Tag: Jester King Brewery

Pale Ales and Painkillers: Why Brewers Find Inspiration in Exotic Cocktails History & Culture by

Influential brewers across the country are both escaping their daily doldrums with exotic explorations and bringing tiki’s tropical flavors and escapist ethos back into the brewhouse.

Tree Beer: Brewing with Wafer Ash Behind the Bines by

Taking a cue from resourceful homebrewers in the past, Jester King Brewery tries replacing hops with the bitter fruit of the wafer ash tree.

Past Perfect: Coolships Take Off Around the Country Tools of the Trade by

While anachronistic, the coolship is now used by more than two dozen breweries across the US to create spontaneously fermented ales in the Lambic tradition.

Appellation Ales: Sipping on the Frontlines of America’s Hybrid Revolution Feature by

There’s a growing wine-beer movement across the country, from the coasts of Oregon to Midwestern prairies and even Texas hill country. Brewhouses stacked high with barrels are increasingly looking and acting like wineries.

Field Studies: Brewers Look to Heritage Grains for Flavor Grain to Glass by

Instead of using mass produced barley, wheat and rye malt, brewers around the country are beginning to look to heritage grains to add character and complexity to their beers—varieties packed with flavor and history.

分桃 (“Fen táo”) by Jester King Label Approval by

For Jester King’s “creative czar” Josh Cockrell, it started with the peach, the base of the beer. When he learned that peaches originated in China, he dug into the country’s folklore and discovered the tale of “The Shared Peach.” A man shares a peach with his same-sex lover, wanting him to share in its beauty.

Kombucha Brew: A New Ingredient Catches On News by

Scattered across the country, a few enterprising brewers have begun working with an unusual ingredient: kombucha, a mildly alcoholic fermented tea. Wild fermenting organisms in the tea help lend uniquely funky and tart flavors to their beers, driving curiosity among consumers.

Craft Beer in the Bible Belt: How Southern Beer Laws Are Stymying the Industry Feature by

Beyond alcohol limits, many Southern states struggle with taxes, breweries operating off-site brewpubs, various antiquated distribution woes, prohibitive homebrewing regulations and much more. But thanks to the region’s proactive beer makers and consumers, many of those laws are beginning to change.

Jester King Brewery From the Source by

The original plan was to build Jester King in an industrial part of Austin, but when a local farmer just outside the city offered his 200-acre farm as a brewery site, the three managing partners accepted. Today, Jester King is producing some of Texas’ most intriguing beers in a style that seems more suited to Belgium than the American Heartland.