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Jester King Brewery
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We haven't done a throwback photo in a while. This one is from October, 2010 -- the month we opened. It's us pouring a slurry of wild yeast and bacteria into some of our very first barrels. #tbt
Jester King Brewery
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A few weeks ago we brought our old coolship out to La Cruz De Comal Winery in the Texas Hill Country. We set it up near the grapevines to capture wild yeast and bacteria for spontaneous fermentation. This is our third year doing this mobile coolship experiment. Next year, we plan to brew and blend. The beer from the last two years is pretty different from the spontaneous beer at Jester King despite having the same recipe. Special thanks to Lewis Dickson for allowing us to use his vineyard for this experiment! Here are some photos from this year:
Jester King Brewery
4 days ago
First bud break on our Blanc du Bois vines
Jester King Brewery
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Cellar Release Continues Tomorrow -- General Admission Tomorrow we'll continue our cellar release with the remaining bottles from today's session for lottery winners. The release will be open to the general public. Bottles will go on sale at 12 Noon. We kindly ask that you not show up onsite before 10am. People showing up before then will be refused service. Below is the list of the remaining bottles. The same bottle limits as today apply -- 12 bottles per person with a maximum of six 500ml fruit refrementations. Cheers! 2013 Das Wunderkind - 2 bottles (750ml/$15) 2013 El Cedro - 2 bottles (750ml/$15) 2014 Das Uberkind - 6 bottles (750ml/$20) 2014 Fantôme Del Rey - 46 bottles (750ml/$15) 2014 Figlet - 3 bottles (750ml/$15) 2014 Provenance Orange & Grapefruit - 15 bottles (750ml/$15) 2015 Commercial Suicide - 23 bottles (750ml/$11) 2015 El Cedro - 6 bottles (750ml/$15) 2015 Provenance Lemon & Lime - 6 bottles (750ml/$15) 2015 Provenance Orange & Grapefruit - 15 bottles (750ml/$15) 2015 Wytchmaker - 23 bottles (750ml/$15) 2016 Beachtimez Sportsketball - 12 bottles (750ml/$15) 2016 Boxer's Revenge - 3 bottles (750ml/$20) 2016 Cerveza de Mezquite - 3 bottles (750ml/$15) 2016 Das Uberkind - 73 bottles (750ml/$20) 2016 Estival Dichotomous - 32 bottles (750ml/$15) 2016 Fen Tao - 35 bottles (500ml/$22) 2016 Feral Dampf - 10 bottles (750ml/$15) 2016 Figlet - 10 bottles (750ml/$15) 2016 Foudreweizen - 58 bottles (750ml/$15) 2016 Gotlandsdricka - 22 bottles (750ml/$15) 2016 Hibernal Dichotomous - 47 bottles (750ml/$15) 2016 La Vie en Rose - 14 bottles (750ml/$20) 2016 Multifarious - 16 bottles (750ml/$15) 2016 Nocturn Chrysalis - 66 bottles (500ml/$22) 2016 Ol' Oi - 15 bottles (750ml/$20) 2016 Singalong Deathmatch - 33 bottles (750ml/$15) 2016 Snorkel - 40 bottles (750ml/$15) 2016 Space Waves - 32 bottles (750ml/$15) 2016 Vague Recollection - 24 bottles (750ml/$20) 2016 Vernal Dichotomous - 30 bottles (750ml/$15) 2017 Aurelian Lure - 136 bottles (500ml/$22) 2017 Biere de Coupage - 15 bottles (750ml/$20) (limit 2) 2017 Biere de Blanc du Bois - 31 bottles (500ml/$22) 2017 Biere de Syrah - 71 bottles (500ml/$22) 2017 Colour Five - 70 bottles (500ml/$22) 2017 Fen Tao - 132 bottles (500ml/$22) 2017 Mad Meg - 58 bottles (750ml/$15) 2017 Montmorency vs. Balaton - 18 bottles (500ml/$22) 2017 No Whalez Here - 5 bottles (750ml/$15) 2017 Omniscience & Proselytism - 77 bottles (500ml/$22) 2017 Queen's Order - 8 bottles (750ml/$15) 2017 RU55 - 21 bottles (750ml/$20) 2017 Viking Metal - 48 bottles (750ml/$24) (limit 2)
Jester King Brewery
5 days ago
Starting this Saturday, March 17th, we will be giving farm tours every Saturday at 2pm. Just like our brewery tours, the farm tours will be free and open to the public. Someone will holler from the footsteps of the brewery to announce the start of the tour. From there, Farmer Peppy will guide you to and through the farm. This is a great opportunity for folks to see just what Farmer Peppy and Michael have been up to these last few months and to watch the transformation over time. Among other things, tour guests will learn about our farming philosophies, see the newly planted vineyard, hear about future farming plans, and lastly (and possibly most importantly), pet the goats! We have put a lot of time and energy into the farm and are pleased to be able to share our farming progress with you. Farm Tours Saturday — 2pm Brewery Tours Friday — 6pm Saturday — 1pm, 3pm, and 5pm Sunday — 1pm, 3pm, and 5pm http://jesterkingbrewery.com/introducing-jester-king-farm-tours
Jester King Brewery Claim
13187 Fitzhugh Rd
Austin, TX 78736
(512) 537-5100
Fri 4:00 PM - 10:00 PM Open Now
Sat 12:00 PM - 10:00 PM Open Now
Sun 12:00 PM - 7:00 PM Open Now
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.
