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Announcing 2020 SPON Week at Jester King

SPON Day is traditionally when we release our annual three year blend of spontaneously fermented beer, feature some of our favorite spontaneously fermented beers and wines, and celebrate the holiday season. As our service model at Jester King Brewery & Kitchen has changed significantly this year to ensure a safe and positive experience for our guests, we are expanding to five days of SPON!

The 2020 SPON Three Year Blend will be released on Wednesday, December 9, 2020, and will be available while supplies last by the glass onsite and in bottles to take home.

The 2020 SPON Three Year Blend is our fifth "vintage", and is a blend of 100% spontaneously fermented beer from 2019, 2018, and 2017. We've been pursuing spontaneous fermentation at Jester King since February of 2013, and we're excited to begin our ninth winter of spontaneous fermentation soon.

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2020 SPON Week Cellar Release

The cellar release list for SPON Week 2020 represents eight years of brewing, blending, patience, and spontaneous fermentation!

BY THE GLASS (beginning Wednesday, December 9; onsite only)

  • 2019 SPON Three Year Blend
  • 2018 SPON Three Year Blend
  • 2017 SPON Three Year Blend

We will also be offering some special cellar releases on our rotating tap for onsite consumption, starting out with our 2018 Wanderflora, followed by 2018 Elements of Composition and then the 2020 SPON Petit Verdot & Plum. Follow our social media stories on Instagram and Facebook for our rotating tap daily update.

BOTTLES TO GO (beginning Wednesday, December 9; onsite purchase only)

We are releasing a limited number of our beloved SPON fruit varietals from various years, including:

  • 2016 SPON Flor (90 bottles total)
  • 2016 SPON Peach Apricot (24)
  • 2016 SPON Raspberry Cherry (48)
  • 2016 SPON Blanc du Bois and Albarino (48)
  • 2017 SPON Peach and Apricot (20)
  • 2017 SPON Blueberry and Pitaya (66)
  • 2017 SPON Raspberry Cherry (30)
  • 2017 SPON Syrah and Sangiovese (42)
  • 2017 SPON Muscat (42)
  • 2018 SPON Plum and Nectarine (24)
  • 2019 SPON Estate Honey (60)

All varietals on the above list are $31 each for a 375ml bottle. We also will be selling the 2019 SPON Three Year Blend (375ml) for $25 each (48 bottles total), and our 2017 SPON Three Year Blend in 750ml bottles for $45 each (60 bottles total).

Cellar Purchase Restrictions:

  • Three bottles maximum for each varietal
  • One case of cellar release beer per person per day
  • No discounts
  • Onsite only; No online or call-ahead ordering at this time

Our 2020 SPON Petit Verdot & Plum, 2020 SPON Muscat, and SPON Grapefruit are also available for sale -- no bottle limit and does not count towards your cellar case purchase.

While you do not need a reservation to purchase from our Bottles to go, a reservation is required for onsite dining. Please review our arrival and onsite guidelines at https://jesterkingbrewery.com/reservations. Be sure to wear your facemask and physically distance from staff and other guests.

Reservations can fill up in advance, so please make sure to reserve a table if you would like to stay and enjoy our beautiful setting in the Texas Hill Country! We're open Wednesday to Sunday: https://www.exploretock.com/jesterkingbrewery.

Stay tuned for details and tasting notes on our 2020 SPON Three Year Blend, as well as other exciting new beer and food offerings at Jester King. Follow our Instagram and Facebook social media pages for updates!

Graphic Artwork: Joshua Cockrell

Photo Credit: Granger Coats

Spontaneous Fermentation at Jester King Brewery

Jester King founder Jeffrey Stuffings talks about the process and philosophy behind spontaneous fermentation at Jester King Brewery in this short film by Joe Salinas.