We're excited to introduce Jester King Moderne Dansk -- our wild ale aged in Danish cherry wine barrels refermented with Danish Stevnsbær cherry juice!
Moderne Dansk was inspired by one of our favorite wineries in the world -- Frederiksdal Kirsebærvin in Harpelunde, Denmark. Frederiksdal specializes in making beautiful wines from Danish Stevnsbær cherries. We've been lucky to carry their wines in our tasting room and call them friends for several years. Their wines are a house-favorite here at Jester King.
We are grateful to have procured oak barrels previously containing their wine, as well as juice from Stevnsbær cherries. We brewed beer with well water, local grain, and a blend of fresh and aged hops, and fermented it with our mixed culture of brewers yeast and native yeast and bacteria. We then aged the beer in cherry wine barrels for about a year before refermenting it with Stevnsbær cherry juice. It was then naturally refermented in bottles and kegs.
We believe Moderne Dansk is a beautiful melding of the terroir from Frederiksdal and Jester King. We're excited for you to experience it!
Moderne Dansk will be released when our restaurant and tasting room opens this Friday, June 7th at 4pm. It will be available by the glass and in bottles to go. We have about 2,900 bottles (375ml/$20) available with a bottle limit of four per customer per day. Aside from special events, Moderne Dansk will only be available at our tasting room and restaurant. We are also pleased to offer a special selection of Frederiksdal wines this weekend in celebration of the release (details to follow).
Finally, we bottled a small portion of the batch still, without refermentation in the bottle. We really liked the way the still beer presented, which reminded us of the overlap between natural wine and wild beer. We will be offering the still version of Moderne Dansk by the glass this weekend.
Photos by Granger Coats