Featured Beer Releases
We're happy to introduce New Clear Fishin' -- Two-year-old spontaneously fermented beer brewed with heather, myrica gale, gentian root, & meadowsweet in collaboration with Cambridge Brewing Co.!
Back in the fall of 2018, we were visited by the legendary Will Meyers of Cambridge Brewing Co. in Cambridge, MA. Will is one of the pioneers of barrel-aged wild beer in America having started his program at Cambridge in 1998. We were inspired by Will's program and beers when we began making barrel-aged wild beers ourselves in 2010.
We brewed the wort in November 2018 with Blacklands Pale Moon and Brownfield 10 malted barley, spelt, rye, oats, East Kent Golding and Fuggle hops, heather, myrica gale, gentian root, and meadowsweet. We let the wort chill overnight in our coolship to collect native microflora before 100% spontaneous fermentation and two-year maturation in oak. Unfiltered, unpasteurized, and naturally conditioned. 4.4% abv.
778 bottles available (750ml/$22). No limit. Proxies...more
We're pleased to introduce Keel Cut Foudre-Aged IPA, a collaboration with Bird's Fly South Ale Project!
To create Keel Cut, we brewed a resinous, pillowy IPA with malted barley and malted oats from TexMalt, then fermented it in one of our oak foudres with our mixed culture of native microflora. We then let the beer age for about four months in the foudre to allow the microflora to create new flavors and transform the hop compounds. Finally, we finished it with an aggressive dry-hop of bright, tropical Australian Vic Secret before canning it!
Keel Cut is our first mixed fermentation beer released in cans! It was canned today (01.21.21) and is available to drink at Jester King or take to go (https://jesterkingbrewery.com/). Sixteen-ounce four-packs are $16. We have about 200 cases available. No purchase limit. Proxies welcome. Unfortunately, no shipping or...more
We're excited to introduce our latest lager -- Jester King Munich-style Helles Lagerbier!
Single-decoction mashed with TexMalt Llano Pilsner. Kettle hopped with Hallertauer Magnum, Hallertauer Mittelfrueh, and Czech Saaz. Fermented in horizontal stainless with lager yeast from Community Cultures Yeast Lab. Patiently lagered for five weeks prior to canning on 01/21/21. 4.8% abv.
Available now! Order online or visit our brewery, restaurant, and farm in the Texas Hill Country on the outskirts of Austin. https://jesterkingbrewery.com/ 200 cases available. 16oz. x 4 cans = $13.50. Proxies welcome. Unfortunately no shipping or delivery under TX law.
Art by Joshua Cockrell
Photography by Granger Coatsmore
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.
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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
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