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Everything Jester King

Discussion in 'US - Southwest' started by dumptruck81, Aug 25, 2012.

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  1. HopAG

    HopAG Savant (475) Texas Sep 22, 2012

    I recently picked up 2 bombers of OG Black Metal during my lunch break. I was feeling pretty awesome that I would have more to age.

    One had the classic Gold Cap

    The other however had a silver cap which I have never seen. When was the last time JK used silver caps? They run out of gold caps or was that Black Metal from a time of Silver Caps only?
  2. Daemose

    Daemose Savant (440) Texas Oct 3, 2011

    I have a case of silver caps from last christmas.
  3. jesterkingbeer

    jesterkingbeer Savant (390) Texas Jun 28, 2010

    The silver cap was the result of our bottle supplier sending us the wrong bottles (26mm instead of 29mm crown). So we ran to Austin Homebrew and picked up a box of 26mm silver caps.

    Jeff Stuffings
    Jester King
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  4. jesterkingbeer

    jesterkingbeer Savant (390) Texas Jun 28, 2010

    Thanks! El Cedro tested at 42 IBU. The hop flavor and aroma largely comes from a big charge of Citra in the whirlpool and at dry hop.

    Jeffrey Stuffings
    Jester King
  5. gtermi

    gtermi Champion (750) Texas Apr 21, 2010

    Sounds perfect. Citra hops are the greatest hops in the world to me. Now I really can't wait to try this
  6. mindswoop

    mindswoop Aficionado (195) Texas Dec 22, 2011

    I thought El Cedro was a hoppy beer indigenous to the Texas Hill Country with the cedar instead of the pine overload. I'm not sure I could drink more than 2, but it is very different and enjoyable. Although a different flavor, it's similar to what Shorts did with their spruce pilsner (but with cedar).
  7. HopAG

    HopAG Savant (475) Texas Sep 22, 2012

    Whoa very cool story, so what I have in my possession is part of JK lore
  8. icetrauma

    icetrauma Savant (485) Texas Sep 7, 2004

    Consider it being OG and Silver top, it must be considered extremely rare. :cool:
  9. gtermi

    gtermi Champion (750) Texas Apr 21, 2010

    That OG Black Metal is officially on whale status now with those caps.
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  10. tigrstylz

    tigrstylz Aficionado (215) Texas Jan 10, 2012

    If it's anything like Rayon Vert it should be delicious!! El Cedro that is...
  11. HopAG

    HopAG Savant (475) Texas Sep 22, 2012

    White WHALE bro
  12. jesterkingbeer

    jesterkingbeer Savant (390) Texas Jun 28, 2010

    I'm glad you found it enjoyable, but unlike beers like Boxer's Revenge, Das Uberkind/Wunderkind, Funk Metal, Ol Oi and RU-55 which incorporate locally harvested wild yeast, there's nothing indigenous to the Hill Country about it. It was 100% stainless steel fermentation with cedar spirals added to the tank. The cedar, saison yeast for primary fermentation and the brett for bottle conditioning aren't native ingredients. I get your point, but I just wanted to clarify that El Cedro isn't a native beer with any sense of place or terroir.

    Jeff Stuffings
    Jester King
  13. mhenson42

    mhenson42 Advocate (535) Texas Nov 20, 2011

    Guess where I was today.....


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  14. mhenson42

    mhenson42 Advocate (535) Texas Nov 20, 2011

    The RU-55 and El Cedro were great.
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  15. MightyDog

    MightyDog Aficionado (210) Texas Aug 22, 2012

    El Cedro was great with Stanley's pizza. Paired w sausage and red chiles, it was perfect. I don't think I would drink it as a stand alone though.
  16. tried these yesterday as well, RU-55 was excellent. also picked up some Buddhas from stanleys
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  17. mhenson42

    mhenson42 Advocate (535) Texas Nov 20, 2011

    I was going to do that. I went over early and they had Buddah's, so I figured I'd just pick it up on the way out. When I was leaving, it was all gone. :(
  18. Lutter

    Lutter Advocate (650) Texas Jun 30, 2010

    I usually will purchase beer first when I arrive and have them hold it till I leave. They've been happy to do so.
  19. BK1017

