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Old 06-16-2012, 04:30 PM   #1
Jun 2012
Snohomish, Wa
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Found out recently that my wife and I have out first little one on the way. So excited! And word around the campfire is I'm getting a gift card to my lhbs to celebrate my first father's day (shhh... I'm not supposed to know). The question now is: what should I brew? Your suggestions???

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Old 06-16-2012, 04:46 PM   #2
Feb 2012
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Brew a stout, let it age and pop one when the baby's born, congrats in the news
1 is good
2 is better
3 is enough &
4 ISN'T half enough

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Old 06-16-2012, 06:34 PM   #3
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Big event = Big beer. I would go for an IIPA or RIS.... but a Barleywine, Imperial anything or Tripple/Quad would be good too.

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Old 06-16-2012, 06:53 PM   #4
Jan 2012
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Here's 2 ways to go about it.....

1. Brew something only you will want to drink and enjoy it all yourself.


2. Brew something like a barley wine and age it until you can share it on his/her 21st birthday.

I wasn't into home brewing when mine turned 3 so I bought her a bottle of Johnny Walker Gold that will be 36 years old when she 21. I'm not looking forward to my little girl growing up, but I am looking forward to that 36 year old bottle of Johnny lol.
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Old 06-16-2012, 07:16 PM   #5
Jun 2012
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Originally Posted by pm5k00 View Post
Big event = Big beer. I would go for an IIPA or RIS.... but a Barleywine, Imperial anything or Tripple/Quad would be good too.
I second this. Go with something strong and big. Something that can develop while your little one is conditioning. I'd do an RIS, a strong Belgian dark, or a bourbon porter. Any of those would be best in 40 weeks...


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