We continue to celebrate American Craft Beer Week with the re-release of Jester King Serrata — barrel-aged wild beer with Japanese Red Shiso, brewed in collaboration with Gigantic Brewing in Portland, Oregon.
In March of 2021, we brewed with well water, Texas-grown malted barley and wheat, Amarillo hops, and Red Shiso. After primary fermentation in stainless steel with our mixed culture, we barrel-aged the beer in neutral oak for about...more
We are happy to announce the re-release of Jester King Italian-style Pilsner! Our Italian-style Pilsner is brewed with Eraclea Pilsner Malt and Hallertau Mittelfruh hops. After eight weeks of lagering, we dry-hopped with Spalter Select and Saphir, then filtered and packaged in cans and kegs. 5.1% abv.
Head to Jester King to cool off with a glass of Italian-style Pilsner. Available onsite and for pick up:...more
The 16th annual American Craft Beer Week is now through May 22 🍺 We have three exciting releases this week, and we're kicking things off with the re-release of Audio Palette — our spelty farmhouse ale with American hops, brewed in collaboration with Stillwater Artisanal.
For the re-release, we brewed with well water, Texas-grown 2-row barley, malted spelt, and Idaho 7. We fermented in stainless with our mixed culture and dry-hopped...more
We're excited to announce the release of Afield — our 2021 Cinsaut wine made in collaboration with our friends at Field Recordings Winery in Paso Robles, California, and American Solera Brewery in Tulsa, Oklahoma!
For Afield, we took 100% 2021 Cinsaut grapes grown in the California Central Coast and had them undergo carbonic maceration (fermenting the grapes from the inside out using natural CO2 pressure). Interestingly, the carbonic...more
We're very excited to release our first wine from last year's Texas grape harvest — Jester King 2021 Blanc du Bois! Our 2021 Blanc du Bois is made from 100% Blanc du Bois grapes grown in Sulphur Bluff, east of Dallas. We received the grapes last August and fermented on skins for about a month, yielding an orange wine. Fermentation was started by pitching our mixed culture — the same one we use to ferment our farmhouse beer. We then pressed...more
We're happy to announce the return of SPON Shiso & Fuyu Persimmon! This is three-year-old spontaneously fermented beer from the winter of 2019 (Jester King coolship season no. 7). We created a soft, mellow blend and re-fermented with Texas Fuyu Persimmons grown in Mexia, Texas to the east of Waco. We then added Japanese Red Shiso before bottling.
SPON Shiso & Fuyu Persimmon is bright, refreshing, and tangy with a subtle...more
Batch two of Citrus Foot Direct out now! This is our Farmhouse IPA fermented with Oranges and Mandarin.
To make Citrus Froot Direct, we mashed with well water and a base of Wildfire Pale Malt and San Jacinto 2-Row from TexMalt. We kettle hopped with Idaho 7 and dry hopped with Simcoe, El Dorado, and more Idaho 7. We fermented in stainless steel with our mixed culture. During fermentation we added juice and zest from oranges and...more
We're excited to simultaneously release two new SPON beers — 2022 SPON Raspberry & Cherry and 2022 Blackberry & Cherry! Both are a blend of mature, barrel-fermented 100% spontaneously fermented beer. Following a few years of maturation and blending, we refermented the blends with raspberries and cherries and blackberries and cherries respectively.
Stemming back to our love and appreciation of authentic-Belgian Lambic, as well as...more
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...more
We're excited to release this year's batch of Jester King Blueberry Wine! This wine is 100% blueberries fermented with our house mixed culture. We don't add anything else but blueberries and yeast.
After the crush, we did primary fermentation in stainless steel, then pressed and racked to neutral oak for six months. We blended and packaged the wine still. 7.9% abv.
This year, the blueberries came from Michigan instead of Texas....more
Happy National Beer Day! In honor of this holiday, we’re sharing the recipe for Jester King 分 桃 (Fēn Táo) — Barrel-Aged Wild Ale refermented with Texas Hill Country peaches. We've been making this beer for around 7 years and it's one of our favorites. We love the character of Texas Hill Country peaches expressed through wild fermentation. It's a relatively simple recipe and process too. Good ingredients and patience combine to create a...more
We're pleased to release our latest fruited Grisette — Jester King 2021 Blackberry Grisette! It's brewed with well water, Texas-grown malted barley and wheat, and a blend of Bobek and aged hops. Primary fermentation was in stainless steel with our mixed culture, followed by fruit re-fermentation with blackberries, and 100% natural conditioning. 5.3% abv.
Head to the brewery to get a glass or purchase bottles to go (750ml/$18) onsite in...more
Our new pizzas are no joke. Come try our new pies this weekend – Tuberosum (left) and Citron (right)!
