Everything Jester King

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

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  1. SWChi

    SWChi Initiate (175) Oct 25, 2012 Illinois

    Currently in SA...can't seem to find any JK..went to the local Gabriels(near 410 & Poteet Jourdanton Fwy)and the guy never heard of JK or Freetail..already hit up Freetail yesterday...anywhere close to pick up any JK? There's an HEB Plus down the street so was going to try that...thanks.
     
  2. starkmarvelo

    starkmarvelo Disciple (370) Jan 20, 2010 Texas
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    Well, that Gabriel's ain't worth a shit then. I reccomend Specs 1604 & IH 35, Specs De Zavala, Gabriel's at 1604 & Blanco (which is about a mile or two away from Freetail & has a Whole Foods around the corner. Though HEB plus should have some. Also HEB Alon is a good spot. What are you looking for?
     
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  3. SWChi

    SWChi Initiate (175) Oct 25, 2012 Illinois

    Just wanted to try some JK brews out...thanks for the info...
     
  4. jamescain

    jamescain Savant (991) Jul 14, 2009 Texas
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    The 1604 gabriels is the only one worth going to in SA. Central Market should also have JK as well as, HEB Alon Market.
     
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  5. kmello69

    kmello69 Defender (617) Nov 27, 2011 Texas
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    That person should be immediately fired from their job.
     
  6. SWChi

    SWChi Initiate (175) Oct 25, 2012 Illinois

    The guy asked me -Where's Freetail? I said um here in SA...he said Oh..
     
  7. starkmarvelo

    starkmarvelo Disciple (370) Jan 20, 2010 Texas
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    Well, just cause you work in the beer department doesn't mean you know much about beer. Just what your distributor tells you. I can forgive not knowing about Freetail since they don't distribute (yet :) ), but Jester King? C'mon man!
     
  8. Phoenix2443

    Phoenix2443 Disciple (332) Jan 20, 2010 Texas
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    Any funk metal left in Austin? Looking for two bottles
     
  9. lokieman

    lokieman Initiate (0) Jan 20, 2011 Oklahoma

    Round Rock Specs had some the other day if you're up north...
     
  10. Daemose

    Daemose Devotee (426) Oct 3, 2011 Texas
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    I am not good with descriptions, but... Sour, yet refreshing, a little sweetly bready, slightly oaky, faintly saison-ish. One of my favorites. If you've had a Gueuze, it's pretty similar, with more malt and sweetness.

    This is just my experience, some may disagree or think I'm tasting a completely different beer than them. It's probably because I can't smell very well.
     
  11. ChrisYarborough

    ChrisYarborough Initiate (176) Oct 16, 2012 Texas

    picked up a boxers revenge yesterday at specs smith st.. cant wait to try this one for the first time
     
  12. HookemHops13

    HookemHops13 Initiate (0) Mar 21, 2013 Texas

    Nice how many they have? Will have to swing by and grab some. Heard great things...
     
  13. ChrisYarborough

    ChrisYarborough Initiate (176) Oct 16, 2012 Texas

    i actually did not see how many they had. A friend grabbed 2 while I was over in the tequila section. But I did see on specs twitter feed yesterday that they found two cases in the back that were hidden.
     
  14. tx_beer_man

    tx_beer_man Initiate (176) Jan 22, 2013 Texas
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    Yeah, when visiting two weeks ago, I went to a downtown liquor store and asked if they had Ranger Creek. They had no clue they produced beer.
     
  15. rainerschuhsler

    rainerschuhsler Disciple (376) May 17, 2012 Texas
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    I finally got around to answering my own question, in case anyone else is interested. Batch 2, to me, seems very, very similar to batch 1, and not as similar as I remember it to being on draft. Oh well. The cedar is very pronounced. This batch might be a tad bit more citrusy and maybe a tad hoppier, but this comparison is only based off memory. So in other words, it's pretty much the same beer.
     
  16. ChrisYarborough

    ChrisYarborough Initiate (176) Oct 16, 2012 Texas

    if you find a bottle of boxers revenge grab it! just drank one for the first time and love it. so much complexity going on. many many layers of flavors that work very well together. sour, chardonnay, fruits, tart, hop, yeast, etc..
     
  17. IPAnut

    IPAnut Initiate (0) Nov 15, 2012 Texas

    How long will jk sours last on my shelf??
    Got me ru55 funk and boxers
     
  18. Lutter

    Lutter Initiate (0) Jun 30, 2010 Texas

    Years.
     
