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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
Black Metal Farmhouse Imperial Stout
Style: Stout - Russian Imperial
ABV: 10.8%
# Ratings: 17,857
Score: 3.94
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: 15,943
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.
El Cedro
Style: Farmhouse Ale - Saison
ABV: 7.8%
IBUs: 53
# Ratings: 11,245
Score: 3.85
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: Farmhouse Ale - Saison
ABV: 5.7%
# Ratings: 6,071
Score: 3.86
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.
Montmorency vs. Balaton (Blend 6)
Style: Sour - Fruited
ABV: 6.1%
# Ratings: 1
Score: 4.25
Aurelian Lure (Blend 5)
Style: American Wild Ale
ABV: 5.8%
IBUs: 6
# Ratings: 1
Score: 4.00
For 2017 Aurelian Lure, we refermented over 2,000 pounds of Patterson apricots from Blossom Hill in Callifornia with about 765 gallons of mature, barrel aged sour beer (~2.7 pounds per gallon ratio). This is our fifth-ever blend of Aurelian Lure. It is 5.8% alcohol by volume, 1.002 specific gravity (0.5 Plato), 6 IBU, and 3.4 pH. It was packaged on July 25th, 2017
Beer Geek Rodeo
Style: Stout - Imperial / Double Oatmeal
ABV: 10.1%
# Ratings: 1
Score: 4.00
The second collaboration between Jester King and Mikkeller, Beer Geek Rodeo is an Imperial Oatmeal Stout brewed with smoked malt, chipotle peppers and Vietnamese coffee.
SPON Grapefruit (2018)
Style: American Wild Ale
ABV: 6.0%
IBUs: 38
# Ratings: 1
Score: 4.50
Provenance (Lemon And Lime) (Batch #6)
Style: Farmhouse Ale - Saison
ABV: 5.6%
# Ratings: 1
Score: 3.00
Pattinson Porter
Style: Porter - Other
ABV: 8.4%
# Ratings: 1
Score: 3.00
Pattinson Porter was brewed with friend and beer historian Ron Pattinson. Its inspiration lies in the hearty porters that were present in East Germany during the early to mid 20th century. Heavily toasty, highly hopped, and brettanomyces refermented - these beers stood out in both their time and ours. Unfiltered, unpasteurized, and 100% bottle conditioned
Nocturn Chrysalis (Blend 6)
Style: American Wild Ale
ABV: 6.0%
# Ratings: 1
Score: 4.75
Barrel-aged sour beer refermented w/ blackberries.
Aurelian Lure
Style: American Wild Ale
ABV: 5.4%
# Ratings: 1
Score: 4.00
Noble King
Style: Farmhouse Ale - Saison
ABV: 5.9%
# Ratings: 14,930
Score: 3.81
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.
Das Wunderkind!
Style: Farmhouse Ale - Saison
ABV: 4.5%
# Ratings: 12,663
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.
Wytchmaker Farmhouse Rye IPA
Style: IPA - Farmhouse
ABV: 6.0%
IBUs: 71
# Ratings: 12,481
Score: 3.86
Earthy rye and piny hop flavor and aroma meet spicy, funky characteristics from our farmhouse yeast in this American-inspired farmhouse ale.
Bière de Miel
Style: Farmhouse Ale - Saison
ABV: 5.8%
IBUs: 49
# Ratings: 10,681
Score: 3.84
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 - Other
ABV: 8.2%
IBUs: 60
# Ratings: 10,126
Score: 4.01
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: 9,865
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.
Mad Meg
Style: Farmhouse Ale - Other
ABV: 8.9%
# Ratings: 9,668
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.
Atrial Rubicite
Style: American Wild Ale
ABV: 5.8%
# Ratings: 8,800
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.
RU55
Style: Sour - Flanders Red Ale
ABV: 7.3%
# Ratings: 8,347
Score: 4.12
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.
Ol' Oi!
Style: Sour - Flanders Oud Bruin
ABV: 6.3%
# Ratings: 7,438
Score: 4.04
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.
Snörkel
Style: Farmhouse Ale - Saison
ABV: 4.5%
# Ratings: 7,398
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.
Gotlandsdricka
Style: Smoked Beer
ABV: 6.6%
# Ratings: 5,884
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.
Figlet
Style: Farmhouse Ale - Other
ABV: 6.0%
# Ratings: 5,791
Score: 3.78
Collaboration with Franklin Barbecue. Farmhouse Ale refermented with smoked Texas figs.
分 桃 (Fēn Táo)
Style: American Wild Ale
ABV: 6.4%
IBUs: 8
# Ratings: 5,770
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.
Simple Means
Style: Altbier
ABV: 5.6%
IBUs: 26
# Ratings: 5,489
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).
Detritivore
Style: Farmhouse Ale - Saison
ABV: 5.5%
# Ratings: 5,484
Score: 4.14
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.
Commercial Suicide Oaked Farmhouse Mild
Style: English Mild Ale
ABV: 3.5%
# Ratings: 5,382
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.
Cerveza Sin Frontera
Style: Farmhouse Ale - Saison
ABV: 6.4%
IBUs: 7
# Ratings: 5,297
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.
Colour Five
Style: American Wild Ale
ABV: 6.0%
# Ratings: 5,003
Score: 4.20
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.
Reposé
Style: Bière de Garde
ABV: 8.3%
IBUs: 12
# Ratings: 4,715
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.
Kollaborationsbier
Style: Farmhouse Ale - Saison
ABV: 4.2%
IBUs: 42
# Ratings: 4,176
Score: 3.68
Kollaborationsbiermittschechischemhopfenundwilderbakterienhefekombination (or Kollaborationsbier for short) literally means “collaboration beer with Czech hops, wild yeast, and bacteria” in German. The inspiration for the beer came from two sources. In making Kollaborationsbier, we brewed a low gravity wort at Live Oak with Head Brewer Dusan Kwiatkowski. The wort was prepared using a traditional decoction mash, beginning with undermodified pilsner malt and then working it vigorously by separating out a portion of the mash, boiling it in the kettle, and then returning it to the mash tun. We then added a few hefty doses of Czech hops to the boil for a firm bitterness and floral, spicy hop aromas and flavors. After brewing and cooling the wort, we racked it into portable tanks and drove it from east Austin to the outskirts of town in the Texas Hill Country where Jester King Brewery is located, transferred it into one of our fermentation tanks, and inoculated it with our unique mixed culture of brewer’s yeast and naturally occurring wild yeast and bacteria.