Jester King Craft Brewery

North Texas Beer Week Events!

3 November 2015


We have some great events scheduled for the first Saturday of North Texas Beer Week this year!




On Saturday, November 7th, we’ll start off with a beer brunch at The Meddlesome Moth in Dallas. Chef Rick Graff will prepare a special 4-course brunch menu to pair with some rare Jester King beers:


Welcome beer and passed Hors d’oeuvre: 2014 Le Petit Prince with braised pork belly, preserved lemon, crackling


1st Course: Atrial Rubicite Blend 5 with old fashioned stuffed french toast with pistachio almond granola & coffee maple syrup


2nd Course: Snörkel paired with gravlax, smoked sea salt, bagel crisp with maitake mushroom creme fraiche and pickled red onion


3rd Course: Aurelian Lure paired with roasted bacon wrapped guinea hen breast with ragu of lacinto kale, braised guinea hen leg and apricot


4th Course: Biere de Blanc du Bois Blend 2 with trio of duck prosciutto, rabbit rillettes and truffle brie with toasted brioche and huckleberry jam


The brunch starts at 10am. Tickets are $65 for the general public and $55 for Delirium Guild Members. Tickets can be purchased through this link.



At Noon on Saturday, November 7th at The Harvest House in Denton, Texas, Jester King co-owner Ron Extract will participate in a Brewers Rights Town Hall Q & A. Ron will be joined by Michael Peticolas of Peticolas Brewing Co., Chip McElroy of Live Oak Brewing Co., Rhett Keisler of Revolver Brewing Co., and Brad Farbstein of Real Ale Brewing Co. The event will be an open discussion of legislative issues facing Texas craft brewers. Topics will include the current Peticolas/Live Oak/Revolver lawsuit, the past Jester King lawsuit, the Deep Ellum lawsuit, and the approach to legislative improvement. The proceeds from the following kegs on draught will be donated to Open the Taps and the Texas Craft Brewers Guild.


Real Ale Scots Gone Wild
Peticolas Golden Opportunity
Peticolas Wintervention
Revolver Sidewinder
Jester King/Live Oak Kollaborationsbier
Live Oak Pilz
Revolver Blood and Honey



Jester King co-owner Ron Extract


Finally, Saturday, November 7th is Untapped Dallas. Representing Jester King at the event will be brewer Ismael Salas. We’re sending 2015 Estival Dichotomous, Mad Meg, and Synthesis Analogous.



Jester King brewer Ismael Salas


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Introducing Bière de Blanc du Bois Blend 2

26 October 2015



We’re pleased to announce the upcoming release of Bière de Blanc du Bois Blend 2 — our barrel-aged farmhouse ale refermented with Blanc du Bois grapes grown only about 30 miles west of Jester King. Texas has a unique climate for growing grapes. Less hearty varietals like Pinot Noir don’t do well here given our hot, dry climate. Rather, grapes that can deal with thin, rocky soil and high temperatures tend to do better. Blanc du Bois is one of the varietals hearty enough to cope with our native environment, and that’s why we love making beer with it. Our philosophy is to focus on what’s unique to the land around us, so as to make beer with a sense of place. Working with Blanc du Bois grapes grown down the road from our brewery is part and parcel of this philosophy.


Bière de Blanc du Bois Blend 2 will be released this Thursday, October 29th at our annual Funk n’ Sour Fest. Initially, it will only be available to Funk n’ Sour Fest ticket holders, who will be permitted to purchase four bottles per person. Funk n’ Sour Fest tickets can be purchased HERE.


The general release of Bière de Blanc du Bois Blend 2 will happen the following day on Friday, October 30th when our tasting room opens at 4pm with a limit of two bottles per customer per day (500ml, $16/bottle). About 3,500 bottles total were packaged. We do not anticipate it being available beyond Jester King, aside from a few special events.


Central Texas grown Blanc du Bois grapes at Jester King prior to re-fermentation


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Jester King Beer Dinner at Gardner 10/27

22 October 2015



We’re pleased to announce that on Tuesday, October 27th at during Austin Beer Week, there will be a seven course beer dinner at Gardner! We’ve been tremendously impressed with Gardner since they opened last year, and have been inspired by the thoughtfulness and creativity with which they have approached our beer dinner with them.