Tuberosum comes with bechamel, sharp cheddar, potatoes, bacon, thinly sliced leeks, & Crystal hot sauce. Citron comes with garlic oil, basil, fresh Lioni mozzarella, Calabrian chilis, sliced lemon, dill, & hot honey. These spicy pies are delicious.
Photo by Jess Attie.more
Introducing St. Elmo Brewing Co. / Jester King Brewery Koelschip Kölsch!
We love crispy beers. We love coolships. We love collaborating with talented brewers, especially when they're local friends. All of these things come together in Koelschip Kölsch!
We first drank authentic German Kölsch when we traveled to Cologne in 2012 to collaborate with Freigeist Bierkultur and our friend Sebastian Sauer, with whom we made Sauer Power and...more
We're excited to introduce Blackened Skies, our latest collaboration with our friends at Weathered Souls in San Antonio! Blackened Skies is a blend of two-year-old spontaneously fermented stout, whisky barrel-aged Imperial Porter, and Imperial Stout from Weathered Souls.
On a winter night about two years ago, we were joined by Weathered Souls Co-Founder Marcus Baskerville for a coolship brew. We brewed a medium gravity wort with Texas...more
Our latest batch of Kollaborationsbier (batch 6) is out! Kollaborationsbier is Live Oak Pilz wort fermented in stainless steel with Jester King mixed culture. The Pilz wort is brewed at Live Oak and driven across town to Jester King for fermentation. This simple, crushable beer maintains much of the Live Oak Pilz character when young and fresh, then goes through a mixed culture metamorphosis in the...more
Our latest hazy IPA is out! We've simply dubbed it Jester King Hazy IPA. It's hopped with Galaxy, Sabro, and Strata and fermented with Imperial A38 Juice. We've kept the ABV fairly restrained for the style at 5.8%, so as to make it a nice drinker for people visiting Jester King during the beautiful spring months. Cheers!
Jester King Hazy IPA is available for purchase starting March 23, 2022. Best enjoyed fresh, so make sure to come out!...more
Introducing Jester King batch cocktails! We’re excited to officially roll out our rotating cocktail menu crafted by Keven White, Manager & Cocktail Program Director. Every Friday from 3-6pm, all cocktails are $5! Available at Pasture Bar only. Pictured: Vaca Luna.
- Vaca Luna - White rum, fresh lime & grapefruit juice, simple syrup
- Manhattan - French oak-aged bourbon, Carpano Antica vermouth, house-made Balaton cherry...
We're happy to release RU55 Batch 9! RU55 is our barrel-aged Flanders-style red ale. About two years ago we brewed a wort with pilsner and caramel malt and barrel aged it. After about 24 months maturation, we blended and naturally conditioned. We like to keep our barrel-aged blends nice, soft, and mellow, which is what we did for RU55 Batch 9. Smooth and mellow with a nice dark fruit, caramel, leathery character, and a gorgeous copper/red...more
Nocturn Chrysalis batch 8 is here! Nocturn Chrysalis is our barrel-aged wild ale refermented with six pounds per gallon Marion Blackberries! Batch 8 ranks up there with the best of our Nocturn Chrysalis blends in our opinion. It's decadently jammy, gorgeous in color, and has a beautiful, soft acidity with a hint of funk. We're really proud of this blend and hope you enjoy it!
Head to the brewery to get a glass or purchase bottles to go...more
Our first wine release of the new year is here — Jester King 2022 Sparkling Cherry Wine!
Our Sparkling Cherry Wine is a blend of 50% Balaton and 50% Montmorency cherries from Michigan. We fermented the cherries with our house mixed culture last May, then aged the wine in oak barrels for seven months. We then naturally conditioned the wine through refermentation in the bottle. No additives, preservatives, adjunct ingredients, or anything...more
Our first SPON release this year is a dual one — 2021 SPON Touriga Nacional and 2021 SPON Chenin Blanc!
Both beers are two-year-old blends of spontaneously fermented beer re-fermented with Central Coast grapes. 2021 SPON Touriga Nacional is 10.4% abv and is very juicy and fruit forward. The mature SPON serves as a nice backdrop to the 2021 fruit, which is still presenting fruity and vibrant. 2021 SPON Chenin Blanc is 8.1% abv and is...more
Jester King DDH IPA is back! Brewed with Texas-grown pale malt and malted wheat from TexMalt, as well as flaked oats. Dry hopped with Citra, Simcoe, and El Dorado Cryo. Fermented with Imperial A38 Juice. 6.5% abv.
Jester King DDH IPA is available for purchase starting today. Best enjoyed fresh, so make sure to come out! We also have $2 off all pizzas and crowlers today and tomorrow. 60 cases available. 16oz. four-pack cans = $16....more
Announcing Jester King Kickball League! Learn about how to sign up for our Spring league below. First game is on March 16th! Purchase membership ticket here.
