Jester King Craft Brewery

2017 Nocturn Chrysalis


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We’re pleased to announce 2017 Nocturn Chrysalis — our barrel aged sour beer refermented with Marion blackberries! This is our fifth blend of Nocturn Chrysalis. The first blend was released in September, 2013.


2017 Nocturn Chrysalis is 5.1% alcohol by volume, 7 IBU, 3.3 pH, and has a finishing gravity of 1.003 (0.75 Plato). It was packaged in August, 2017.


Nocturn Chrysalis will be released when our tasting room opens at 4pm on Friday, November 10th. It will be available by the glass and in bottles to go (500ml/$20). We have about 7,000 bottles with a bottle limit of four per customer per day. We also packaged 180 1.5L magnum bottles, which will be sold through a lottery in the future. Aside from special events and a small handful of onsite accounts, Nocturn Chrysalis will only be available at our tasting room. We also harvested the Marion blackberries from 2017 Nocturn Chrysalis for a future batch of Grim Harvest.


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Finally, here’s a little refresher from our artist Joshua Cockrell on the meaning behind the name and artwork:


“The first chapter (Atrial Rubicite) left us with the physical image of change, the gruesome and beautiful visceral nature of it. This gave us cause to look towards the spiritual world for parallels, to give meaning and context to the concept of change. And so in the the last chapter (Omniscience & Proselytism) we gained a certain vision, a spiritual omniscience. The ability to see into the spiritual world, to see its inner working and the details of the occult and religion. But in the core of these things we have found the deepest darkness and have become enveloped in its depths. What prayer exists to save us from such a darkness?


The darkness itself is part of that hope. It gives a context to light. So, just as soon as one reaches the peak of darkness one has already begun the shift back towards light, towards daybreak. The chrysalis of darkness breaks as the first sliver of light falls upon it, and we are let free to explore the receding tide of darkness, not as prisoners of it, but as beings birthed out of it. Is it not the constant change in balance of darkness and lightness that give rise to vision itself? What understanding can truly be had without first giving context to knowledge? Nocturn Chrysalis — the body of change and answer to the deliverance from darkness.”


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