Featured Beer Releases
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
We're pleased to release Blacklands Helles Munich-style Lager -- brewed in collaboration with our friends at Blacklands Malt in celebration of their 7th anniversary! It was seven years ago that Blacklands brought local, craft malt to Texas. In celebration of their pioneering effort, we brewed a Helles with 100% White Horn Pilsner Malt with Blacklands. We found this fitting, as White Horn Pilsner was Blackland's first batch of malt.
Blacklands Helles was single-decoction brewed in August with softened Hill Country well water, White Horn Pilsner Malt, and Tettnang, Hallertauer Mittelfrueh, and Spalter Select hops. It was fermented with lager yeast from Community Cultures Yeast Lab, then lagered for five weeks. Clean, crisp, fairly hoppy, and very drinkable. 4.8% abv.
Blacklands Helles 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