分 桃 (Fēn Táo) batch 9 is now available!
First released in 2014, Fēn Táo is our barrel-aged wild ale re-fermented with fresh Hill Country peaches. We love the juicy, highly aromatic character of the peaches from the Texas Hill Country. They're one of our favorite fruits to ferment, and we love showing off the Hill Country terroir. Peaches are June Gold and Texas Royal from Vogel Orchard in Fredericksburg, TX.
We process the peaches by hand by removing the pits and macerating the flesh. They go into an oak foudre and are blended with mature, barrel-aged wild beer. We let the wild yeast in the beer and on the skin of the peaches ferment the blend to complete dryness with virtually no residual sugar. We then naturally re-ferment with beer through bottle/keg conditioning.
The result is a highly aromatic beer that shows off the sweet aroma and tangy taste of Texas Hill Country peaches. We see it as one of the most original and terroir-driven beers we make with well water, Texas grain, native yeast, and peaches from down the road from Jester King.
Available today onsite and at the link: https://bit.ly/3VylO70. We have about 675 bottles available. 11 bottle limit per person. Shipping/delivery illegal in Texas.
Artwork by Joshua Cockrell. Photo by Regan Vaca.