Today at Noon Central we're releasing Cerveza de Tempranillo Blend 4! Cerveza de Tempranillo is barrel-aged wild ale refermented with Tempranillo grapes from the 2020 harvest!
We received the Tempranillo grapes back in August during the heart of the Texas summer. Tempranillo grapes are primarily grown in Spain and Portugal. They're a black grape with thicker skins that can thrive in warmer climates with less precipitation. We've become fans over the years of Tempranillos rich color and flavor. They're one of our favorite grapes to work with.
The Tempranillo grape for our blend 4 were growing in Sulphur Bluff, Texas about 100 miles east of Dallas. We crushed and destemmed the grapes, placed them in a stainless steel fermenter, then added mature, barrel-aged wild beer from our cellar. The ratio of fruit to beer was quite high as is usually the case for our fruit refermentations. We'd estimate the fruit to beer ratios is around 9 pounds per gallon. We then let the grapes and beer ferment to total dryness. The blend was then naturally conditioned through 100% bottle refermentation. No preservatives or additives. Unfiltered and unpasteurized. A true representation of Hill Country wild beer and native Tempranillo grapes, transformed through the "magic" of wild fermentation. 10.5% alcohol by volume.
Cerveza de Tempranillo Blend 4 is now exclusively available at Jester King. Here's the link to order: https://www.toasttab.com/jesterkingbrewery/v3. We have about 650 bottles available (750ml/$35). There's no bottle limit. Proxies welcome (please designate). Texas law prohibits us from shipping or delivering beer.
Please make a reservation to enjoy food and drink with family and friends at our beautiful Hill Country ranch outside of Austin! https://www.exploretock.com/jesterkingbrewery/. We hope you enjoy blend 4!