We're excited to announce the release of Jester King Ordinary Bitter! We love English-style beers. Like, really love them. We will not travel to Denver without visiting Hogshead Brewery or Seattle without visiting Machine House Brewery. We're lucky and grateful to have Acopon Brewing Co. making delicious English-style beers down the road from us. We've relished the opportunities we've had in the past to visit Manchester, England and experience English beers from their home.
Although our main inspiration at Jester King is Franco-Belgian, we've dabbled in the English tradition over the years. Our first beer release, was Commercial Suicide, our English-style Dark Mild Ale. We've also made beers such as Black Metal (English-style Imperial Stout) and Meowsonry! (Farmhouse Best Bitter). Why do we love them so much? We'd same it comes down to the elegant balance of toasty malt, herbal bitterness, and subtle dark fruit fermentation character, as well as the incredible session-ability, which lends to memorable experiences with friends and loved ones.
For Jester King Ordinary Bitter, we brewed a low-gravity wort with Golden Promise, dark crystal, and biscuit malts, a touch of flaked barley, and East Kent Goldings hops. We fermented in stainless steel with West Yorkshire Ale yeast, and packaged in kegs and cans. 3.5% abv.
Jester King Ordinary Bitter is available for purchase starting today. 75 cases available. 16oz. four-pack cans = $14. Proxies welcome. Shipping & delivery illegal in Texas.
Artwork by Joshua Cockrell. Photo by Jess Attie.