Jester King Kickball League
- Membership Ticket: $125. Includes shirt, stadium cup, and beer fills for each regular season game. Teams that make it to playoffs will be provided beer...
We're excited to release our latest batch of Snörkel — farmhouse ale brewed with alderwood smoked sea salt and oyster mushrooms. For this batch, we used golden oyster mushrooms grown by Smallhold in Austin. We added both the mushrooms and smoked sea salt hot side during the boil. Aside from the adjunct ingredients, we kept it pretty simple with this dry, drinkable farmhouse ale. Unfiltered,...more
Black Metal, a.k.a. Iron Sword, a.k.a. Blackened Death, a.k.a. El Martillo del Muerte, is a cruel and punishing beer fermented by the sheer force of its awesome will. Best enjoyed while pumping out blast beats, summoning trolls, or enjoying a nice, leisurely reading of the Necronomicon.
Maris Otter base malt, English caramel, brown, and chocolate malts, brown sugar, dark candi syrup. Fermented with English yeast. 10.5% abv.
Introducing Chamango! This beer is inspired by the Mexican drink Mangonada or Chamango. It was brewed with tamarind, barrel-aged for over a year, re-fermented with mangos, then finished with additions of chamoy and Tajín. We get a nice mix of savory spice and tropical fruit character in a beer we find layered but quite drinkable. 7.6% abv.
A portion of the proceeds will be donated to...more
For Doom Forge Day next Sunday, February 20th, we're excited to release Maple Bourbon Barrel Aged Nocturn Serenade!
Last year, we brewed an imperial stout re-fermented with blackberries called Nocturn Serenade. We then aged the beer for 13 months in maple syrup bourbon barrels. The results are quite vinous and remind us of port wine. Naturally conditioned in kegs in 750ml "genie" bottles. 12.3% abv.
Available by the glass and in...more
Introducing hemp CBD prerolls from the Jester King farm! They're filled with estate-grown hemp, lavender, and prairie sage and will usher you into a calm and relaxing state. Our hemp contains less than .3% THC. Now available at the Jester King shop in the Pole Barn.
Our prerolls come from our hemp plants that were grown in our permanent beds and fed only well water and goat manure on...more
A Pale Green Horse Kveik India Pale Ale is here! Brewed in collaboration with our great friends at Yazoo Brewing Company in Nashville, Tennessee. A Pale Green Horse is one of our personal favorites. We brewed it with a base of Wildfire Pale Malt and San Jacinto 2-Row from TexMalt, raw wheat, flaked oats, and El Dorado and Idaho 7 hops. We then dry-hopped at 4# per bbl with Strata and Sabro Cryo. 7.8%...more
Our latest batch of Vague Recollection is now available! Inspired by the winemaking tradition of piquette, Vague Recollection is a farmhouse ale aged on the grape pomace from the 2021 harvest.
2021 was our second season of winemaking. We worked with Blanc du Bois, Syrah, Merlot, and Black Spanish grapes. After pressing the skins, we racked young farmhouse ale onto the pomace. After a few months of aging, we racked the beer off of the...more
Introducing one of our Doom Forge Day releases, Vanilla Balcones Bourbon Barrel Original Black Metal! (Available starting 2/20/22).
Last year, we aged our 2021 O.G. Black Metal in bourbon barrels from our friends at Balcones Distillery. After nine months of barrel-aging, we added a pound per barrel of Madagascar vanilla beans to the beer. The result is decadent and delicious and will be a killer part of the experience at this year’s...more
Our philosophy at Jester King is strongly rooted in creating a sense of community and place, by tying our guests’ experience to a time, place, and people. Whether dining onsite with friends and family, eating hearth-baked Hill Country sourdough bread that you picked up curbside, or enjoying one of our beers purchased from your local retailer, our intent is to build a memorable connection and experience with our guests and community.
Doom Forge Day is back! Join us on Sunday, February 20th from 11am-9pm (kitchen closes at 8pm) for an event most brutal, where we celebrate all things metal.
We're excited to release:
- OG Black Metal
- Doom Forge Imperial Coffee Stout
- Maple Bourbon Barrel Aged Nocturne Serenade
- Bourbon Barrel Vanilla OG Black Metal
We'll have additional beers available on draft, guest stout pours, cocktails, a...more
We're excited to release our latest batch of Munich-Style Helles Lager! It's brewed with softened Hill Country well water, 100% Weyermann Floor-Malted Pilsner, and Hallertau Mittelfruh. Fermented with Augustiner yeast and lagered for eight weeks in our new horizontal lager tanks. Filtered and packaged in kegs and 16oz. cans. 4.8% abv.
We find our Munich-Style Helles Lager highly refined, slightly malt forward, super-crisp, and...more