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Brewing for a Newborn Celebration and Beyond!

Joel Gratcyk (Daddy's Grounded)

Joel Gratcyk is a social media strategist, father, husband, perpetual student and caffeine junkie. He misses sleeping, but loves being a parent more.

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9 Responses

  1. Very cool! I am not a drinker anymore but I still find it fascinating the way beer is made. I think it is a very cool idea to give out a few bottles for the birth of your child too (and saving enough bottles to drink each year until he is 21 for a drink with him)….great idea!

    Aaron Brinker aka DadBlunders

    • Joel says:

      Thank you so much. It was my friend Jeremy’s idea, but I am really enjoying the process of making it. Now I can only hope that our custom brew recipe turns out to be tasty!

  2. Keith says:

    That really is a great idea. Too late for me to do that. Wish I would’ve thought of it first. :)

  3. Love it! Wish I could try the brew! Oh, and wish I had thought of that for when my daughter and son were born. But alas. Awesome idea, dad!

  4. This is an amazing idea! really…!

  5. Don Gemus says:

    Fantastic idea! I am so stealing this!

  1. March 8, 2013

    […] first bottles will be shared at (or soon after) the baby’s birth. I will drink one per year on my boy’s birthday until I drink one with him at 21. We only made a very limited number so they will be shared sparingly. I’m also working out a […]

  2. June 17, 2014

    […] on the way. A friend of mine (Jeremy of Barrel Aged Heir)has started home-brewing and suggests we brew a beer in celebration of the soon to be new arrival. We brew, bottle it a month later, and in 2014 after my son turns one it still tastes great. […]

  3. May 2, 2016

    […] of beer would it be and why? I’d say an imperial stout like the one I brewed to celebrate the birth of my son.  It’s complex, enjoyable and takes a lot of work. The are bitter parts and sweet ones, but […]