Yes I brewed a special American Pale Ale called A Public Affair, named after WORT Community Radio’s mid-day news/talk program, for WORT’s annual block party this Sunday on the 100 block of MLK Blvd!
So, it’s an APA called APA, the common abbreviation for A Public Affair at WORT, where I worked for several years as Listener Sponsor Development Director. Last year my former co-workers at WORT cleverly suggested I brew an APA called APA, and I’ve been all over it!
Recipe-wise A Public Affair is considerably different than our year-round APA Crane Ale, with different grain and hop bills. They are similar in clocking in at about 42 IBUs (International Bittering Units), but one striking difference is my use of Sorachi Ace hops for dry hopping as opposed to Amarillo for Crane Ale.
Sorachi Ace is unique in the lemony citrus character it provides for flavor and aroma. I haven’t used Sorachi Ace before and am looking forward to that lemony character for the APA called APA!
Hope to see you at the WORT block party’s famous No Crap on Tap beer garden this Sunday! The party runs from 11AM to 7PM and I hope to get there around 4 or 5. APA will be tapped around then.