  19. kmello69

    kmello69 Defender (617) Nov 27, 2011 Texas
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    Not long, because you're going to want to drink them. :)
     
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  20. HookemHops13

    HookemHops13 Initiate (0) Mar 21, 2013 Texas

    Good and bad to hear. This now gives me very little excuse to to go get multiple bottles of each. However with the house/honeymoon/wedding I really need to save some cash... Decisions decisions ..
     
  21. Lutter

    Lutter Initiate (0) Jun 30, 2010 Texas

    Don't worry. They'll make more.
     
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  22. Clonies720

    Clonies720 Initiate (0) Oct 24, 2012 Texas

    lol. D&Q posted that he has more OG Black Metal. WHERE IS IT ALL COMING FROM?!?!?
     
  23. rainerschuhsler

    rainerschuhsler Disciple (376) May 17, 2012 Texas
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    I was at Premium Draught last week and I saw they had bottles of Black Metal with up-side-down labels. I asked about them and their explanation wasn't exactly clear to me. They said something about their distributor having a ton of OG bottles without labels and that they delivered the bottles and the labels separately. Premium Draught put the labels on up side down to distinguish the OG bottles from the Farmhouse. Makes no sense to me.
     
  24. tx_beer_man

    tx_beer_man Initiate (176) Jan 22, 2013 Texas
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    Wondering the difference btw OG and farmhouse. I was at the brewery two weekends ago and they said original Black Metal won't be produced again. Is this the OG?
     
  25. tx_beer_man

    tx_beer_man Initiate (176) Jan 22, 2013 Texas
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    Nvm, got it == original
     
  26. rainerschuhsler

    rainerschuhsler Disciple (376) May 17, 2012 Texas
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    OG=Original Black Metal. It was made with an English yeast strain. The current Farmhouse Black Metal uses a saison yeast.
     
  27. Clonies720

    Clonies720 Initiate (0) Oct 24, 2012 Texas

    I wish they'd go back to English. Dat flavor is so unique and lovely. F. I wanna go buy a bunch of OG Black Metal now...
     
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  28. tofuspeedstar

    tofuspeedstar Initiate (185) Jul 12, 2012 Texas
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    D&Q also tweeted they have El Cedro back in stock.
     
  29. mrkmrk

    mrkmrk Initiate (0) Jun 25, 2011 Texas

    Me neither, because the labels are different.

    ...Unless they're the new labels. Then that makes sense, aside from the whole separate shipment business.
     
  30. Lutter

    Lutter Initiate (0) Jun 30, 2010 Texas

    Jeff is totally still secretly making OG Black Metal under cover of night for the Houston market.

    I'm starting to wonder where this magical Houston OGBM stockpile is.
     
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  31. mrkmrk

    mrkmrk Initiate (0) Jun 25, 2011 Texas

    A friend gave me money to buy him one next time I'm in Houston.

    ...I'll probably also get another for me. Man. It's just so good! And it's all been aged for at least a year and a half!
     
  32. FUNKPhD

    FUNKPhD Initiate (0) Apr 13, 2010 Texas

    DNQ got some unlabel, dust covered ones today. Seriously about an inch of dust on those bad boys. Fat and skinny caps, so pretty sure two different batches, if anyone cares.
     
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  33. greenspointexas

    greenspointexas Champion (843) Jan 16, 2011 Texas
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    Gin Barrel-Aged Gotlandstricka? I think this beer needs more Juniper.....[​IMG]
     
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  34. FUNKPhD

    FUNKPhD Initiate (0) Apr 13, 2010 Texas

    BT tomorrow night?
     
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  35. greenspointexas

    greenspointexas Champion (843) Jan 16, 2011 Texas
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    haha, totally would, but have cases at 0530 on Friday morning
     
  36. Clonies720

    Clonies720 Initiate (0) Oct 24, 2012 Texas

    Gin-Barrel Aged SOUR Gotlandsdricka bro!!!!!! That actually sounds kind of disgusting, but I'll admit my curiosity is piqued and I'll definitely buy at least 3 bottles.
     
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  37. FUNKPhD

    FUNKPhD Initiate (0) Apr 13, 2010 Texas

    I wasn't asking if you'd be around, just your beer ;)
     
  38. IPAnut

    IPAnut Initiate (0) Nov 15, 2012 Texas

    Didn't like the gotlandsdricka tasted like smokey cheese
     
  39. FUNKPhD

    FUNKPhD Initiate (0) Apr 13, 2010 Texas

    You don't like smokey cheese? o_O
     
  40. ChanceK

    ChanceK Initiate (0) Feb 13, 2012 Texas

    Saw some El Cedro for $9.99 today. Isn't that pretty cheap?
     
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