2022 SPON Day & Holiday Market

We’re excited to celebrate SPON Day this year! Join us on SATURDAY, DECEMBER 10, 2022 FROM 11AM-9PM CT as we release our annual three year blend of spontaneously fermented beer, feature some of our favorite spontaneously fermented beers and wines, and celebrate the season with a holiday market featuring local vendors, delicious food from Jester King Kitchen, private tours & tastings, live music, holiday goat photos, and more!

2022 SPON Three Year Blend will be released on Saturday, December 10, 2022, and will be available while supplies last by the glass onsite and in bottles to go. The 2022 SPON Three Year Blend is our seventh "vintage." We've been pursuing spontaneous fermentation at Jester King since February of 2013, and we're excited to begin our 11th winter of spontaneous fermentation soon.

Our 2022 SPON release will be available for purchase online for pickup on Arryved starting December 11, 2022 at 11am CT.

Keep scrolling to see all the events we'll have on SPON Day! This event is free and open to the public. Walk-ins only, no reservations. Please review our onsite guidelines and FAQs here. If you have any questions, please email us at Follow us on Instagram and Facebook for the latest updates.


2022 SPON Three Year Blend

We're pleased to announce the release of 2022 SPON Three Year Blend tomorrow, 12/10 starting at 11am CT (onsite only)!

2022 SPON Three Year Blend is a blend of 100% spontaneously fermented beer from our 2021, 2020, and 2019 coolship seasons. Taking inspiration from authentic Belgian Gueuze, our aim is to follow a time-honored, classical method developed overseas, but with our own well water, Texas grain, aged hops, and native yeast to make a beer inextricably linked to a time, place, and people.

2022 SPON Three Year Blend was brewed with Trinity Aquifer well water, Texas malted barley and raw wheat, aged hops from our barn, and native yeast from the land and air around our brewery. It's component parts were aged at Jester King in oak puncheon barrels from one to three years. After blending, it was naturally conditioned through re-fermentation in bottles and kegs.

2022 SPON Three Year Blend is our 7th blend following the original release of 2016 SPON Méthode Gueuze. The coming winter of 2022-23 marks our 11th coolship season. We began in 2013 with a curiosity and desire to see if spontaneous fermentation would be possible in Texas. We were pleased to learn that it was and that our own agriculture and microclimate would naturally produce a beer unique to a time, place, and people.

SPON Three Year Blend will be available by the glass and in bottles to go (750ml/$36 & 375ml/$20) onsite at Jester King on Saturday, 12/10 starting at 11am CT. Also available online for pickup starting Sunday, 12/11 at 11am CT at the link: We have about 570 bottles of 750ml (11 bottle limit) & 1,190 bottles of 375ml (22 bottle limit). Shipping/delivery illegal in Texas. Proxies welcome.

Art by Joshua Cockrell. Photo by Regan Vaca.


Golden Ticket Scavenger Hunt

8 lucky SPON enthusiasts will have the chance to join the Jester King brew team for an evening of SPON fermentation (with a +1).

8 golden tickets will be hidden around the Pole Barn on SPON Day, December 10th starting at 11am. If you find a ticket, head to the host stand to learn how to sign up for your prize.

Winners will get a 48-72 hour notice for 6 different date options (can only attend one). You'll get to gather around the coolship and see (and smell!) how we start the process of making our spontaneously fermented beer. We'll also open a few bottles from our cellar to enjoy during the fermentation.

Holiday goat photos

Holiday Goat Photos

Holiday goat photos will be taking place between 12-3pm on SPON Day! Head to the Goat Barn between 12-3pm to get a holiday photo with our herd of Nigerian Dwarf goats. We’re encouraging a $10 donation to Helping Hand Home – a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing a nurturing and therapeutic home for children and restoring each child to a healthy family setting – before you get your picture taken. You'll be able to retrieve your photos online starting December 13th.


Kids Cookie Decorating Class

Join us for an afternoon decorating holiday cookies on our brewery patio on SPON Day! Each ticket includes a personal cookie decorating kit* and our staff will be on hand to help.

*Each kit comes with 5 cut & baked sugar cookies, and we'll have plenty of frosting and sprinkles to create cookie masterpieces!

December 10th at 1pm PT. This class is perfect for families with younger children around ages 5-13 years.

Jeffrey Stuffings

SPON Day Founder's Tour

Join the founder of Jester King Brewery, Jeffrey Stuffings, on a tour of our brewery & barrel room. Learn about our beer making process, get a look at our coolship, learn about the history of Jester King, and of course, get all of your burning questions about our spontaneous brewing answered. One glass of this year's release of SPON Three Year Blend is included with ticket purchase.

December 10th at 1pm CT. This event is limited to 21 years and over.


SPON Private Tasting With Jeffrey Stuffing

Jester King co-founder, Jeffrey Stuffings, is hosting a special SPON tasting in our barrel room alongside our coolship on SPON Day, 12/10 at 4pm & 6pm! Join him for a private tasting of spontaneously fermented beers from Jester King's past and present. An intimate event that revels in beer appreciation and camaraderie, only 10 tickets will be available for purchase.

Beers we will be tasting:

  • SPON 2016 Three Year Blend
  • SPON Touriga Nacional
  • SPON Shiso & Fuyu Persimmon
  • SPON Prickly Pear
  • SPON Raspberry & Cherry
  • Viridium

This event is reserved for those 21+. Coolship will not be in use during the tasting.

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The cellar release list for this year’s SPON Day represents ten years of brewing, blending, patience, and spontaneous fermentation.


  • Menus of what we'll be pouring at each bar will be hanging up around the property. Take a picture of the menu to keep with you on your phone!

  • Special bottle pours at Brewery Bar.


We are releasing a limited number of our beloved SPON fruit varietals from various years. These can be purchased in the Jester King Shop.


  • Three bottles maximum for each varietal

  • 11 bottles of cellar release beer per person per day

  • No discounts

  • Onsite only; No online or call-ahead ordering at this time

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Austin Flea Holiday Market

Shop for holiday gifts from local artists and vendors in the Pasture at our annual SPON Day Holiday Market! Vendors will selling goods from 11am-5pm.

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Live Music

Enjoy live music in the Pole Barn while sipping on your Jester King SPON! See our lineup below:

  • 12-3pm – Bluegrass
  • 6-8pm – Moving Blues

Pictured: Raccoon Brothers.