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13187 Fitzhugh Rd
Austin, TX 78736
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Jester King is an authentic farmhouse brewery committed to mixed culture and spontaneous fermentation. Our beers incorporate our natural surroundings and local agriculture, so as to make beer uniquely tied to a time, place, and people. Our tasting room provides a beautiful, relaxed setting to enjoy the Texas Hill Country with friends and family.
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BEER LIST
El Cedro
Style: Saison / Farmhouse Ale
ABV: 7.8%
IBUs: 53
# Ratings: 9,882
Score: 3.86
Farmhouse ale hopped with piney, citrusy American hops, aged on Spanish Cedar spirals, and bottle conditioned with Brettanomyces yeast. Unfiltered, unpasteurized and naturally conditioned.
Provenance (Lemon & Lime)(Batch #2)
Style: Saison / Farmhouse Ale
ABV: 5.7%
# Ratings: 5,187
Score: 3.87
Our Provenance beers are highly attenuated farmhouse ales brewed and fermented with winter citrus. The ingredients include Hill Country well water, malted barley, malted wheat, hops, brewer’s yeast, and native yeast and bacteria harvested from the land and air around our brewery. Lemon & lime zest was added late in the boil and juice from each both fruits was added during fermentation. All of the citrus was grown locally at G&S Groves and sourced from Johnson’s Backyard Garden. Provenance — Lemon & Lime is 5.7% abv, 4.2 pH at the time of bottling, and has a finishing gravity of 1.002.
Simple Means
Style: Altbier
ABV: 5.6%
IBUs: 26
# Ratings: 4,725
Score: 3.63
Simple Means was brewed with unfiltered, raw, Hill Country well water, malted barley, smoked malted barley, and hops in early September of 2015. It was fermented with our mixed culture of brewers yeast and native yeast and bacteria harvested from the air and wildflowers around our brewery in stainless steel for about two months. It was then 100% naturally conditioned through refermentation in the bottle for another two months prior to release. It is 5.6% alcohol by volume, and at the time of bottling was 4.3 pH, 26 IBU, and had a gravity of 1.4 degrees Plato (1.005).
Figlet
Style: Sour - Ale
ABV: 6.0%
# Ratings: 4,719
Score: 3.78
Collaboration with Franklin Barbecue. Farmhouse Ale refermented with smoked Texas figs.
SPON - Peach & Apricot (2017)
Style: American Wild Ale
ABV: 5.5%
IBUs: 19
# Ratings: 1
Score: 3.50
Our 2017 blend was made from about 1,200 liters (75%) of two-year old SPON and 400 liters (25%) of one-year old SPON. SPON is our 100% spontaneously fermented beer that we turbid mash with well water and local grain, boil with aged hops from our barn, cool and inoculate overnight in our coolship, and 100% spontaneously ferment in oak barrels. The peach varietal this year is Ranger, which came from Noble Farms in Lubbock, Texas. The apricot variety this year is Patterson, which came from Blossom Hill in California. We used about 800 pounds each of peaches and apricots (1,600 pounds total) in the refermentation.
Enigmatic Taxa
Style: Saison / Farmhouse Ale
ABV: 7.0%
IBUs: 30
# Ratings: 1
Score: 4.25
For Enigmatic Taxa, we brewed with well water, Texas malted barley from Blacklands, Abbey malt, Biscuit malt, Carafoam, and Zythos, Cascade, and Simcoe hops. We took advantage of the cool winter night air in February and chilled the wort in our coolship. While the wort chilled in the coolship, it steeped with fresh grapefruit zest and juice. The next morning, we racked the wort from the coolship to a foudre with the yeast cake from a batch of Ol’ Oi still inside it. We didn’t add oxygen to the fermentation. After fermenting in the foudre for about two months, we moved the beer to a stainless steel tank and dry hopped it with more Cascade and Simcoe and an experimental hop called “X17” from The Oregon Hophouse.