    BK1017 Aficionado (195) Texas Nov 9, 2009

    I was out there on Saturday as well and just wanted to give a few tips to fellow BA's who want to visit:
    • Show up early. The brewery opens at 1:00pm but Stanleys pizza opens at 12:30.
    • Grab a pizza before beer tasting. Seriously. We waited an hour for our pie (which was delicious) after ordering around 2pm.
    • Grab a glass from inside and then hit the tasting tent outside first. That's where they had funk metal, RU-55, bonnie, and weasel for sampling.
    • Have a DD. They give pretty heavy handed samples.
    BK
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  20. Daemose

    Daemose Savant (440) Texas Oct 3, 2011

    Hell yeah on the heavy samples, I'm not complaining though.
  21. when is RU-55 coming out? I really liked that pne
  22. Clonies720

    Clonies720 Initiate (0) Texas Oct 24, 2012

    I have a lead on an entire case of OG black metal if you'd like me to BM you. BTW, does the OG stand for original? I know there's a farmhouse version....
  23. mhenson42

    mhenson42 Advocate (535) Texas Nov 20, 2011

    "
    "Original Gangsta"
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  24. mattchow

    mattchow Savant (370) Texas Jun 24, 2012

    can't wait for the party on the 26th!
  25. HopAG

    HopAG Savant (475) Texas Sep 22, 2012

    You obviously ain't from the HOOD son!
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  26. marshalk

    marshalk Aspirant (40) Texas Jul 28, 2012

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    Happy New Year!
    Can't wait to try the new brews from Jester King this coming year.
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  27. jesterkingbeer

    jesterkingbeer Savant (390) Texas Jun 28, 2010

    Our TABC label approval for RU55 came in the mail yesterday. The beer is labeled and ready to go. We hope to move RU55 out to market very soon.

    As far as draft, RU55 is on at Red's Porch in Austin.

    Jeff Stuffings
    Jester King
  28. omnigrits

    omnigrits Savant (345) Texas Jun 1, 2006

    And very tasty it is too :D
  29. MightyDog

    MightyDog Aficionado (210) Texas Aug 22, 2012

    thank you JK for having this on guest tap this year. I saved the best for last in 2012! Happy New Year to everyone and may 2013 be the best consumption year yet.

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  30. Lutter

    Lutter Advocate (650) Texas Jun 30, 2010

    They always have such great guest taps. Stuff you never see elsewhere.
  31. mattchow

    mattchow Savant (370) Texas Jun 24, 2012

    are you missing the original commercial suicide?
  32. marshalk

    marshalk Aspirant (40) Texas Jul 28, 2012

    I am. I didn't know about Jester King until the original CS was gone from shelves.
  33. DanzBorin

    DanzBorin Initiate (0) Texas Apr 11, 2012

    Also the original Drinkin' and a Boxers.
  34. mattchow

    mattchow Savant (370) Texas Jun 24, 2012

    Ah yes, drinkin. Is there a difference in batch one and two boxers label wise?
  35. DanzBorin

    DanzBorin Initiate (0) Texas Apr 11, 2012

    Drinkin' changed yeast and if I remember correctly, first batch of Boxers wasn't certified organic.
  36. starkmarvelo

    starkmarvelo Savant (490) Texas Jan 20, 2010

    I'd love for Jester King to start using some sort of fruit. I'm having cravings.
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  37. dumptruck81

    dumptruck81 Savant (355) Texas Dec 28, 2011

    I seen it with me own two eyes. Something with fruit is coming
  38. starkmarvelo

    starkmarvelo Savant (490) Texas Jan 20, 2010

    :-D it will be bought in large quantities.
  39. mattchow

    mattchow Savant (370) Texas Jun 24, 2012

    here's mine :D

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    :D
  40. marshalk

    marshalk Aspirant (40) Texas Jul 28, 2012

    Nice collection!

    What's rumored to come out this year in bottles?
    RU-55, El Cedro, Ol' Oi, barrel-aged Gotlandsdrick... A beer with fruit apparently. Any others we know about yet?
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