We're excited to announce the release of Atrial Rubicite Batch 12 this Friday, July 15th! Atrial Rubicite is our barrel-aged wild ale re-fermented with raspberries. Originally released in 2013, it's our first-ever fruit beer.
When Atrial Rubicite was first released nine years ago, we wrote, "We love taking fruit that is highly aromatic and flavorful and fermenting it to dryness, so that the beer is imbued with the rich character of the fruit but is devoid of sweetness." That description still fits Atrial Rubicite to a T. Part of the magic of wild fermentation is that the fruit's explosive aromatics and deep flavor are preserved, but the sugar and sweetness are all gone. This is how we like to make fruit beer, and it has been our focus for nearly a decade.
The process behind Atrial Rubicite is simple but patient. We brew with well water, Texas-grown malted grains, and a blend of fresh and aged hops, then ferment with our mixed culture of brewers yeast and native yeast. We barrel-age for about a year, re-ferment with about seven pounds per gallon of raspberries from Washington, and then naturally condition.
We're also proud that Atrial Rubicite recently won gold in the Belgian-Style Fruit Beer category at the World Beer Cup. Atrial Rubicite also won bronze at the 2013 Great American Beer Festival.
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The past few years, Atrial Rubicite has been an online release. This is contrary to most of its history. In the spirit of bringing the release back to its roots, Atrial Rubicite Batch 12 will go on sale at Jester King on Friday, July 15th at 12pm CST, EXCLUSIVELY IN-PERSON AT JESTER KING.
What's left (if any) of the bottles will be available for sale online starting at 8am CST on Saturday, July 16th here: https://www.toasttab.com/jesterkingbrewery/v3. Bottle pickup starts at 11am CST the same day. Beer shipping is illegal for Texas breweries, so in-person pickup only. Proxies welcome (please designate when ordering). We'll keep you posted on the remaining bottle counts after Friday via our social media.
This year we only have 4,000 bottles available! On top of that, we've decided to bring back the old 500 mL "genie" bottles. 500mL bottles are $25 and the bottle limit is six bottles per person.
We also have Atrial Rubicite available on draft and in crowlers at Jester King, and we don't anticipate running of draft or crowlers during the release weekend.
Lastly, we have 1.5L Atrial Rubicite Magnums this year! We have 285 available ($95) with a bottle limit of one per person. Any remaining magnums that don't sell out on site will also go on sale online starting at 8am CST Saturday, July 16.
We hope to see you in person this Friday for the 2022 Atrial Rubicite release! There are lots of cool events and great food surrounding the release, so please check that out on our social media.