Today at 3pm CST we're excited to release 2020 SPON Three Year Blend!
SPON Three Year Blend is 100% spontaneously fermented beer inspired by authentic Belgian Gueuze. It's a blend of three different "vintages" of beer -- in this case beer from 2019, 2018, and 2017 coolship seasons. 2020 is our 5th three year blend following our 2016 to 2019 releases.
To create SPON, we combine unfiltered well water from the Trinity Aquifer and Texas-grown malted barley and raw wheat in a turbid mash. We boil the wort for four hours with aged hops from the attic of our barn. We then chill the wort overnight in our coolship to collect native yeast from the air. The next morning we fill oak barrels and allow the beer to spontaneously ferment without pitching any yeast. After one to three years of maturation, we finally create our three-year blend and naturally condition it through fermentation in bottles and kegs. We follow a very traditional recipe and process, but ultimately create a beer uniquely tied to the terroir of the Texas Hill Country.
2020 SPON Three Year Blend will be available by the glass and in bottles to go at Jester King starting today (Dec. 9th) at 3pm CST! It's part of our SPON Week celebration featuring special selections of vintage Jester King SPON. Please order online for pickup (https://www.toasttab.com/jesterkingbrewery/v3) or make a reservation to visit us (https://www.exploretock.com/jesterkingbrewery).
We have 676 bottles of 750ml SPON Three Year Blend ($36) and 1,657 bottles of 375ml SPON Three Year Blend ($20). There's no bottle limit. Proxies welcome (please designate when ordering). 2020 SPON Three Year Blend will only be available at Jester King, and unfortunately, Texas law will not let us ship or deliver.
We hope you enjoy our 2020 SPON Three Year Blend!
Art by Joshua Cockrell
Photos by Granger Coats