Zoigl brewing has its roots in a centuries-old German tradition where the citizens of a Zoigl-town brew wort on the communal brewery, take the wort home, add yeast, ferment the wort to beer, then sell the beer out of their homes.
While you can’t legally sell beer out of your home, you can do the next best thing: fill up your carboy with freshly brewed wort at Zoiglhaus, take it and a package of yeast home with you to ferment your own beer. Add dry hops, extra flavorings, or leave it straight. It’s up to you. When it is done, you can share it with family or friends in the Zoigl spirit.
BYO-carboy (or not)!
On Friday, February 24th, Zoiglhaus will brew a batch of versatile wort, based on our Zoigl-Weiss recipe. It is all-German with Wheat, Pilsner and Munich II malts and German Herkules hops. The wort had a ferulic acid rest, so the phenolic-producing yeast strains will go crazy with this wort. The cooled and aerated wort from this brew will be available for purchase between 4 pm and 7 pm. RSVPs are required, so please call us at 971-339-2374 or drop by the brewery to sign up for this event.
For those who have a clean carboy and air lock at home, bring it in to the brewery. The brew staff can sanitize the equipment before filling it with fresh wort. The kind folks from Lets Brew Home Brew Store will have extra carboys and air locks on site for sale for those who are either trying home brewing with us for the first time (it doesn’t get any easier than this, trust us), don’t have a spare carboy or left their extra one in their friend’s garage! Please let us know if you will be needing a carboy and air lock so they are reserved for you!
Our friends at Imperial Organic Yeast are teaming up with us again to provide a free yeast pitch with each 5 gallons of wort purchased. Please let us know which strain you would like to have to take home with you. The list is available here: http://www.imperialyeast.com/organic-yeast-strains/.
On Saturday, April 8th, Zoiglhaus will host the second Zoigl-Wort to Bierfest with a party in the Zoigl-Stube. All of the participants are welcome to bring in samples of their brew to share with the Zoiglhaus brew staff (apparently they like tasting beer…) as well as the other home brewers. Each participant will receive a commemorative glass and a free pint of the Zoigl-Weiss on the 8th. Zoiglhaus is excited to see the creative ideas our fellow brewers come up with!
The People’s Choice will get a free 5 gallon fill of wort (with a yeast pitch) at the next Zoigl-Wort event as well as the admiration and envious looks from the other attendees!
The Zoigl-Wort event costs $35, which includes 5 gallons of freshly brewed wort, a pitch of yeast from our friends at Imperial Organic Yeast, a commemorative glass and a free pint of beer at the April 8th event.
Zoiglhaus Brewing Company will continue to host these events on a regular basis, creating unique worts to share with the larger home brewing community.