Julia & Justin: A Special Round of Wedding Beer!
The StoryShortly after finding out about my sister's engagement over a year ago, one of the first wedding decisions was of course...beer! As formal "Save-the-dates" and bridal parties were assembled, I received a shiny envelope which revealed a very official request for me to act as their "Brewmaster." I'll be posting more pictures from the event this weekend, but I wanted to share some of the recipes that have been designed, tinkered, and ultimately executed way down in Charleston, South Carolina before travelling all the way up to Philadelphia for the big day. Also, a special brew from our cousin Chris up in Brooklyn. I think these will make it into the regular rotation at the Zorn house, I hope you might try to brew some for yourself.
Cheers to Julia and Justin!
We like to think of this recipe as a Zorn classic,
born from Julia’s dad’s, Burk, love of all things Hoppy. This IPA is brewed in
the “west-coast” style, and multiple dry-hop additions showcase copious
American hops like Columbus, Mosaic, and Citra giving it a distinct citrus
O.G. 1.058, 6.9abv, 67ibu
A great edition to
the arsenal of Saisons brewed and enjoyed at family gatherings. We took a
special twist on this batch for Justin by adding malted wheat to the grain bill
and keeping the alcohol content low…for maximum drinkability ;) The wheat’s round
texture is complemented by wonderful “Saison” flavors of pepper, clove, and
O.G. 1.046, 5.5abv, 15ibu
family of brewers; this incredible beer was brewed by Julia’s cousin Chris
Lovrich. Milk sugars add an incredible mouthfeel while cold-brewed coffee
provides a delicious accent to the Stout’s underlying notes of espresso and
chocolate. Breakfast Beer anyone? Specs: 4.3abv,13ibu
More to follow....