Here’s the menu for the dinner, which can also be viewed here.


MENU

Reception
Funk Metal: Malted Barley Cracker, Black Garlic Puree
Dehydrated Scallop Cocktail with Jester King Vinegar: Beet Tataki, Apple, Ginger, Coriander, Benne Seed

First
El Cedro: Shrimp, Acorn Squash, Chicken Skin, Garlic, Autumn Herbs

Second
Snörkel: Smoked Fish Dip, Fermented Mushroom Wheat Crackers (Family Style)

Third
Bière de Miel: Brussels Sprouts, Pumpkin Seed Miso, Pickled Ramps, Goat Cheese

Fourth
Wytchmaker: Braised Escarole, Charred Grapefruit, Rye- Duck Offal Stuffing

Fifth
分桃 (Fēn táo): Pork Loin, Pinto Beans, Peach Vinegar Broth

Sixth
2015 Estival Dichotomous: Beer poured over shaved ice with dried melons and basil

Seventh
Foudreweizen: Chocolate, Roasted Banana Ice Cream, Dulce de Leche, Sesame


The dinner is $100 per person. The reception starts at 6:00pm and seating begins at 6:45pm. Reservations can be made through Gardner’s reservation page.


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2015 Jester King Funk n' Sour Fest

14 October 2015


UPDATE — 10/30/15


Thank you to everyone who attended our 2015 Funk n’ Sour Fest last night! We felt the event went great, and that if we may say so ourselves, we created just the type of laid-back, relaxed, enjoyable environment we wanted to present some of the very best in Texas food, beer, wine, and cider. Thanks as well to all the exceptional chefs, brewers, cider and wine makers in attendance. You’re doing Texas proud! Cheers and looking forward to next year!



We’re excited to announce this year’s Jester King Funk n’ Sour Fest! The event will again be a chance to present food and drink pairings created by some of our very favorite central Texas restaurants, and producers of artisan beer, wine, and cider from around the world. It will take place at Jester King Brewery on Thursday, October 29th during Austin Beer Week from 7pm to 10pm.


This year, we’re thrilled to have created what we believe is an exceptional lineup of participants that will lead to a truly one of a kind event. The following twelve restaurants will create dishes paired with beer, wine or cider from the following artisan producers:


Antonelli’s Cheese Shop with Texas Keeper Cider


Contigo with Blue Owl Brewing Co.


Gardner with Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales


The Granary with Jester King Brewery


The Hollow with Jester King Brewery


La Condesa with Freetail Brewing Co.


Lenoir with La Cruz de Comal Wines


The Mercantile with Argus Cidery


The Monterey with 5 Stones Artisan Brewery


Noble Sandwich Co. with Brouwerij De Ranke


Salt & Time with Stillwater Artisanal, and


Salty Sow with Lewis Wines


Again, we’re really excited to be able to host a special event like this where some of the very best restaurants in central Texas get to team-up with some of our favorite breweries, wineries, and cideries.


In an effort to create a relaxed, laid back environment to enjoy the unique event, guests are free to revisit the various pairings multiple times while supplies last. Unlike last year where guests were limited to trying each pairing only once, there will be no check cards this time around! Guests can enjoy walking the grounds around Jester King from tent to tent enjoying the various pairings as they please and revisiting their favorites.


Tickets to the event are $85 and can be purchased HERE . Only 300 tickets are available.


We hope you’ll join us on the 29th for this one of kind event that celebrates the exciting connections between artisan food and drinks!


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2015 Zwanze Day Update

13 October 2015



Here’s an update on 2015 Zwanze Day at Jester King. We’re still waiting on Cantillon licensing in Texas, and unfortunately it doesn’t appear it will happen in time to have Zwanze Day this month. We’re anticipating it will be in November, and will announce a date as soon as we can.


For those who didn’t see our prior announcement about 2015 Zwanze Day at Jester King, you can read it here:


http://jesterkingbrewery.com/on-gueuzes-and-zwanze


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