Featured Beer Releases
Our first IPA of 2021 is fresh off the canning line today! Jester King Tongueshlap DDH IPA with Loral, Galaxy, & Sabro Cryo!
Brewed with a blend of San Jacinto Heritage Malt and Pale Malt from TexMalt in Fort Worth, oats, and raw wheat. Dry-hopped aggressively during and after fermentation with Loral, Galaxy, & Sabro Cryo. 6.8% abv. Canned today January 7th, 2021.
Available now for pickup at Jester King! Order online or come see us at our beautiful brewery, kitchen, and farm on the outskirts of Austin (https://jesterkingbrewery.com/). Reservations encouraged. Walk-ins welcome.
100 cases available. No purchase limit. No distro. Unfortunately no shipping or delivery under Texas law. Proxies welcome (please designate when ordering)!
Artwork by Katie Ross
Photography by Granger Coatsmore
Today we're releasing Jester King Currant Grisette!
Brewed with well water, Texas malted barley, oats and raw wheat, and fresh and aged hops. Fermented in stainless steel with our mixed culture. Refermented with black currants. Naturally conditioned through bottle/keg refermentation. Unfiltered/unpasteurized. 5.1% abv. Finishes at 1.004 SG (1.0 Plato). 15 IBU. 3.4 pH.
Order online or enjoy by the glass at Jester King (https://jesterkingbrewery.com/). Reservations encouraged. Walk-ins welcome. We have about 6,000 bottles (750ml/$18). No bottle limit. Proxies welcome (please designate when ordering). Limited distribution. Unfortunately no shipping or delivery under Texas law.
Artwork by Joshua Cockrell & Katie Ross.
Photography by Granger Coatsmore
We're pleased to announce our first release of 2021 -- Jester King Hoppy 6 Grain Saison!
Hoppy 6 Grain Saison is brewed with six different varieties of Texas-grown malted grains from our friends at TexMalt in Fort Worth -- barley, oats, wheat, rye, corn, and triticale! We balanced this diverse grist with some of our favorite earthy, spicy varieties of hops -- Hallertau Magnum, Hallertau Mittelfruh, Spalter Select, and Saphir. Mixed culture fermentation in stainless steel, dry-hopped, and naturally conditioned through bottle/keg refermentation. Green glass. 4.5% abv. We're happy to start the new year and our second decade of brewing with a new beer deeply rooted in the principles and processes we hold dear!
Jester King Hoppy 6 Grain Saison is now available! Order online for pickup 7 days a week or make a reservation to visit our beautiful ranch on the outskirts of Austin, open every week Wednesday to Sunday (https://jesterkingbrewery.com/)!
We have about 4,500 bottles available (750ml/$14). No bottle limit. Proxies...more
We're pleased to celebrate ten years of Jester King having first begun brewing in 2010! In recognition of our 10th anniversary, we're releasing two new beers as an ode to our past and present -- a DDH IPA and a Dry-Hopped Farmhouse Ale with Triticale & Oats! Both our anniversary beers are now available to go and to enjoy onsite at Jester King.
Our 10th-anniversary DDH IPA is dry-hopped with Idaho 7 cryo, Citra, and El Dorado at a rate of 4 pounds per barrel. It's 6.8% ABV and represents our new experimentation in 2020 with pure culture fermentation. Our 10th-anniversary Dry-Hopped Farmhouse Ale is brewed with well water, 100% Texas malt (malted barley, oats, and triticale from our friends at TexMalt in Fort Worth), and East Kent Golding, Fuggle, and Perle hops. It's 5.8% ABV and represents a decade worth of brewing based on local sourcing of ingredients, wild fermentation with native yeast, and pursuing a sense of time, place, and people in beer.
Here's the link to order online:...more
Today at 3pm CST we're excited to release 2020 SPON Three Year Blend!
SPON Three Year Blend is 100% spontaneously fermented beer inspired by authentic Belgian Gueuze. It's a blend of three different "vintages" of beer -- in this case beer from 2019, 2018, and 2017 coolship seasons. 2020 is our 5th three year blend following our 2016 to 2019 releases.
To create SPON, we combine unfiltered well water from the Trinity Aquifer and Texas-grown malted barley and raw wheat in a turbid mash. We boil the wort for four hours with aged hops from the attic of our barn. We then chill the wort overnight in our coolship to collect native yeast from the air. The next morning we fill oak barrels and allow the beer to spontaneously ferment without pitching any yeast. After one to three years of maturation, we finally create our three-year blend and naturally condition it through fermentation in bottles and kegs. We follow a very traditional recipe and process, but ultimately create a beer uniquely tied to the terroir of the Texas Hill Country.
2020 SPON Three Year Blend will...more
Today at 3pm CST we're releasing our Blackberry Grisette! It's the latest in our lineup of fruited grisettes. These are highly drinkable, session-strength farmhouse ales with great texture, balanced fermentation character, and moderate fruit intensity. They are very much designed to be beers for drinking.