Black Metal Farmhouse Imperial Stout
Style: Stout - Russian Imperial
ABV: 10.8%
# Ratings: 16,099
Score: 3.95
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. Black Metal is dry, roasty, and fermented with farmhouse yeast.
Le Petit Prince Farmhouse Table Beer
Style: Table Beer
ABV: 2.9%
IBUs: 30
# Ratings: 14,205
Score: 3.50
Throughout Northern Europe, light-bodied, well-hopped, low alcohol table beers were often the beverage of choice with all meals at times and in places where the water wasn’t always safe to drink. Le Petit Prince is a dry, unspiced, highly attenuated Table Beer unique to our land in the Texas Hill Country. Naturally occurring wild yeasts impart a sense of place to this unfiltered, unpasteurized, 100% naturally conditioned ale.
Noble King
Style: Saison / Farmhouse Ale
ABV: 5.9%
# Ratings: 12,905
Score: 3.82
Noble King is a medium strength, highly attenuated, unspiced farmhouse ale brewed with an abundance of organic noble hops, and fermented with wild yeasts from the Texas Hill Country. Unfiltered, unpasteurized, and 100% naturally conditioned.
Wytchmaker Farmhouse Rye IPA
Style: IPA - Rye
ABV: 6.0%
IBUs: 71
# Ratings: 11,235
Score: 3.87
Earthy rye and piny hop flavor and aroma meet spicy, funky characteristics from our farmhouse yeast in this American-inspired farmhouse ale.
Das Wunderkind!
Style: Sour - Ale
ABV: 4.5%
# Ratings: 11,188
Score: 3.85
Made using the once commonplace, Old World technique of bière de coupage, freshly hopped, young beer is blended with old, sour beer aged in oak barrels. Das Wunderkind! is dry, highly attenuated, unspiced, tart, floral, and funky. Unfiltered, unpasteurized, and 100% naturally conditioned.
Mad Meg
Style: Saison / Farmhouse Ale
ABV: 8.9%
# Ratings: 9,315
Score: 3.74
“Provision Ale” is a rough translation of the French term “bière de provision“, which was sometimes used to describe special beers that were suitable for extended storage and aging. Brewed from relatively simple, straightforward ingredients, Mad Meg is golden colored and quite strong, at over 9% ABV. Its palate intertwines delicate farmhouse esters with earthy, spicy hops and clean malt flavors. The name “Mad Meg”, refers to a peasant woman from Flemish folklore, also known as “Dulle Griet” or “Dull Gret”, who leads an army of women to pillage hell. She’s famously depicted in Pieter Brueghel the Elder’s 1562 painting by the same name.
Bière de Miel
Style: Saison / Farmhouse Ale
ABV: 5.8%
IBUs: 49
# Ratings: 9,195
Score: 3.85
On brewday, we added raw, Texas wildflower honey from Good Flow Honey Co. in Austin, Texas late in the boil. After the first several weeks of fermentation, we added more honey to the beer. Finally, the beer was 100% naturally refermented in bottles, kegs, and casks using more of the raw, Texas wildflower honey. In addition to the honey, Bière de Miel was brewed with Hill Country well water, malted barley, malted wheat, and hops. It is 5.8% alcohol by volume, 3.2 pH, has a finishing gravity of 1.003, and is suitable for vegetarians but not vegans.
Funk Metal
Style: Sour - Ale
ABV: 8.2%
IBUs: 60
# Ratings: 8,862
Score: 4.02
Funk Metal is an 8.2% alcohol, unfiltered, unpasteurized, naturally conditioned imperial stout fermented with farmhouse yeast, aged for months in oak barrels with wild yeast and souring bacteria, and then hand-blended with other barrel-aged beer to round out the palate. The finished beer retains aromas of chocolate and roast but takes on a distinct vinous character and sour complexity from extended aging and fermentation in oak barrels.
