Everybody knows that they sent Pale Ale to India (a.k.a. India Pale Ale) but nobody seems to realize that they sent WAY more porter over there. In order to make the voyage the brewers treated porter the way they did pale ale, i.e. doubled the bittering hops and dry hop the heck out of it. This isn’t your normal porter: intense roast character from the traditional grain bill of pale, amber, brown and black malts and a firm finish from 90 IBUs from East Kent Goldings hops. Think of it as the original black IPA! (6.1% ABV).
This beer is dedicated to Lemmy, the bassist and frontman for the band Motorhead. His music is always on rotation at the brewery and he will be missed.
This is a historical recreation of what the original IPA tasted like back when it was actually shipped to India. Massively hopped with traditional East Kent Goldings (140 calculated IBUs) and heavily dry hopped the beer then was aged with Brettanomyces for 4 months and then an additional month in the bottle. Huge funk in the nose blending perfectly with the fruity hops and yeast character. Taste the history! (8.1% ABV)
This beer is dedicated to Krishnamurti, an Indian philosopher whose ideas have been influential to us for many years.
A completely fictional style, a Gose is a salty, tart wheat beer that is usually spiced with coriander. We used local Miso Masters white miso to get the salinity and pickled ginger for the spiciness. Super refreshing and perfect for a picnic or after a hike…or just sitting on the porch. (3.7% ABV)
We dedicate this beer to Yoko Ono whose music may be an acquired taste, but without it we would never have the band Melt Banana and we can’t imagine a world without Melt Banana…
We took our classic mixed field Saison and hop it up like a west coast IPA. Fruity and juicy hop aromas leap from the glass and the beer finishes crisp and dry. Brewed with Pilsner malt, raw wheat, rye, oats, spelt, Columbus, Centennial, Comet and Citra hops. Don’t age this one, drink it as fresh as possible!
This beer is dedicated to David Bowie, a creative spirit right up until the end, so long Ziggy…
Bottled on March 25th, 2016
Grisette is a modern form of saison, influenced by the popular pilsner style but still brewed with traditional farmhouse yeast and rustic ingredients. Refreshing and crisp with a delicate hop character that lets our house yeast blend shine. Brewed with pilsner malt, Styrian Goldings and Sterling hops.
This beer is dedicated to J.G. Ballard, one of the great science fiction writers whose short essay Things I Wish I Could Tell My 18 Year Old Self was influential to the starting of Zebulon Brewing.
Bottled on March 1st, 2016
A smokey, black ale aged with whole coffee beans. Our grain bill starts with over 60% smoked malt, flaked barley for mouthfeel and brown and black malts for a complex roast character. The coffee from Mountain Air Roasters compliments the malt flavor but doesn’t overwhelm the beer.
We dedicated this beer to David Lynch, one of our favorite film directors whose love of coffee and cigarettes is well known. His first film, Eraserhead is our brewer’s favorite movie of all time.
Bottled on January 18, 2016
For our first batch we wanted to show respect to the tradition of Belgian and French farmhouse brewers. We start with a mixed field grain bill of pilsner malt, raw wheat, oats, spelt and rye, ferment with our house saison blend and then add our house Brett blend at bottling to develop some light funk.
We dedicated this batch to the Belgian brewing scientist Jean De Clerck who helped to restart brewing in Belgium after WWII and went on to write a two volume set of brewing textbooks that are still required reading today.
Bottled on Jan 3 2016