We're pleased to introduce Jester King Soul Conduit -- a table beer aged in gin barrels and refermented with dried makrut limes and thyme!
Soul Conduit began when our Head Brewer Averie Swanson decided to put our Le Petit Prince Farmhouse Table Beer into the Old Tom gin barrels that previously held Jester King Viking Metal. Averie writes, "I originally wanted to put Le Petit Prince into the gin barrels that were emptied for last year's Viking Metal, hoping the beer would pick up a bit of the smoke character left in the barrel, as a bit of an homage to Schlenkerla Helles." As the beer matured, Averie observed that not only did the beer pickup smokiness, but botanical character as well. "Over time the beer picked up not just the smoke but also quite a bit of the gin botanicals and has an awesome smokey fullness, juniper gin notes and a crazy tonic-like bitterness. Thus, the G&Teeter was born!"
Soul Conduit was brewed for the 7th annual Brews for New Avenues in Portland Oregon. Brews for New Avenues benefits New Avenues for Youth’s programs and services for youth experiencing or at-risk of homelessness.
Soul Conduit is 3.8% alcohol by volume and was bottled in June of 2018. The dried makrut limes came from River's End Nursery in Los Fresnos, TX. It will be released at our tasting room at 4pm on Friday, August 24th, and will be available by the glass and in bottles to go. We have about 2,300 bottles available (750ml/$13). There's no bottle limit. We are not certain at this point if Soul Conduit will see distribution beyond our tasting room, aside from special events.