Boxer's Revenge
Style: American Wild Ale
ABV: 10.8%
# Ratings: 8,286
Score: 4.11
Boxer’s Revenge slowly ferments for several months in oak barrels in the presence of naturally occurring wild yeasts and souring bacteria prior to blending. Unfiltered, unpasteurized, and 100% naturally conditioned.
Ol' Oi!
Style: Sour - Flanders Oud Bruin
ABV: 6.3%
# Ratings: 7,250
Score: 4.05
In Britain, what started out as young or “mild” dark ale was once aged in oak barrels to make something that was likely similar to sour brown ales of East Flanders. Using a similar base recipe to Commercial Suicide Dark Mild, Ol’ Oi is Jester King’s tribute to that tradition.
RU55
Style: Sour - Flanders Red Ale
ABV: 7.3%
# Ratings: 7,188
Score: 4.11
Farmhouse red ale aged in oak barrels with wild yeast and souring bacteria. Unfiltered, unpasteurized, and 100% naturally conditioned. This beer is a tribute to our good friend and professional brewer Russ Beattie.
Snörkel
Style: Saison / Farmhouse Ale
ABV: 4.5%
# Ratings: 6,406
Score: 3.80
Snörkel — a farmhouse ale brewed with alderwood smoked sea salt and oyster mushrooms grown by our neighbor Logro Farms. Logro Farms is located just a few hundred yards from Jester King Brewery at Ceres Park Ranch. Snörkel takes partial inspiration from traditional German Gose. Like Gose, it’s moderate in alcohol, brewed with malted wheat and salt, and has some acidity or sourness in the flavor profile. We specifically used both sea salt and alderwood smoked sea salt, and fermented Snörkel (like all our beer) with a blend of brewers yeast, naturally occurring wild yeast, and native souring bacteria, the last of which lends the beer its acidity. But Gose only served as a jumping off point. From there, we set out to explore the savory characteristics of umami through use of the oyster mushrooms.
Atrial Rubicite
Style: American Wild Ale
ABV: 5.8%
# Ratings: 6,324
Score: 4.50
Atrial Rubicite is made from well water, barley, wheat, hops, farmhouse, native yeast from the Texas Hill Country, souring bacteria and raspberries. It’s 5.8% alcohol by volume, has a finishing gravity of 1.005 and is 3.36 pH. It is unfiltered, unpasteurized and 100% bottle conditioned.
Gotlandsdricka
Style: Smoked Beer
ABV: 6.6%
# Ratings: 5,604
Score: 3.61
Gotlandsdricka, meaning “Drink of the Land of Goths”, is believed to have been the beer of the Vikings. Our rendition of this ancient style is inspired by the traditional farmhouse ales once brewed on the island of Gotland, off the coast of Sweden. Unfiltered, unpasteurized, and naturally-conditioned.
Commercial Suicide Oaked Farmhouse Mild
Style: English Mild Ale
ABV: 3.5%
# Ratings: 4,844
Score: 3.51
English pub ale meets the French farmhouse tradition and American oak aging in this dry, drinkable farmhouse mild ale. Full-flavored, but brewed with enough restraint to be highly sessionable. Unfiltered, unpasteurized, and naturally conditioned.
分 桃 (Fēn Táo)
Style: American Wild Ale
ABV: 6.4%
IBUs: 8
# Ratings: 4,796
Score: 4.27
分 桃 was brewed with Hill Country well water, barley, wheat, and hops. It was fermented with our mixed culture of brewers yeast, naturally occurring wild yeast, and native souring bacteria. The peaches came from Vogel Orchard in Fredericksburg, Texas. It is 6.4% alcohol by volume, is fully attenuated with a finishing gravity of 1.000, and is 3.4 pH at the time of bottling. Our first batch was bottled in July of this year. While 分 桃 is a very old beer that spent around a year slowly fermenting, we recommend drinking it “young”, as we expect the peach aromas and flavors to slowly fade with time.
