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jesterkingbrewery  Maker of authentic farmhouse ales located in the Texas Hill Country.

We're very humbled and honored to see this -- Jester King was voted 4th best small brewery in the world in Craft Beer and Brewing's readers' poll!
Thank you very much for your support. As we're not that far removed from being a collection of homebrewers, it's surreal to be on a list with such esteemed breweries. Cheers!
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Here's what we have going on at Jester King this weekend. We're open rain or shine with plenty of covered seating at our restaurant.
https://jesterkingbrewery.com/tasting-room-kitchen
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HOURS
Friday - 4-10pm (kitchen closes at 9pm)
Saturday - 12-10pm (kitchen closes at 9pm)
Sunday - 12-9pm (kitchen closes at 8pm) ---
NEW / FEATURED JESTER KING BEER
2018 Terroir Project - co-ferment of wort and grapes
Soul Conduit - gin barrel aged table beer with Thai limes
SPON Raspberry & Cherry (to go only) - 100% spontaneous fermentation w/ raspberries & cherries
Drink menu: https://bit.ly/2JaBzw8
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NEW / FEATURED JESTER KING FOOD
Burrata salad - fresh cheese curd, tomato relish w/ JK farm herbs, preserved sunflower petals
House-made levain -- JK wild yeast fermented, house-made cultured butter and apple butter ---
NEW FEATURED / GUEST BEER, WINE & CIDER
2017 Txakolina Rubentis
Argus - Perennial
De Ranke - XX Bitter ---
LIVE MUSIC
Friday - Djamberry Caravan (5-8:30pm)
Saturday - Roadside Attraction (1:30-4:30pm)
Sunday - The Wasted Hearts (1:30-4:30pm) ---
TOUR SCHEDULE
Friday - Brewery 6pm
Saturday - Brewery 1pm, 3pm, 5pm; Farm 2pm, 6pm
Sunday - Brewery 1pm, 3pm, 5pm ---
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INTRODUCING JESTER KING TERROIR PROJECT
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We're very happy to introduce Jester King Terroir Project!
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Terroir Project is collaborative endeavor organized by our friends at Firestone Walker Brewing Co. in Paso Robles, California. It involves stretching the limits between wine and beer by co-fermenting 51% wort with 49% native grapes.
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This co-mingling of "grains and grapes" represented a fun new approach for us. We typically take mature, barrel-aged beer and referment it with grapes. In this case, we blended wort and grapes together at the outset of fermentation and let them co-ferment. This simultaneous approach yielded some really interesting and exciting results that we're very happy to share!
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Our wort consisted of pilsner malt and wheat, and our grapes were native-grown Syrah from northeast Texas (Sulphur Bluff). We racked the blend of wort and grapes into oak barrels for a slow fermentation that lasted 10 months. Our Head Brewer Averie Swanson writes, "The finished beer is really nice! Very wine-like and dusty. The oak presents as vanilla and integrates nicely into the beer. It has a lovely pink color!”
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Terroir Project is 6.7% alcohol by volume. It will be released this FRIDAY, OCTOBER 19TH AT 4PM. It will be available by the glass and in bottles to go (750ml/$24) at our restaurant and tasting room. We only have about 1,000 bottles available with a bottle limit of two per customer per day. Aside from special events, Terroir Project will only be available at Jester King.
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Special thanks to our friends at Firestone Walker for inviting us to be part of the inaugural Terroir Project! It's really special for us to collaborate with a brewery that inspired us to make beer in the first place and has been a continual source of support and inspiration. Cheers!
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Head Brewer Averie Swanson collaborating with our friends from Oxbow Brewing Company and Ritual Lab Brewing & Growing near Rome as part of Eurhop Roma Beer Festival! We made a saison with Italian spelt and Sicilian tangerine with them! .
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Jacob and Luis pouring Commercial Suicide and Abscission at the @halfacrebeer Far & Away fest in Chicago! #jesterking #jesterkingbrewery #halfacre #chicago #scratchbrewery #farmhouse #nowearenotcanningourbeer #timeplacepeople #brrrrrr

