We're excited to introduce Jester King Phylactery Phactory -- Hazy Double IPA with Phantasm!
We were turned onto Phantasm by our domestic industry friends and ultimately able to source it through our friend Jos Ruffell of Garage Project in New Zealand. Jos is one of the most talented people we've encountered in beer (or wine for that matter).
Phantasm has been in development for the last few years and is derived from Marlborough Sauv Blanc grapes. The grapes are packed full of tropical Thiol precursors 3MH, 3MHA, and 4MMP. During active fermentation, these precursors are transformed into compounds perceived as intense tropical fruit. Phantasm has been described as "like an MSG flavor hit for beer."
We brewed Phylactery Phactory with a base of Texmalt San Jacinto Two Row and Wildfire Pale and layered it with a super-soft base of Denton County Wheat Malt and raw Texas wheat. We kettle hopped with Strata, Loral, Idaho 7, and YCH TRI-2304 CRYO. The Phantasm was added at the onset of fermentation and was complemented by a 4# per barrel dry hop of a tropical smelling lot of Citra and an intense coconut, piña colada smelling lot of Sabro from Hop Head Farms. 8.5% abv.
Our team at Jester King gets vodka-soaked cantaloupe, peach nectar, kiwi sorbet, orange-lime sour brite crawlers, orange runts, and H-E-B Melon Ball Medley.
Super fresh! Canned yesterday (08/10/21) and available now! Only 100 cases. 16oz. four-pack cans = $18. By the glass and in crowlers at Jester King. Open Wednesday to Sunday. Order online at www.jesterkingbrewery.com / LINK IN BIO. Proxies welcome. No distro. Shipping & delivery illegal in Texas.
Cheers and thank you to Jos and our state-side industry friends for the inspiration and ingredients to make this really fun, delicious beer!
Art for Phylactery Phactory by Joshua Cockrell
Photography by Jessica Attie