Cerveza Sin Frontera
Style: Saison / Farmhouse Ale
ABV: 6.4%
IBUs: 7
# Ratings: 4,606
Score: 4.08
All three breweries involved in the collaboration ferment their beer with unique blends of yeast and bacteria. In the case of Jester King, all of our beer is fermented with a mixed culture of microorganisms consisting of brewers yeast and native yeast and bacteria harvested from the air and wildflowers around our brewery in the Texas Hill Country. We brewed our version of Cerveza Sin Frontera at our brewery in October 2013 with the help of Chad Yakobson of Crooked Stave and Raphaël Mettler of Trois Dames. The wort, brewed with Hill Country well water, barley, wheat, oats, and hops, was initially fermented in stainless steel for three months, then refermented in Spanish sherry barrels for twelve months, and finally refermented in bottles, kegs, and casks for three more months.
Reposé
Style: Bière de Garde
ABV: 8.3%
IBUs: 12
# Ratings: 4,246
Score: 4.12
Inspired by the dusty, hay-filled stone barns of the Nord de France that likely gave way to the rise of Bière de Garde, we included a small portion of hay in the mash for this beer. Taking a further cue from the slow and steady winter fermentation of the style, we allowed Reposé to rest in brandy barrels for almost a year. Unfiltered, unpasteurized, and 100% bottle-conditioned.
Colour Five
Style: American Wild Ale
ABV: 6.0%
# Ratings: 4,054
Score: 4.21
Colour Five was brewed with Hill Country well water, barley, wheat, and hops. It was fermented with our unique mixed culture of microorganisms, which includes farmhouse yeasts, naturally occurring wild yeasts harvested from our land in the Texas Hill Country, and native souring bacteria. After extended fermentation and maturation in oak barrels, Colour Five was refermented with Texas blueberries over the course of several weeks. The final refermentation of the beer occurred in bottles, kegs, and casks. Colour Five is 7.1% alcohol by volume, 3.2 pH, and has a finishing gravity of 1.000 (0 degrees Plato). It is unfiltered, unpasteurized, and 100% naturally conditioned.
Detritivore
Style: Saison / Farmhouse Ale
ABV: 5.5%
# Ratings: 3,923
Score: 4.17
Detritivore was made by adding the same cherries that were used to make Montmorency vs. Balaton to fresh beer in stainless steel and allowing the combined beer and fruit to referment to dryness. This was the same technique that we originally used to make La Vie en Rose with the raspberries from Atrial Rubicite. As with La Vie en Rose, the second refermentation of the fruit results in subtler, more delicate flavors, as compared with the more intense flavors that result from the initial refermentation. Detritivore is also among the first Jester King beers to be brewed with aged hops that were matured for an extended period of time in a horse barn approximately 300 yards from the brewery. Aged hops are traditionally used in the production of authentic Belgian Lambic. The aging process preserves the antiseptic properties of the hops, which serve to fend off unfriendly microorganisms, while significantly reducing the bittering components. Detritivore is fermented using native yeast and bacteria from the Texas Hill Country, but is not spontaneously fermented, as our brewers actively introduce our house blend of saccharomyces, native wild yeast, and souring bacteria to the wort, rather than relying on inoculation by ambient, airborne microorganisms. The grist for Detritivore was composed of malted barely and malted wheat. It is 5.5% alcohol by volume, with a finishing gravity of 1.000 and is 3.4 pH at the time of bottling.
Fantôme Del Rey
Style: Saison / Farmhouse Ale
ABV: 8.8%
IBUs: 19
# Ratings: 3,643
Score: 4.07
The Texas version of Fantôme Del Rey is a bière de coupage where old, barrel-aged beer is blended with young beer. The older component of the blend was brewed at Jester King in August of 2014 with malted barley, dark candi syrup, ground coriander, and black peppercorns. It was initially fermented in stainless steel with truffle honey, and then racked to oak for extended maturation. We brewed the younger version in November of 2015, and blended the old with the young.