Brewery, Kitchen, Farm & Event Hall in the Beautiful Texas Hill Country
Jester King is a brewery, kitchen, farm & event hall on a beautiful 165 acre ranch in the Texas Hill Country. We make food & drink uniquely tied to a time, place & people. We're a welcoming place for people of all ages to enjoy community, fun & hospitality in a very special setting.
Today at Noon Central we're releasing Cerveza de Tempranillo Blend 4! Cerveza de Tempranillo is barrel-aged wild ale refermented with Tempranillo grapes from the 2020 harvest!
We received the Tempranillo grapes back in August during the heart of the Texas summer. Tempranillo grapes are primarily grown in Spain and Portugal. They're a black grape with thicker skins that can thrive in warmer climates with less precipitation. We've become fans over the years of Tempranillos rich color and flavor. They're one of our favorite grapes to work with.
The Tempranillo grape for our blend 4 were growing in Sulphur Bluff, Texas about 100 miles east of Dallas. We crushed and destemmed the grapes, placed them in a stainless steel fermenter, then added mature, barrel-aged wild beer from our cellar. The ratio of fruit to beer was quite high as is usually the case for our fruit refermentations. We'd estimate the fruit to beer ratios is around 9 pounds per gallon. We then let the grapes and beer ferment to total dryness. The blend was then naturally conditioned through 100% bottle...more
Today at Noon central we're releasing I Voted Today DDH American Pale Ale! Our I Voted Today beer is part of a nationwide voter awareness initiative led by Tired Hands Brewing Company in Ardmore, Pennsylvania. A portion of the proceeds from Jester King I Voted Today will go to Jolt Initiative, a non-partisan, non-profit, statewide organization in Texas working to increase the civic participation of Latinos to build a stronger democracy and ensure that everyone’s voice is heard.
I Voted Today was brewed with Blacklands Malt Silver Star Two Row, Malted Oats from Texmalt, Centennial, Amarillo, and Simcoe. It was double dry-hopped with more Centennial, Amarillo, and Simcoe, as well as Centennial and Simcoe Cryo. We get classic dank, piney, citrusy APA character with a firm, rounded bitterness. 5.9% ABV and canned on October 2nd, 2020.
I Voted Today will be released at Jester King on Monday, October 5th, 2020 at Noon CST. We have about 200 cases....more
Last week we were quite pleased to release the results of our recent experiments with co-fermentation of fresh fruit and unfermented beer in our journey to create wine one day at Jester King. Unfortunately the sales of our Farmhouse Ale Co-Fermented with Texas Hill Country Peaches limited release did not go as planned. We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience, especially for those of you who traveled from long distances only to be told your order could not be fulfilled.
We want to let you know what occurred, along with what immediate and long term actions we are taking to resolve and ensure that this issue does not occur again. We believe that having open and transparent communication with our guests and customers is paramount. As a company that values honesty and teamwork, this has not been our finest hour.
The number of bottles of Peach Co-fermentation that were packaged was far less than the final amount communicated to our Front of House team....more
We're pleased to release Nocturn Chrysalis Batch 7! Nocturn Chrysalis is our barrel-aged wild ale refermented with six pounds per gallon of Marion Blackberries!
We blended mature beer aged in oak barrels with native yeast, added the blackberries, then let the fruit referment to total dryness. We then naturally conditioned the beer through refermentation in bottles and kegs.
We're quite happy with how our 7th batch of Nocturn Chrysalis turned out. It's very fruit-forward, wine-like, well-integrated, and drinkable. We think it will be greatly enjoyed!
Nocturn Chrysalis Batch 7 is now available to go at Jester King 7 days a week from 12-8pm. Here's the link to order: https://www.toasttab.com/jesterkingbrewery/v3. We have about 1,500 bottles (750ml/$35) with a bottle limit of 6 per guest per day. Proxies welcome (please designate). We don't foresee Nocturn Chrysalis Batch 7 being distributed.
Please make a reservation to visit our brewery, kitchen, and farm in the beautiful Texas Hill Country!...more
Today at 12pm CDT we're releasing our first spontaneous fruit beer of 2020 -- SPON Petit Verdot & Plum!
We created a blend of 100% spontaneous beer from two-year-old and three-year-old barrel stock. We then hand-processed several hundred pounds of plums grown in the Texas Hill Country and added them to the blend. The plums had a nice depth of flavor and a bright acidity. On top of that we added Petit Verdot grape must from Washington to the blend as well. We then let the beer and fruit combination referment to total dryness. Unfiltered, unpasteurized and 100% naturally conditioned. 5.4% ABV.
We have 1300 bottles available (375ml/$25) with a three bottle limit. (All greater quantities will be refunded).
You may order online today for curbside pickup through this link: https://www.toasttab.com/jesterkingbrewery/v3.
Proxies are permitted -- just select the proxy item during your order, and be sure that your proxy is over 21 years of age and brings a matching government issue ID for pickup.
To pick up during your next onsite visit our beautiful...more
We're excited to introduce Jester King Deinos Kynos -- DDH Double IPA fermented with Kveik yeast!
Brewed with Blacklands Silver Star Two Row, malted oats from TexMalt, flaked oats, and flaked and raw wheat. Fermentation hopped with Citra and Amarillo. Dry-hopped with Australian Vic Secret and Idaho 7 cryo at 4.5#/bbl. Fermented with Hornindal Kveik from Community Cultures. 9.5% ABV. Packaged on 9/4/20.
Available for curbside pickup (https://www.toasttab.com/jesterkingbrewery/v3) and at the brewery by reservation (https://www.toasttab.com/jesterkingbrewery/v3). Four pack 16oz. cans are $18. Proxies welcome (please designate). Only available at Jester King.
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