Jester King Craft Brewery

Fantôme Del Rey

Today when our tasting room opens, we’re excited to announce the Texas release of Fantôme Del Rey! The Texas version of Fantôme Del Rey was brewed and blended at Jester King, and follows up on the first beer brewed at Fantôme in 2014 with the legendary Dany Prignon. Brasserie Fantôme is one of our biggest inspirations, especially for our head brewer Garrett Crowell.

The Texas version of Fantôme Del Rey is a bière de coupage where old, barrel-aged beer is blended with young beer. The older component of the blend was brewed at Jester King in August of 2014 with malted barley, dark candi syrup, ground coriander, and black peppercorns. It was initially fermented in stainless steel with truffle honey, and then racked to oak for extended maturation. We brewed the younger version in November of 2015, and blended the old with the young. The blend was then 100% naturally refermented in bottles, kegs, and casks. At the time of packaging, Fantôme Del Rey was 8.8% alcohol by volume, 1.002 specific gravity, 19 IBU, and 3.6 pH.

Fantôme Del Rey will be released when our tasting room opens at 4pm on Friday, May 6th. It will be available by the glass, as well as to go in 750ml bottles ($14/bottle, no bottle limit). About 9,000 bottles are available, and we anticipate that some Fantôme Del Rey bottles will see distribution in Texas by our friends at Flood Distribution.