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Texas Brewers Are Using Native Yeasts to Create Some Truly Wild Beers

June 6, 2022

(By Laurel Miller, Texas Monthly | June 6, 2022) – San Antonio’s Community Cultures Yeast Lab—the only one of its kind in the southern U.S.—collects indigenous strains for craft breweries. Read more

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The Best Breweries in Austin

April 18, 2022

(By Holly Cowart, Tribeza | April 18, 2022) – Here are some of our favorite breweries around the city specializing in craveable brews and high-quality vibes that will undoubtedly make you a regular. Read more

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Where to Eat, Stay, and Play in Texas Hill Country

April 15, 2022

(By Matt Kirouac, Condé Nast Traveler | April 15, 2022) – Come for the blooming wildflowers and wine tasting, stay for the barbecue spots that are nearly as old as Texas. Read more

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Jester King, one of best breweries in Texas, now making wine and cider

July 28, 2021

(By Matthew Odam, Austin 360 | July 28, 2021) – Jester King Brewery co-founder Jeffrey Stuffings uncorks a bottle of wine in the open-air, barn-like structure at his pastoral operation southwest of Austin and relays a cliché he says has long bubbled in the beverage community: “Brewers wanna be winemakers, and winemakers wanna be brewers.” Read more

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Solar-Powered Suds

April 23, 2021

(By Lina Fisher, The Austin Chronicle | April 23, 2021) – Texas breweries reducing beer’s carbon footprint. Read more

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Brewery farmer combats cedar with goats, and they drink the beer, too

March 2, 2021

(By Eric Henrikson, KXAN News | March 2, 2021) – For many Central Texans, cedar is a dirty word. The coniferous plant, actually Ashe Juniper, grows rampant across the region. In the winter, it releases massive amounts of fine pollen into the air, driving allergy sufferers crazy. Because the plant grows so easily in Central Texas, removing it seems impossible. Read more

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As Travel Resumes, Wineries, Cooking Schools and Others Get Creative

June 16, 2020

(By Lauren Sloss, New York Times | June 16, 2020) – Distilleries, cooking schools, wineries and food halls from California to South Minneapolis are adjusting to social distancing and hygiene in a new era of travel. Read more

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This Texas Brewery Is Reopening as a Beer-Friendly Park

June 10, 2020

(By Mike Pomranz, Food & Wine | June 3, 2020) – Guests at Austin's Jester King Brewery will have access to 165 acres of picnic grounds and hiking trails. Read more

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Top 20 Austin Breweries of 2020

November 11, 2020

(By Eric Puga, The Austin Chronicle | November 11, 2020) – It's time for our annual Central Texas Brewery Power Rankings. Read more

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Here are 5 significant Austin breweries to come out of the last decade

January 2, 2020

(By Arianna Auber, Austin 360 | January 2, 2020) – One thing you can say with certainty about the 2010s — that they delivered a bona fide brewery boom from coast to coast. Breweries proliferated all over the country and especially in Austin, where there are more breweries within city limits than any other city in Texas. Read more

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No Need To Fear Light Strike In Beer

May 5, 2016

(By Justin Grant, Tampa Bay Times | May 5, 2016) For years, Bob Sylvester of Saint Somewhere Brewing Co. has produced unique, farmhouse-style ales at his Tarpon Springs brewery, inspired by the rustic beers of the Belgian countryside — right down to the green bottles they're generally packaged in. Read more

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CNBC's Battle Of The Beer Labels: Underdogs To Watch

March 15, 2016

(By Tom Rotunno, CNBC | March 15, 2016) – CNBC's Battle of the Beer Labels is back. Read more

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Jester King Aurelian Lure Review

February 5, 2016

(By Billy Steele, Paste Magazine | February 5, 2016) For fans of sours, farmhouse ales and other funky styles, Jester King is a name that probably comes up often. Read more

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Jester King Buys Surrounding Land

January 8, 2016

(By Brandon Watson, The Austin Chronicle | January 8, 2016) – Brewer to start working farm. Read more

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Jester King Brewery Plans On Creating A Farm Wonderland

January 6, 2016

(By Nadia Chaudhury, Eater Austin | January 6, 2016) – With a restaurant in the works. Read more

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The American Brewers Redefining Farmhouse Ale

October 29, 2015

(By Aaron Goldfarb, Punch | October 29, 2015) – Farmhouse ales, long the domain of Belgium and France, have been co-opted and riffed on by American brewers. Aaron Goldfarb on the ten breweries—on and off the farm—who are redefining the style. Read more

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What’s the Brew-Haha?

September 17, 2015

(By Jordan Breal and Aaron Chamberlain, Texas Monthly | September 17, 2015) – These eight breweries—as scenic as they are savory—are creating quite the buzz. Read more

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King Of Hop

September 17, 2015

(Aaron Chamberlain, Texas Monthly | September 17, 2015) – The founder of Austin’s maverick Jester King Brewery talks about his big new project. Read more

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Six Memorable Beers From The Firestone Walker Invitational Beer Festival

(By John Verive, Paste | June 6, 2014) – On May 31st, 50 breweries from around the globe, nearly 3000 thirsty craft beer fans, and dozens of beer media and industry insiders took over the California Mid State Fairgrounds in Paso Robles for what’s become one of the world’s premier beer festivals. Read more

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All Hail the Jester

(By Anna Toon, The Austin Chronicle | May 2, 2014) – The jester is nobody's fool. Often dismissed as dim-witted and simple, the jester carries compelling historical and literary significance. Just ask King Lear. Existing beyond societal norms and confines, the jester has the unique ability to criticize established power structures with little rebuke. It's all in good fun, after all. Indeed, craft brewers who are more playful, artful, and creative are often said to collectively wear the beermaking crown. In the case of Jester King Brewery, the idea is to assume the crown. All hail the jester. Read more

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Beer in Bloom: A bounty of New Local Microbreweries

(By Lee Nichols, Austin Chronicle | June 18, 2010) - It's a beautiful Hill Country April day just west of Oak Hill – the perfect time of year to cruise a little country road. Bluebonnets are popping up everywhere. It's a time and place that makes any native Texan giddy, and I am.

On this particular journey, the drive makes me even more delirious than usual – at the end of it, delicious beer awaits. The occasion is the groundbreaking for Jester King Craft Brewery, an aspiring entrant into Austin's small microbrewing industry. Read more

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