Today we're proud to release our 2020 batch of 分 桃 (Fēn Táo) -- our barrel aged wild ale refermented with Texas Hill Country peaches!
For this year's batch (No. 7), the peaches once again came from Vogel Orchard in Fredericksburg, Texas. June Gold and Regal made up the majority of the peaches, along with Carored. We're pretty proud of the quality of the fruit we get from the Hill Country, and we're happy to have done the fruit justice in our opinion for 2020 分 桃 (Fēn Táo). Our process is quite simple as always. We take mature barrel aged beer and add the peaches, which we process in-house by hand. Processing involves removing the pit and gently crushing the meat of the fruit. The skins go into the fermentation too, both for their microflora and flavor contribution. We then let the fruit re-ferment in the beer total dryness to before naturally conditioning.
Our 2020 batch is 5.5% ABV and was packaged in kegs and 500ml bottles ($20) in July. It is now available for curbside pickup and to enjoy onsite at Jester King. For curbside pickup, please order here (https://www.toasttab.com/jesterkingbrewery/v3) and schedule a time for pickup 7 days a week from 12-8pm. Pickups may be scheduled two weeks in advance. Proxies welcome (please designate). We have 2,052 bottles with a bottle limit of six per person per day.
Also, please make a reservation to visit our new picnic and park grounds setup at Jester King, open Wednesday to Sunday each week (https://www.exploretock.com/jesterkingbrewery), and enjoy great food, drink, and (socially distanced) community in the beautiful Texas Hill Country!
We hope you enjoy 2020 分 桃 (Fēn Táo)!
Art by Joshua Cockrell
Photo by Granger Coats