Featured Beer Releases
Today we're proud to release our 2020 batch of 分 桃 (Fēn Táo) -- our barrel aged wild ale refermented with Texas Hill Country peaches!
For this year's batch (No. 7), the peaches once again came from Vogel Orchard in Fredericksburg, Texas. June Gold and Regal made up the majority of the peaches, along with Carored. We're pretty proud of the quality of the fruit we get from the Hill Country, and we're happy to have done the fruit justice in our opinion for 2020 分 桃 (Fēn Táo). Our process is quite simple as always. We take mature barrel aged beer and add the peaches, which we process in-house by hand. Processing involves removing the pit and gently crushing the meat of the fruit. The skins go into the fermentation too, both for their microflora and flavor contribution. We then let the fruit re-ferment in the beer total dryness to before naturally conditioning.
Our 2020 batch is 5.5% ABV and was packaged in kegs and 500ml bottles ($20) in July. It is now available for curbside pickup and to enjoy...more
Jester King 2020 Terroir Project is now out! Our Terroir Project beers are co-fermentations of grapes and grains in collaboration with the legendary Firestone Walker Brewing Co.!
For our 2020 release, we crushed by foot 2,000 pounds of hand-harvested, whole-cluster Zinfandel grapes grown in Sulphur Bluff, Texas. We then let the crushed grapes spontaneously ferment for about 5 days before adding several hundred gallons of pale, lightly hopped wort (unfermented beer). We then let the grape must and wort spontaneously ferment to total dryness before racking the beer/wine hybrid to neutral oak barrels for malolactic fermentation and maturation. About a year later, we blended the beer/wine hybrid and 100% naturally conditioned it in bottles and kegs.
2020 Terroir Project is 6.9% ABV. It's now available in 750ml bottles ($24) for curbside pickup. Please follow this link (https://www.toasttab.com/jesterkingbrewery/v3) to place an order and schedule a time for pickup 7...more
We're pleased to introduce Bug Farm -- our re-brew of 2014 Hibernal Dichotomous! 2014 Hibernal Dichotomous was a farmhouse ale brewed with lavender, rosemary and spearmint and refermented with fresh pressed watermelon juice. It was released in April of 2015.
The original recipe for Bug Farm was the brainchild of former Jester King Head Brewer Garrett Crowell, now the founder of Yokefellow Beer. The name "Bug Farm" came from what we wrote on the head of the barrels containing a portion of the original beer blend.
We packaged Bug Farm back in September of 2019. During the bottle conditioning phase, the beer became "ropey", developing a somewhat viscous texture on the palate. In our experience, the ropiness goes away after several months of conditioning as Brettanomyces yeast works its magic. As of today, Bug Farm is presenting beautifully. The color from the watermelon has faded, but the flavor is delightful, and we believe it's a fitting tribute to its forbearer!
Bug Farm will be released today...more
Today at Noon central we're releasing a new version of Mr. Mingo, our hibiscus saison. We took a tiki inspired approach and added allspice, vanilla beans, and strawberries to the beer. The allspice was added to the boil and the Grade A Madagascar vanilla beans and Texas Hill Country strawberries were added during secondary fermentation. The strawberries were fermented to dryness by our mixed culture.
Mr. Mingo — Strawberry Edition is a fun, refreshing, highly drinkable beer for the Texas summer. We hope you enjoy it. Beneath the fun adjuncts is a base of well water, local barley and wheat, and noble hops. It's 5.4% alcohol by volume, was brewed in May, and packaged in July.
Mr. Mr. Mingo — Strawberry Edition goes on sale today at Noon at Jester King. Order here for curbside pickup (https://www.toasttab.com/jesterkingbrewery/v3) 7 days a week from 12-8pm. We have about 4,800 bottles available (750ml /...more