Birthday Brews

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  1. RichD

    RichD Champion (805) Mar 18, 2012 Rhode Island
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    What do you guys usually drink for your birthday? Does anyone set aside a specific beer for your day of birth? I'm also asking this because its my birthday today and I'm probably having some breakfast stout and maybe a bourbon county. Basically what I'm saying is, does every go with a favorite beer or a wale?
     
  2. MattOC

    MattOC Aspirant (206) Jan 13, 2013 Massachusetts
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    First time poster, long time site reader, but this grabbed my eye since my birthday is next weekend. The only beer I've held onto specifically for the day/weekend is Westvleteren XII. Otherwise, it's an assortment of BCBS, Founders IS, Speedway Stout, and of course some Celebration.
     
  3. BourbonDork

    BourbonDork Initiate (0) Sep 15, 2010 Virginia

    Actually, have not done that. I do set aside a certain whiskey and cigar that are enjoyed on my birthday but haven't done that for beer.....
     
  4. omniscientcause

    omniscientcause Initiate (0) Jun 4, 2010 District of Columbia

    My birthday a few months ago, Founders BFS with my breakfast.

    Blind Pig/Lunch/PtE/HT

    Some SNPAs at the bar when I went out
     
  5. valdieu2

    valdieu2 Aspirant (288) Feb 23, 2012 Maine

    First- Happy Birthday fellow Capricorn
     
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  6. Nectar

    Nectar Initiate (0) Jan 17, 2013 New Jersey

    Usually the best thing ive got, plus a nice single malt scotch. At least thats my plan for my birthday next month. Have a Cable Car that will probably be the one.
     
  7. philbe311

    philbe311 Poo-Bah (1,966) Jan 21, 2008 Pennsylvania

    If there is one thing better than a Happy Birthday, it's a Hoppy Birthday... My upcoming Bday will be spent drinknig Nugget Nectar and Hopslam (if it hits the PA market in time)... Cheers and happy birthday...
     
  8. UCLABrewN84

    UCLABrewN84 Poo-Bah (12,114) Mar 18, 2010 California

    I just drink good beer.
     
  9. dman127

    dman127 Initiate (120) Jul 11, 2011 Illinois
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    Was trying to decide between a 2011 and 2012 Westvleteren XII or Fou Foune (thanks Matt - LaChupacabra). Just got tickets to Hawks/Redwings for that Sunday - so these will have to wait for another day. Good problem to have!
     
  10. jzeilinger

    jzeilinger Poo-Bah (4,455) Dec 4, 2004 Pennsylvania
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    I spend it with my wife and kids and when it comes to special beers, I view it as "just another day". All I want is to enjoy a few good beers and whether they're from my cellar or not, it doesn't matter to me, just as long as they're good. (Which is pretty much my same attitude any other day of the year.)
     
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  11. match1112

    match1112 Initiate (0) Mar 2, 2011 Illinois

    Usually Budweiser or High Life. The weekend of my birthday is outdoor convention season and I usually spend it walking around hunting and fishing shows. Now that AB In-Bev has changed things up a bit, I might be able to enjoy something from GI.
     
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  12. Oneinchaway

    Oneinchaway Initiate (117) Jun 12, 2011 California
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    I usually set aside a few of my rare beers and pop open with friends on my bday. Doing so later this month for my next bday.
     
  13. stealth

    stealth Defender (607) Dec 16, 2011 Minnesota
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    A close friend got me a bottle of Surly Five last year for my bday, and that turned me onto sours for life. I had another bottle for my most recent birthday, and will continue the trend as long as able.
     
  14. WSGosset

    WSGosset Initiate (0) Jan 3, 2013 Pennsylvania

    While I've never picked a birthday beer in the past, I recently decided to set aside a couple of bottles of Supplication only to find out that the place down the road would be tapping it on my birthday! Looks like those bottles will live to fight another day.
     
  15. JuniperJesus

    JuniperJesus Aspirant (270) Feb 26, 2011 Illinois

    It's not so much what beer you're drinking; it's about how you drink it: I drink mine in my birthday suit.
     
  16. ledzeppelin4

    ledzeppelin4 Initiate (0) May 18, 2011 Illinois

    I had Chocolate Yeti on my birthday. (That was my birthday cake/ birthday gift to myself). I recommend something big and decadent. Also some old favorites to remind yourself why you love beer/life/whatever so much.
     
  17. Derranged

    Derranged Devotee (462) Mar 7, 2010 New York

    For my 30th birthday(Aug 2011) small get together/party/lunch I drank a 750 of Duvel Tripel Hop out of a Duvel Tulip. Like a boss.
     
  18. fujindemon74

    fujindemon74 Initiate (0) Nov 7, 2012 Pennsylvania

    This year it's probably going to be...

    2011 Double Crooked Tree
    2012 Backwoods Bastard
    2012 He'Brew Jewbelation Sweet 16

    So, I suppose I am setting aside some specific beer.
     
  19. Hopstout

    Hopstout Zealot (513) Dec 15, 2011 Minnesota

    This year, I started my birthday on January 5th with Founders Bolt Cutter and can't remember what I ended with. :relaxed:
     
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