Tomorrow we're releasing a re-brew of Enigmatic Taxa, our 2017 collaboration with Perennial Artisan Ales in St. Louis, Missouri! Enigmatic Taxa is a hoppy farmhouse ale with grapefruit juice and zest added to the coolship. A portion of the grapefruits is from our friends down the road at Revolution Spirits.
The base beer is inspired by Belgian Hommel Bier. We brewed a 13 Plato wort with Llano, Texas Pilsner malt, Biscuit, Carafoam, and a touch of Abbey Malt. We kettle hopped with Columbus, Loral, Ekuanot, and aged hops. We racked the wort to our coolship for overnight chilling and added fresh grapefruit zest and juice that we hand-processed. The next morning we racked the wort to stainless steel for mixed culture fermentation with our blend of brewers yeast and native yeast from our land. After primary fermentation, we dry-hopped with Cascade, Belma, Mosaic, and X17 from The Oregon Hophouse. Unfiltered, unpasteurized, and naturally conditioned. 7.0% abv.
Thank you very much to Phil Wymore and Emily Wymore of Perennial Artisan Ales for the years of friendship and collaboration!
Head to the brewery tomorrow from 2-9pm to get a glass or purchase bottles to go (750ml/$16). Also available for pickup tomorrow at the link: https://www.toasttab.com/jesterkingbrewery/v3. We have about 1,500 bottles available. 11 bottle limit per person. Shipping/delivery illegal in Texas.
Artwork by Joshua Cockrell. Photo by Regan Vaca.