We're happy to announce the return of Modern Science, our foudre-fermented farmhouse ale brewed with aged hop plasma and re-fermented with Texas Hill Country peaches! It's our collaboration with New Image Brewing Company in Arvada, Colorado.
Our friends at New Image bring the science surrounding hops to a new level. They've experimented with isolating hop terpenes and plasma through supercritical CO2 extraction. We thought it would be interesting to combine something as old-world as aged hops with something as new-school as supercritical CO2 extraction. We added the aged hop plasma hot-side during the whirlpool, then fermented in an oak foudre with our mixed culture of brewers yeast and native yeast and bacteria. After a few months of maturation in oak, we re-fermented the beer with freshly-picked Texas Hill Country peaches. As always, we hand-processed the peaches in house at Jester King. As we've proudly exclaimed over the years, Hill Country peaches are some of the best we've ever encountered, and we're grateful to get to use them. We're especially grateful since this year's peach harvest in the Hill Country has been smaller than normal.
Special thanks to Brandon Capps and Gavin Estes at New Image for opening up the process and science behind hop supercritical CO2 extraction to us, plus being really swell people who inspire us!
Available today at 2pm onsite and for curbside pickup here: https://bit.ly/3PjGQ4O. 50 cases available. 16oz. four-pack cans = $18. Proxies welcome. Shipping & delivery illegal in Texas.
Artwork by Joshua Cockrell. Photo by Regan Vaca.