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Old 09-14-2012, 08:15 PM   #1
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As a lover of all things beer, I come from a family of fellow beer enthusiasts and was hoping to brew some Christmas presents this year. What would your suggestions be for a great general beer to brew.Of course everyone has their favorite brews.I have my favorites, but if I recieved a high gravity stout, a nut brown, or an IPA in my stocking I wouldn't be picky. What do you all think?


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Old 09-14-2012, 08:24 PM   #2
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That really depends on the recipient. If the person prefers pale ales a pale would be best. If the person prefers malty beers, maybe a Stout or Porter.

To hit the most maybe a mild brown ale. I brewed on from leftovers and it was one of the ones that got the most good reviews from my friends.

Personally I would like a sampler pack.

Or you could clear your stock of your least favorites.



 
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Old 09-14-2012, 08:28 PM   #3
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Personally I would like a sampler pack.
2x something light. 2x something hoppy. 2x something malty = 6 pack.

They'll like something.
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Old 09-14-2012, 08:45 PM   #4
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hoppy amber ale or brown ale. i think that is one style that all craft beer enthusiasts can enjoy. malty and hoppy, with neither winning out and neither being compromised.

 
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Old 09-14-2012, 10:49 PM   #5
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I did a chocolate mint stout last year. Made some custom labels, put red wax on the bottles and made a loop of ribbon holding a chocolate mint candy cane onto each one.

It turned out well, and one 22ozer is good for 3-4 people to share of a beer like that. It's more of an after dinner drink than a standard beer.

 
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Old 10-03-2012, 07:26 PM   #6
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Thanks for the suggestions! I do like the idea of the chocolate mint stout and I have thought about trying one of those. Perhaps I'll make a brown ale and a chocolate mint stout and see what I want to drink the most.


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