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Discussion in 'Southwest' started by FUNKPhD, Apr 3, 2012.

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  1. FUNKPhD

    FUNKPhD Initiate (0) Apr 13, 2010 Texas
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    I might have misheard, either way, the tour was awesome and the beers were great!
     
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  2. isitsavage

    isitsavage Initiate (0) Feb 9, 2011 Texas

    The sour Black Metal is fantastic, JK's best sour IMO. Don't knock it 'til you try it, seriously. I especially like it side by side with the reg. BM. I think unless you taste them together they are pretty much totally different from each other, side by side you can pick up some regular BM subtleties in the sour version, really great job I think.
     
  3. isitsavage

    isitsavage Initiate (0) Feb 9, 2011 Texas


    This is awesome news!
     
  4. H0rnedFr0gs

    H0rnedFr0gs Disciple (300) Mar 12, 2012 Texas
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    I had a chance to try all of the JK offerings during the Big Tex Beer Fest (multiple times) and hands down the Sour BM stole the show for me. Hearing that this could become a year rounder, along with Das (I also had my first taste of this on Saturday) and Boxers makes me very very happy. My lady loved the Mad Meg's and was pestering me to find us bottles when avalible.

    All in all it was great to see what the future holds for JK. That corner of the Beer Fest really showed everyone what the future of Texas breweries will look and taste like.

    By the way, I like how we have hijacked the OP's thread.
     
  5. FUNKPhD

    FUNKPhD Initiate (0) Apr 13, 2010 Texas
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    At least I gave it a title that's not too specific haha

    Also, I felt the same way about the sour BM, a little unsure at first, but when I finally tried some at the first anniversary party, holy smokes!
     
  6. bccocx

    bccocx Zealot (553) Jan 13, 2007 Texas
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    Mad Meg has made it to Whip In (2 bottle limit)
     
  7. Ahaley

    Ahaley Initiate (0) Dec 24, 2009 Texas
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    I've looked around and can't find any, anyone know where some is left? Have a buddy coming in to town and want to snag him a bottle since the next release won't be out yet. Thanks!
     
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  8. pawpaw

    pawpaw Initiate (0) Jan 18, 2011 Wisconsin
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    Does this mean that it's been TABC approved and we're waiting on a big first round of distro?
     
  9. canadianghetto

    canadianghetto Initiate (0) Oct 15, 2011 Texas
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    Mad Meg has been approved for a little while, but JK shipped off the first batch to other places. We were waiting for the new batch to be brewed and conditioned before they could release it. I guess it is now ready to drink. Read JKs blog to see the whole situation. We are now actually waiting Beer Geek Rodeo label approval since that one is ready to go in bottles right now.
     
  10. H0rnedFr0gs

    H0rnedFr0gs Disciple (300) Mar 12, 2012 Texas
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    If anyone around DFW knows of any bottles still on the shelves of Das PM me as well. Would be nice to nab one to complete my JK bottle set.
     
  11. pawpaw

    pawpaw Initiate (0) Jan 18, 2011 Wisconsin
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    Wrong.
    Mad Meg has been federally approved for a while, not TABC approved, that's why they shipped the first batch elsewhere.
    It must have just been TABC approved since it was for sale at Whip-In, which means it's only a matter of time before a big first round of distribution occurs.

    In regards to Mad Meg (via the JK blog post that you mentioned):
    "due to the backlog of new labels that they've been registering over the last few months, it's a formality that's now taking 3 weeks or more to complete. In the meantime, we have two options: either we sit on beer that's fully labeled and ready to ship, and legal throughout most of the rest of the US, as well as for export, and await the OK from the TABC to start selling it in Texas, or we sell it somewhere else."

    And I believe somewhere else Jeff mentioned that Beer Geek Rodeo is in bottles, sitting in the war
     
  12. canadianghetto

    canadianghetto Initiate (0) Oct 15, 2011 Texas
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    Not trying to get into a war since you seem testy about my response, but Mad Meg has been label approved (for Texas) for a month or so. See this document:
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    The wait for this beer has not been the fault of TABC. Jester King just had to make another batch and now it is ready and seems will be shipped out like all their other beers. Simple as that.
     
