Thanks all. The couple is very cool and are both into beer.
Very cool. I'm working on a Champagne-style Saison for my friend's wedding, and I know exactly what you mean about the nightmares and stress. Hopefully it'll be worth it!I added stress because I put off making the labels until two weeks before the wedding, but then we had a family emergengy and I wound up having to make the labels and label the bottles the week of the wedding. The worst part is my wife told me a month ahead of time: "I dont want to hear it when you are putting labels on right before the wedding." My advice is make everything well in advance. It may save you from nightmares and stress later. It was for absolutely worth it for me and I'm sure it will be for you. Cool choice. Was it bride/grooms or yours?
I did a pilot batch for a friend who wanted an imperial stout. Had a taste of the sample batches on Wednesday - one was 'plain' and the other had been aged for a week (and is still aging) on 10 grams of bourbon-soaked toasted oak chips. I preferred the bourbon one, he prefers the plain, which is good because he's having the 'real' batch contract brewed and those guys can't do oak. I will be looking forward to seeing the differences between my beer and the contract brewer's beer.That's cool he asked you to come up with the recipe instead of using one from somewhere else. He must really like your beer. Also being able to compare your beer to a professional brewer has to be cool too. I'm looking forward to hearing the results if you post them. I'd prefer the bourbon one too.