Parking: Parking lot
Price range: $$
Das Wunderkind!
Style: Sour - Ale
ABV: 4.5%
# Ratings: 11,039
Score: 3.85
Made using the once commonplace, Old Word 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: 9,170
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.
Örter i Mörker
Style: American Wild Ale
ABV: 7.9%
IBUs: 22
# Ratings: 1
Score: 3.75
Örter i Mörker was brewed with well water, malted barley, hops, woodear mushrooms, dried dill, dried caraway seeds, and fresh pine needles. It was fermented with our mixed culture and aged in 225L oak barrels formerly containing akvavit, a Scandinavian spirit flavored with caraway or dill.
Enigmatic Taxa
Style: Saison / Farmhouse Ale
ABV: 7.0%
IBUs: 30
# Ratings: 1
Score: 4.00
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.
SPON - Albariño & Blanc du Bois (2016)
Style: Lambic - Fruit
ABV: 6.7%
IBUs: 21
# Ratings: 1
Score: 0.00
Blend of 100% spontaneously fermented beer, refermented w/Texas Albariño & Blanc du Bois grapes.
Snörkel (Batch 4)
Style: Saison / Farmhouse Ale
ABV: 4.3%
# Ratings: 1
Score: 4.00
Snörkel is brewed with oyster mushrooms from Logro Farms in Austin, Texas and alderwood smoked sea salt. It takes inspiration from traditional German gose, but sets out to explore the curiosities of umami. Unfiltered, unpasteurized, 100% bottle conditioned.
Part & Parcel
Style: Saison / Farmhouse Ale
ABV: 5.5%
IBUs: 29
# Ratings: 1
Score: 2.75
Jester King Part & Parcel — the first beer in modern history brewed with 100% Texas grown and malted grain. Made from just well water, Texas barley, hops, yeast, and bacteria, is a great example of our philosophy on farmhouse ales. In this case, the land told us what beer to make, not the other way around. We didn’t set out to create a specific flavor/aroma profile. Rather, we took what was available to us from our surroundings, which then determined how the beer tasted and smelled. We didn’t “master” the beer by bending nature to our will. We took what nature gave us and presented it as straightforwardly as we could. Part & Parcel was brewed on October 3rd, 2016 with Hill Country well water, 100% Endeavor malt from Blacklands, Perle hops, and our mixed culture of brewers yeast and native yeast and bacteria. We think it’s the first single malt and single hop (or “SMASH” beer) we’ve made. It’s 5.5% alcohol by volume, 29 IBU, 3.7 pH, and has a finishing gravity of 1.007. It was packaged on November 21st, 2016 and is unfiltered, unpasteurized, and 100% naturally conditioned.
Black Metal Farmhouse Imperial Stout
Style: Stout - Russian Imperial
ABV: 10.8%
# Ratings: 15,523
Score: 3.96
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: 14,023
Score: 3.51
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: 12,613
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: 11,106
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.
El Cedro
Style: Saison / Farmhouse Ale
ABV: 7.8%
IBUs: 53
# Ratings: 9,347
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.
Bière de Miel
Style: Saison / Farmhouse Ale
ABV: 5.8%
IBUs: 49
# Ratings: 8,964
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: 8,656
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: 8,142
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: 7,204
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.
Style: Sour - Flanders Red Ale
ABV: 7.3%
# Ratings: 6,985
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.
Style: Saison / Farmhouse Ale
ABV: 4.5%
# Ratings: 6,336
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: 5,830
Score: 4.51
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.
Style: Smoked Beer
ABV: 6.6%
# Ratings: 5,497
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.
Provenance (Lemon & Lime)(Batch #2)
Style: Saison / Farmhouse Ale
ABV: 5.7%
# Ratings: 4,956
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.
Commercial Suicide Oaked Farmhouse Mild
Style: English Mild Ale
ABV: 3.5%
# Ratings: 4,801
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: 4,645
Score: 4.28
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.
Style: Sour - Ale
ABV: 6.0%
# Ratings: 4,575
Score: 3.79
Collaboration with Franklin Barbecue. Farmhouse Ale refermented with smoked Texas figs.
Cerveza Sin Frontera
Style: Saison / Farmhouse Ale
ABV: 6.4%
IBUs: 7
# Ratings: 4,559
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.
Simple Means
Style: Altbier
ABV: 5.6%
IBUs: 26
# Ratings: 4,526
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).
Style: Bière de Garde
ABV: 8.3%
IBUs: 12
# Ratings: 4,015
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.
Style: Saison / Farmhouse Ale
ABV: 5.5%
# Ratings: 3,866
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.
Colour Five
Style: American Wild Ale
ABV: 6.0%
# Ratings: 3,579
Score: 4.23
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.
Fantôme Del Rey
Style: Saison / Farmhouse Ale
ABV: 8.8%
IBUs: 19
# Ratings: 3,573
Score: 4.06
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.