Looks like the weather is holding off and it should be a beautiful day out our way! We have another new special from our new kitchen (formerly Stanley’s):
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Gulf crab, crackers made w/ hops from JK farm, Texas Gold gouda 🧀, New Mexican chiles, JK farm parsley
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New special this weekend! -- Hearth Smoked Ham
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Seven day brine with JK farm rosemary, smoked in-house with post oak, pickled field peas & okra from JK farm, TX olive oil .
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It's a beautiful day in the Hill Country this Friday! The brewery and our restaurant (formerly Stanley's) will be open today from 4-10pm (kitchen closes at 9pm). Here's what we've got going on this weekend (10/12-14): ----
NEW / FEATURED FOOD FROM OUR RESTAURANT
Hearth Smoked Ham (in photo), Pickled field peas from JK farm, JK farm okra
Kitchen Menu: https://bit.ly/2Rp5CUm
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NEW / FEATURED JESTER KING BEER
CRU-55
SPON Raspberry & Cherry
By the Glass List: https://bit.ly/2CFArA8
To Go List: https://bit.ly/2yeNB3c
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NEW FEATURED / GUEST BEER, WINE & CIDER
Texas Keeper - August Cerise
2016 Chat Fou
2017 La Boutanche Blanc
Austin Beerworks - Montecore
Untilted Art - Grisette
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LIVE MUSIC
Friday - Warm Sugar (5-8:30pm)
Saturday - McMercy Family Band (1:30-4:30pm)
Sunday - Djamberry Caravan (1:30-4:30pm) ---
TOUR SCHEDULE
Friday - Brewery 6pm
Saturday - Brewery 1pm, 3pm, 5pm; Farm 2pm, 6pm
Sunday - Brewery 1pm, 3pm, 5pm ---
HOURS
Friday - 4-10pm (kitchen closes at 9pm)
Saturday - 12-10pm (kitchen closes at 9pm)
Sunday - 12-9pm (kitchen closes at 8pm)
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#jesterking #jesterkingbrewery #farmhouse #timeplacepeople #mixedculture #nativeyeast
#hillcountry #austin #drippingsprings #beer #wildbeer
#hoppyfarmhouseales #barrelaged #spon #spontaneous #wehavearestaurantnow

Eric Kukla and Matt Piper pouring our beer this past weekend at the Independent Manchester Beer Convention in England! Thanks for having us there! 🇬🇧
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We should have beautiful temperatures in the Hill Country this weekend! It's also super green here with all the rains. Here's all we have going on for what should be a fun weekend! ---
NEW / FEATURED JESTER KING BEER
CRU-55
SPON Raspberry & Cherry
Aurelian Lure
Drink menu: https://bit.ly/2y52HrQ
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NEW / FEATURED JESTER KING FOOD
Pork rillettes, charred apple butter, candied apples, farm rosemary, house sourdough
Sarah's Cookies, made in-house, seriously good
Kitchen menu: https://bit.ly/2Rp5CUm
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NEW FEATURED / GUEST BEER, WINE & CIDER
2018 Zwanze Day Wine Flight (continued!) 2017 La Boutanche Blanc
2015 Babiole
Loverbeer - BeerBrugna
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LIVE MUSIC
Friday - Djamberry Caravan (5-8:30pm)
Saturday - Mitch Chandler Jazz Trio (1:30-4:30pm)
Sunday - Wilson Marks Trio (1:30-4:30pm) ---
TOUR SCHEDULE
Friday - Brewery 6pm
Saturday - Brewery 1pm, 3pm, 5pm; Farm 2pm, 6pm
Sunday - Brewery 1pm, 3pm, 5pm ---
HOURS
Friday - 4-10pm (kitchen closes at 9pm)
Saturday - 12-10pm (kitchen closes at 9pm)
Sunday - 12-9pm (kitchen closes at 8pm)
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#jesterking #jesterkingbrewery #farmhouse #timeplacepeople #mixedculture #nativeyeast
#hillcountry #austin #drippingsprings #beer #wildbeer
#hoppyfarmhouseales #barrelaged #spon #spontaneous

CRU-55 BLEND 2 RELEASE
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This Friday October 5th, we're pleased to release CRU-55 Blend 2!
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CRU-55 is our "grand cru" version of RU-55 Barrel Aged Sour Red Ale. For Blend 2, we aged RU-55 for 26 months in Pinot Noir Barrels. Soft, elegant acidity slowly developed over time as the beer took on a vinous character.
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This is our second blend of CRU-55. It's 6.9% alcohol by volume and was packaged in August. It's 100% naturally conditioned in kegs and green bottles. It will be available by the glass and at bottles to go (375ml/$14) when our tasting room opens at 4pm this Friday. We have about 2,000 bottle available with a bottle limit of three per customer per day. We do not anticipate any distribution of CRU-55 beyond our tasting room and restaurant.
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FERTILIZATION WITH FERMENTATION
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October 3, 2018
Farmer Peppy

In our effort to farm here at Jester King, a major challenge we face is the condition of our soil. Our soil, along with much throughout central Texas, has been either abandoned, overtilled or overgrazed. What’s left behind is often in need of much repair in order to support local agriculture. Fortunately, we have a familiar friend we can turn to for help – fermentation.

To fertilize our soil, we’ve chosen to use a technique adapted from Korean Natural Farming that involves creating “fermented plant juice” (seen in the photo above). We start by hand-harvesting a heap of fresh cut plant material. We opted for Common Ragweed, which grows throughout the several hundred-foot berm that forms the backbone of our farm. Next, we chopped it up to expose as much surface area as possible and added it to a large tote. We then added molasses and Jester King Das Wunderkind Blended Saison for yeast and bacteria. We saw active signs of fermentation after 24 hours, then let it go for about two more weeks. We then separated the fermented plant juice from the ragweed by straining it through cheese cloth. On the Fall Equinox, we applied it to our land to help grow our winter crops.

The marvel of this exercise is that it provides nutrients to heal the soil faster than the Earth can on its own. We speed up the restorative process by relying on the “magic” of fermentation.










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