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Old 05-16-2012, 01:26 PM   #11
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New Baby?

No question. DNR (Do Not Resucitate)

 
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Old 05-16-2012, 01:31 PM   #12
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When My son was born I celebrated with a Chimay Blue that I had laid down for a year.
Chimay Blue is a fantastic beer for celebration. I've never been able to let one sit long enough to age, though.

If he's into DIPAs you should really try to see if you can get a couple bottles of Pliny. I know there's a site that will ship them (for a lot of money) but I don't recall what it is at the moment.

 
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Old 05-16-2012, 01:37 PM   #13
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Chimay Blue is a fantastic beer for celebration. I've never been able to let one sit long enough to age, though.

If he's into DIPAs you should really try to see if you can get a couple bottles of Pliny. I know there's a site that will ship them (for a lot of money) but I don't recall what it is at the moment.
For each of my boys I made a small batch of mead. Enough to bury 6 bottles for each child 3 feet deep behind my storage shed in makeshift vaults.

Made sure to seal the crowns well to avoid finding them rusted in another 18+ years. They've been buried now for 5 years (1st batch) and 3 years (2nd batch).

 
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Old 05-16-2012, 01:49 PM   #14
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2nd Hogwash's nomination of Sierra Nevada's "Bigfoot". It even has the year on the cap. One or two six packs in the cellar should cover having a beer to celebrate life's major moments. Not to mention its dam good now.

 
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Old 05-16-2012, 01:54 PM   #15
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Boston beer is no longer just Sam and Harpoon. Here is just a taste of what I would celebrate with.

Pretty Things' Baby Tree, Belgian Style Quad


Mystics' Descendant Dark Ale, any of the different barrel aged versions


Backlashes' Declaration, Belgain IPA

 
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Old 05-16-2012, 02:35 PM   #16
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When My son was born I celebrated with a Chimay Blue that I had laid down for a year.
This is a celebration beer.
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Old 05-16-2012, 03:53 PM   #17
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Yep - if you're in Boston proper then go here. If you happen to be to the north of the city check out Redstone Liquors in Stoneham - great guys there.
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Redstone is my packie of choice

 
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Old 05-16-2012, 05:50 PM   #18
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For a good and local DIPA try Wachusett Larry. One of my favorites.

 
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Old 05-16-2012, 05:55 PM   #19
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I'd go with Rochefort 10 if you can find it. Anytime you drink that beer, it's an instant celebration.

 
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Old 05-16-2012, 06:08 PM   #20
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Since everyone is going to offer you their favorites and you will only end up with a list of 100 or so, why not try something more connected to the baby?

Whats the weight?

If the baby weighted 7 pounds 2 ozs, maybe get a 7.2% beer, or one with 72 IBUs. You could head over to any local brewery (Sams, Harpoon, Wachusett, etc) and see if you can get a beer bottled the day they were born...that might be stretching it but you get the point.

I did an 8.3%, 83 IBU summit IPA for my baby boy (8 pounds 3 ounces).

To stick with everyone else...I suggest Firestone Walkers Double Jack or even a 6er of Union Jack. If you can find Jack's Abbey Hoponious Union IPL, go for it...sort of the opposite of a steam beer thats real hoppy. The brewery is in Framingham if that helps

 
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