something crafty...and then brew up a nice cream ale to satisfy the bmc'ers. 5 gallons a piece should be fine.



 
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