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Discussion in 'Beer Talk' started by dthompson0279, Nov 2, 2014.
Had a case of Heady Topper at my wedding...
I just had the pleasure to celebrate my first grandchild with my first KBS. Many blessings and congratulations to you!
For the birth of my Daughter, I opened up my first Cantillon, Iris.
Congrats on the incoming child!
My wife and I split a 2008 Boon Oude Kriek Mariage Parfait immediately after tying the knot this past spring. Not terribly original but it was a nice surprise for her. We always crack something good from the cellar whenever we get promotions or bonuses as well. No offspring any time soon so can't comment there.
Best of luck!
All I had the day I received my bachelors degree was a handful of shotgunned Miller High Life's. Lost my best friend to a freak medical condition the week before graduation, and thats mostly what we drank (apart from good whiskey and Natty Bo). He taught me how to shotgun proper, so I figured it was the right way to celebrate our finishing college together.
So rarity or craft isn't always the best way to celebrate!
We are expecting our first in January. I have thought a lot about how I will celebrate, but I have not been able to decide. There is a brewpub across the street and two breweries within a mile of the hospital, so daddy might take a short walk during mommy-baby bonding and rest time. Something special can follow after we are home and get settled in.
I dont have many friends that are into craft beer, so when I happen to have a guest who appreciates the good stuff is when i'll break out something special.
I had my fair share of a keg of Labatt Blue when I got both my BBA and MBA.
I did something similar to this for the birth of my twins. I made a batch of coffee imperial oak aged stout, bottled it, and am keeping it in my cellar until they are 21. I have snatched a few here and there, but my idea is to save a six pack for each of them and one for me for their 21st birthday
I also recently completed a 70.3 IRONMAN Triathlon, and had a Dark Lord, BA Speedway Stout, and an Alesmith Grand Cru to celebrate.
The first night home alone while my son and wife were in the hospital, I had a SN Celebration...not out of any particular desire to fit the occasion, because I wasn't really caring about beer that day. It was just a beer to keep me and my happy thoughts company.
That was seven years ago today.
The night my second daughter was born I had a Cantillon Classic Gueuze. Also not too rare, but my wedding night someone had a bottle of Arrogant Bastard placed in my room.
Recently cracked a Black Butte XXVI for my 26th birthday. Plan on continuing that tradition going forward. Also have a bottle of Westy XII to share with a buddy for his wedding this coming weekend. Can't wait.
I had a magnum of Chimay Grand Reserve for when I closed on my house. Just a bar stool, the bottle and a Chimay glass was all I took to closing. Well, aside from a great big check.
Beat Batch 5 this past birthday
Usually have a lambic or gueuze. Or a cellared old ale. Or Duvel.
My wife and I had a stash of Surly Abrasive and New Glarus Moon Man at our wedding. Just picked up a Boulevard Saison Brett for when I (hopefully) find out I passed the PE test.
My wife and I 'celebrated' here sister's divorce and first Christmas alone with 1.5L of BA Twelve Dogs of Christmas. (I still wish I didn't let my wife talk me into throwing out that bottle...).
I'm a runner so sometimes after a marathon or half-marathon I'll fill up my 1.5 liter Paulaner dimpled mug with Paulaner Oktoberfest and celebrate with that. That's the closest thing I have to a celebration beer.
Whenever I celebrate something I drink a nice Belgian (saisons and sours mostly), usually something with a cork. Makes it all the more festive.
Haven't had one yet, but in about three weeks when I finish my bachelor's I'll be cracking one of my two KBS
I find that just because a beer is special and an occasion is special it doesn't mean that the two will enhance one another. Make each their own thing.
I have celebrated in the past with 3F Golden Blend and am planning to celebrate receiving my bachelor's degree with the Armand'4 Seasons.
I like the traditional idea of champagne for celebrations, but like beer a lot more than champagne. So I try to go with something champagne-esque for celebratory occasions, usually a nice bubbly saison of some sort, preferably a bomber/750 of something rare/limited.
A Westy XII after finding out I had passed my CPA exams last November.
Just had Avery The Beast for my 25th Birthday today. I am celebrating the fact that I made it to 25. Good enough reason in itself.
Honestly, it was not as good as I remember it being. Had it back in 2010 and 2011. Maybe I should have held it for another year or two.
In my case, for an event such as that I will indeed have a good beer that can also be shared with others, but the really special beers get saved for when there has been a bad day that needs to be made special.
I've got a BT I'm going to open this NYE.
I'm looking to get a Huna to crack at my wedding. any other suggestions for a good wedding celebratory beer are much appreciated.
i'm actually touring DFH for my bachelor party, so hopefully they have some good options when i go.
I'm about to graduate in December and will get my hands on something special. I've been thinking westy XII.
I plan on doing a 3 year KBS vertical if I get a job working for some brewery that ages their beers in caves. SO if you see said vertical on WBYDN in the next few days, things went well. Note that, although I got 17 bottles in '13, I only received one '14 and one '15, so it'll be a big deal.
At my wedding shared a westy 12 and cantillon cuvée des champions with my wife.
During that Summer of '13, I'd crack open a KBS after every gig in which I think I deserved it, which was about 10 times. Unloading gear back into the house is always easier watching your KBS warm up
Just had our first son in May. Have had some great beers since then, but plan on having a blind taste test of 2014 BCBS (haven't had yet), 2014 Black Note and 2014 KBS with a buddy & my wife. Really looking forward to that "formal" beer celebration.
Usually something from The Ale Apothecary, Block 15, Cascade or De Garde. Maybe something from Upright's Sole Composition series... Something barrel aged and rare.
Belgian beers in large bottles are good for celebration: Chimay Grande Reserve, Gulden Draak 9000 Quad, Gulden Draak The Brewmaster´s Edition, Leffe Royale, Leffe Ruby.
Oude Lambiek De Cam
Schlenkerla Urbock. It is my favorite beer and I try to save it for special occasions.
Congratulations on your first born! This event is worthy of a celebration. All my children and grandchildren were before any of my appreciation for good beer, good wine, or good whiskey. If I were you, I'd pick one from all three of these and enjoy. Maybe a great cigar too. Congrats and cheers.
I opened a Vanilla Rye when the Blackhawks made it to the Stanley Cup Final. I intend on opening a Prop if/when they win the Cup.