165 acres of land in the Texas Hill Country
Nestled on 165 acres in the Texas Hill Country, Jester King Brewery & Kitchen is dedicated to conservation, sustainability, and stewardship of our land. Several acres are allocated to our working farm, with progress being made towards food crops that can be used in our kitchen as well as beer production.
Jester King was born on the idea of creating a union of time, place, and people. To achieve this on our farm, we broke ground to grow as many ingredients for our restaurant and brewery while maintaining stewardship of our land. Our goal is to find a balance in yielding from the land while returning needed nutrients back to the soil so that we may always exist in symbiosis with the land. Techniques such as implementation of native grasses to trap and hold water into our aquifers, holistic grazing of animals for natural fertilization, avoiding the use of pesticides in favor of promoting biodiverse systems which regulate themselves.
Foraging browser, remediator of land, great horned beast--the goat. Reputed as ornery creatures, these animals exhibit only kindness when shown respect. Though smallest of all dairy goats, this West African breed can endure the Summer heat. Their milk is highest in butterfat composition, producing the sweetest milk, and softest soap. The herd is a matriarchy, the current ruling Queen is Luna… long may she reign.
In order to share the 165 acres of land at Jester King, we have begun building a trail network that will web itself throughout our scrawling lands of untouched wilderness. So far we have achieved a half mile loop which circles our initial farm installation. From this path, you may see our vineyard, inaugural berm, meet the goats, and look off into the future of our ranch. Open at all times business is! Grab a beer and take a walk.
Established at the end of 2018, close to 100 fruit trees were planted on half an acre of the property. Focusing on what will grow in the Texas Hill Country, we have planted medlar, paw paw, fig, Asian persimmon, pomegranate, plum, apricot, and pluot. A wild design has been implemented, allowing biodiversity to reign in the orchard and giving everything a shot to see what can sustain itself. What does flourish will be used in our kitchen and our brewery.