  13. pwsoldier

    pwsoldier Devotee (438) Apr 26, 2007 Texas

    Yes. It should be hitting shelves today and/or tomorrow.
     
  14. bccocx

    bccocx Zealot (553) Jan 13, 2007 Texas
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    Whip In still has some Mad Meg on their shelves. I just picked up two
     
  15. tjmodica

    tjmodica Disciple (323) Oct 2, 2007 Texas
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    The JK bottles I have had are well worth the wait! Thanks for the effort and keep up the good work, I hope to be sharing one of these with my grandchildren one day.
     
  16. kevinscott

    kevinscott Aspirant (227) Oct 21, 2008 Texas

    They had bottles of Mad Meg at Live Oak Market when I stopped by at lunch time this afternoon. Priced at $12.99
     
  17. H0rnedFr0gs

    H0rnedFr0gs Disciple (300) Mar 12, 2012 Texas
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    Mad meg at Kings on Berry St for $10.99. Awesome price, they got two cases today.
     
  18. blatherbeard

    blatherbeard Initiate (0) Sep 30, 2007 Texas

    I will for sure give jeff and co the benefit of the doubt but, for me, a stout should be a stout, period. But, ive also been getting into sours so all bets are off LOL As long as they keep the farmhouse BM(which i do like almost as much as the regular bm that started it all) im happy. If they move to make that permanent in lieu of other styles, it would kind of piss me off really, even if i liked sour bm.
     
  19. isitsavage

    isitsavage Initiate (0) Feb 9, 2011 Texas

    Yeah I mean, I wouldn't want them to replace the regular BM with the sour BM all together (which I seriously doubt they would do) but I don't think anyone that like sours will be disappointed by sour BM.
     
  20. Phoenix2443

    Phoenix2443 Disciple (333) Jan 20, 2010 Texas
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    they also had heaven hill barrels a year ago as I recall. I remember taking a pic, may not have been heaven hill but definitely wasn't jack daniels
     
  21. jesterkingbeer

    jesterkingbeer Aspirant (258) Jun 28, 2010 Texas

    We have no plans to stop brewing Farmhouse Black Metal. The barrel aged, sour Black Metal will be brewed in addition to Farmhouse Black Metal.

    Jeff Stuffings
    Jester King
     
  22. icetrauma

    icetrauma Devotee (479) Sep 7, 2004 Texas

    And y'all will continue to brew the original BM......correct?!
     
  23. jesterkingbeer

    jesterkingbeer Aspirant (258) Jun 28, 2010 Texas

    Yes. We have a few Heaven Hill barrels as well as a few George Dickel. We use these barrels the same as the Jack Daniels barrels and the wine barrels.

    Jeff Stuffings
    Jester King
     
  24. jesterkingbeer

    jesterkingbeer Aspirant (258) Jun 28, 2010 Texas

    No. Several months ago we transitioned to just using French Farmhouse yeast for primary fermentation of all our beers. The original Black Metal brewed with English Dry Ale yeast is retired. Here's a link to a blog post from us with more information on this topic:

    http://jesterkingbrewery.com/the-debut-of-noble-king

    We'd be happy to provide you with the homebrew recipe for the original/English Black Metal.

    Jeff Stuffings
    Jester King
     
  25. pawpaw

    pawpaw Initiate (0) Jan 18, 2011 Wisconsin
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    BTW for all Houstonians, Spec's in Midtown got something like 28 cases of Mad Meg today and it's on the shelf. Same price point as Thrash Metal.
     
  26. pwsoldier

    pwsoldier Devotee (438) Apr 26, 2007 Texas

    Gabriel's got 20 cases of Meg today.
     
  27. pwsoldier

    pwsoldier Devotee (438) Apr 26, 2007 Texas

  28. blatherbeard

    blatherbeard Initiate (0) Sep 30, 2007 Texas

    Thanks for the info and the brews jeff and co.
     
  29. Chuk_Hell

    Chuk_Hell Aspirant (203) Apr 12, 2012 Texas
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    Word up. Plenty of Mad Meg availavble at Central Market Westgate (South) ATX. $10.99.
     
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