Blackberry Grisette was brewed with well water, Blacklands White Horn Pilsner malt, malted wheat, flaked oats, and a blend of fresh and aged hops. It was fermented with our mixed culture in stainless steel and refermented at a ratio of 1.25 pounds per gallon with Marion blackberries. Unfiltered, unpasteurized, and 100% naturally conditioned through rerfermentation in the bottle or keg. 5.8% abv.
Blackberry Grisette is available for online ordering today at 3pm CST (...more
We're happy to release a new beer today called Hominimania -- a pale lager brewed with hominy (corn that has been nixtamalized)!
We've been really interested in corn as a brewing ingredient for some time now, and we wanted to experiment with nixtamalized corn. Nixtamalization involves soaking the dried corn kernels in a lye solution to soften them. Once softened, the kernels can be ground to make grits or masa flour. In our case, we added the nixtamalized corn to our mash!
We sourced Texas-grown Hickory King White Corn from our friends at TexMalt in Fort Worth. TexMalt was gracious enough to nixtamalize the corn for us prior to brewing, so in essence, this beer is very much a collaboration with TexMalt.
We're really intrigued by the results! While still crisp, hoppy, dry, and drinkable like a pale lager, there's an unmistakable masa flour character to the beer, which makes us feel like we've done justice to hominy.
Hominimania was lagered for five weeks prior to...more
Today we're releasing a new farmhouse ale refermented with four different types of Texas summer melons -- Watermelon, Casaba melon, Santa Claus melon, and Sugar Kiss melon!
Back in August of this year, we received a wonderful harvest of Texas melons at Jester King. We took the local melons and hand-processed them in-house. The melons were highly aromatic and flavorful and were among some of the best we've worked with. We then took the melons, added them to fresh farmhouse ale, and let them ferment to total dryness. Our goal was to take beautiful, seasonal fruit we're quite fond of, treat it in a very simple, straightforward manner, yet produce results that are unique and dynamic through the "magic" of wild fermentation with native yeast.
Farmhouse Ale Refermented with Texas Summer Melons was brewed in August with well water, malted barley, malted oats, wheat, and hops. It was fermented in stainless steel with our mixed culture, and refermented with the summer melons. It's 5.8% alcohol by volume, unfiltered, unpasteurized, and 100% naturally conditioned....more
Today we're pleased to release our next fruited Grisette! Our latest is with Montmorency and Balaton cherries! We added equal parts of each variety to Grisette-style beer at a ratio of about 1.25 pounds per gallon. Our goal was to make a very drinkable beer, low in acidity, with present but not overwhelming fruit character. With an emphasis on balance and drinkability, we primary-fermented the Grisette in stainless steel for a few weeks, then added the cherries for secondary fermentation in stainless as well. Our intent is for our fruited-Grisettes to be enjoyed fresh, while the fruit character is still vibrant and the fermentation character is "clean".
Cherry Grisette is 5.3% abv. It's unfiltered, unpasteurized, and 100% naturally conditioned. It's available for online ordering and pickup at Jester King now. Here's the link to order:...more
We're pleased to release 2020 SPON Muscat! SPON Muscat is 100% spontaneously fermented beer aged in oak barrels for one to three years refermented with Texas-grown Muscat grapes. We let the unfermented beer rest overnight in our coolship, then 100% spontaneously ferment with native yeast. Our goal is to capture the terroir of the Texas Hill Country through the "magic" of spontaneous fermentation.
Muscat is one of our favorite grapes to work with. It imparts a honeysuckle, cotton candy, elderflower, tropical fruit character we're quite fond of. We added the crushed grapes to a mature blend of SPON, then let it ferment to total dryness. Unfiltered, unpasteurized, and 100% naturally conditioned. 7.3% abv.
2020 SPON Muscat is now on sale! Here's the link to order online:...more
Today at Noon central we're releasing I Voted Today DDH American Pale Ale! Our I Voted Today beer is part of a nationwide voter awareness initiative led by Tired Hands Brewing Company in Ardmore, Pennsylvania. A portion of the proceeds from Jester King I Voted Today will go to Jolt Initiative, a non-partisan, non-profit, statewide organization in Texas working to increase the civic participation of Latinos to build a stronger democracy and ensure that everyone’s voice is heard.
I Voted Today was brewed with Blacklands Malt Silver Star Two Row, Malted Oats from Texmalt, Centennial, Amarillo, and Simcoe. It was double dry-hopped with more Centennial, Amarillo, and Simcoe, as well as Centennial and Simcoe Cryo. We get classic dank, piney, citrusy APA character with a firm, rounded bitterness. 5.9% ABV and canned on October 2nd, 2020.
I Voted Today will be released at Jester King on Monday, October 5th, 2020 at Noon CST. We have about 200 cases....more