Our first SPON release this year is a dual one — 2021 SPON Touriga Nacional and 2021 SPON Chenin Blanc!
Both beers are two-year-old blends of spontaneously fermented beer re-fermented with Central Coast grapes. 2021 SPON Touriga Nacional is 10.4% abv and is very juicy and fruit forward. The mature SPON serves as a nice backdrop to the 2021 fruit, which is still presenting fruity and vibrant. 2021 SPON Chenin Blanc is 8.1% abv and is quite mineral forward. The Gueuze-like character of the base SPON base beer melds wonderfully with the minerality in our opinion.
Thank you to Andrew Jones of Field Recordings Winery in Paso Robles, California for helping us procure some outstanding grapes for these two SPON projects.
Head to the brewery to get a glass or purchase bottles to go (750ml/$36) onsite in the Jester King shop. Also available to-go at the link: https://bit.ly/3trLmoZ. We have about 500 bottles of Touriga & 350 bottles of Chenin Blanc available. 11 bottle limit per person. Shipping/delivery illegal in Texas.
Artwork by Joshua Cockrell. Photo by Jessica Attie.