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Everything Jester King

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

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  1. bentwookie

    bentwookie Initiate (0) Texas Jan 13, 2008

    They have an experimental Wytchmaker barrel blend in the tasting room tomorrow. The Moth list says "Wild Rye IPA" so it is probably some version that we haven't seen before.
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  2. mattquenette

    mattquenette Aficionado (120) Texas Mar 12, 2008

    It is an inoculated version of Wytchmaker.
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  3. Lutter

    Lutter Advocate (650) Texas Jun 30, 2010

    Sour... IPA?

    Weird. I've never heard of such a thing... even as a mistake!
  4. jamescain

    jamescain Advocate (650) Texas Jul 14, 2009

    It doesnt have to be sour to be wild.
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  5. Lutter

    Lutter Advocate (650) Texas Jun 30, 2010

    Duh. My mind immediately goes to sour when I think Jester King. Both Evil Twin & Surly have done well-rated All Brett IPAs.
  6. Lutter

    Lutter Advocate (650) Texas Jun 30, 2010

    Is it bad I had no idea that El Cedro was 8% ABV? That thing drank like it was 4.5%! (that's a compliment)
  7. Clonies720

    Clonies720 Initiate (0) Texas Oct 24, 2012

    I have a bottle of Pliny that arrived to me way older than it should be consumed. So I decided to abuse the hell out of it. "Age" it for a year or so. Expose it to sunlight and changing temps. Should be skunk-tastic!
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  8. rainerschuhsler

    rainerschuhsler Savant (350) Texas May 17, 2012

    What about Real Ale's Mysterium Verum Imperium? It was a soured Lost Gold IPA (and so good).
  9. jesterkingbeer

    jesterkingbeer Savant (390) Texas Jun 28, 2010

    Normally you'd be correct because there's nothing wild about Wytchmaker. However, for The Moth dinner we sent them an experimental keg of Wytchmaker that was a blend of young Wytchmaker and old, sour beer.

    Jeff
  10. jesterkingbeer

    jesterkingbeer Savant (390) Texas Jun 28, 2010

    I wouldn't call it a sour IPA actually, as it's not a long-term, 100% barrel aged beer with souring bacteria. Our goal in making this experimental blend was to introduce some mild acidity and funky notes into Wytchmaker. We wanted to create some flavors in the beer derived from organisms beyond pure cultured, brewers yeast.

    Jeff
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  11. Lutter

    Lutter Advocate (650) Texas Jun 30, 2010

    Whip In has El Cedro... just posted to Twitter.
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  12. how many cases of el cedro are there?
  13. kmello69

    kmello69 Advocate (505) Texas Nov 27, 2011

    Since this is the Everything JK thread, I had to share this here. I'm so happy I might just pee myself a little bit.

    Check out what I found in Bee Cave tonight - an original, 2 label Black Metal that's been refrigerated the whole time! Guy told me they've had it in the cooler, and were just never able to sell it, and this was the last one. Man, this just made my weekend (and while I was there I picked up a Double Bastard for good measure)

    [​IMG]
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  14. Schmuck82

    Schmuck82 Initiate (0) Texas Nov 13, 2008

    Don't drink it all at once. ...or do.
  15. Cablejelly

    Cablejelly Savant (255) Texas Sep 6, 2010

    That's a fantastic hit. I can tell you from experience that the OG Black Metals that have been refrigerated for 2yrs have developed nicely. Long gone are the overpowering alcohol kicks. This really is the pride and joy (or should be) of all the jester king brews. I'd gladly sacrifice every sour and one-off they've brewed and aged since just to get back to this. I have enough of these to not believe the rumor but from what I hear, these trade/sell for $200 a bottle... like I said, I don't believe it but it's what I hear. Regardless, I'm keeping mine ;)
  16. Daemose

    Daemose Savant (450) Texas Oct 3, 2011

    I had a whole case of OG. delicious stuff.
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  17. kmello69

    kmello69 Advocate (505) Texas Nov 27, 2011

    I drank all my non-farmhouse ones, or sent them out in trades, so I just assumed I'd never get to have this one again. Its going in the beer cellar for a special occasion - it very well may be my last one ever.
  18. darocny

    darocny Aficionado (110) Texas Oct 14, 2012

    Why end this great beer? I have two bottles left and I guess that will be the end.
  19. xpimptastikx

    xpimptastikx Initiate (0) Texas Oct 8, 2008

    They're experimental blends today were fantastic, keep it up guys!
    I did prefer the Wytchmaker sour blend over the 50/50 blend of Black Metal and Ol Oi', FWIW.
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  20. Cablejelly

    Cablejelly Savant (255) Texas Sep 6, 2010

    Seeing that you're close, and I can probably grab a few more, I'd have to disagree with you ;)
  21. kmello69

    kmello69 Advocate (505) Texas Nov 27, 2011

    Well do tell! :)
  22. Cablejelly

    Cablejelly Savant (255) Texas Sep 6, 2010

    I can't do that but what I can do is secure them and hand them off for face value ;) I start talking, I lose access. ;)
  23. Danielbt

    Danielbt Savant (380) Texas May 4, 2012

    My single bottle of OG and I are intrigued.
  24. icetrauma

    icetrauma Savant (485) Texas Sep 7, 2004

    You and a bunch of other folks as well.
  25. Lutter

    Lutter Advocate (650) Texas Jun 30, 2010

    OG Black Metal: the beer that never runs out.

    I swear, Jeff & Co. are secretly still brewing this one up and slowly releasing this one out. I've never seen so much of a beer come out of the woodwork over a year after release. :)
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  26. lokieman

    lokieman Savant (475) Oklahoma Jan 20, 2011

    twin liquor....?
  27. UHCougar12

    UHCougar12 Savant (465) Texas Feb 21, 2011

    So are you suggesting I go to my local shop, and scoop up the multiples of OG black metals sitting on the shelf?
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  28. H0rnedFr0gs

    H0rnedFr0gs Savant (425) Texas Mar 12, 2012

    They trade $4$ for limited locals. This is all you should recieve or ask for if you do trade one.

    Side note- if OG Black Metal trades for $200 then King Henry trades for $1,200. And honestly you couldn't trade 6 Black Metals for a single KH.
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  29. ThirdEyePA

    ThirdEyePA Savant (370) Texas Nov 7, 2011

    This upcoming Thursday at Dancing Bear in Waco is Jester King brewery night. They will have RU-55 on draft, El Cedro firkin, Funk Metal, Gotslandrika, and Commercial Suicide in bottles. Keep the glass night and there will also be a food pairing of Chicken & Waffles by Seeder Shak.


    And I'd loooove some OG Black Metal. I haven't had or seen any in a while. I need to make sure I'm keeping an eye out.
  30. Snagged a couple OG Black Metals from Rosedale Market tonight. Had one up front and I dug out another. They were randomly placed within a bunch of farmhouse.
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  31. Phoenix2443

    Phoenix2443 Savant (335) Texas Jan 20, 2010

    They also have thrash metal still
  32. Clonies720

    Clonies720 Initiate (0) Texas Oct 24, 2012

    Can't wait till I get my tax refund this week. Planning a trip down to Austin in the next 1.5-2 weeks, and visiting Jester King. That's the main attraction for me! If any BA's want to meet up for a beer or trade, I'd be down for that.
  33. lokieman

    lokieman Savant (475) Oklahoma Jan 20, 2011

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  34. Daemose

    Daemose Savant (450) Texas Oct 3, 2011

    Yeah lol. Sounds awesome.
  35. TX-Badger

    TX-Badger Champion (795) Texas Jun 14, 2012

    Any sightings of El Cedro in DFW?
  36. mattisloco

    mattisloco Savant (455) Texas Feb 13, 2007

    DAMN!
  37. lokieman

    lokieman Savant (475) Oklahoma Jan 20, 2011

    still hasn't made it outside of Stanley's here in Austin...
  38. bccocx

    bccocx Advocate (685) Texas Jan 13, 2007

    I believe Whip In got it last week, but that was likely self-distribution. I don't think Virtuoso has sent it out yet (or at least I haven't heard)
  39. lokieman

    lokieman Savant (475) Oklahoma Jan 20, 2011

    oh yea you're right they did have a few the other day. Spec's, Sunrise, CM still waiting on distro as of this morning....
  40. Danielbt

    Danielbt Savant (380) Texas May 4, 2012

    Craft Pride's bottle shop has it too. Had it last week, actually, but I don't think they had opened the bottle shop to the public.
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