Jester King Craft Brewery

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  1. omnigrits

    omnigrits Initiate (0) Jun 1, 2006 Texas

    Yup, and I'm really looking forward to all those Oktoberfests that'll be hitting the shelves around the middle of July :confused:
     
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  2. icetrauma

    icetrauma Devotee (472) Sep 7, 2004 Texas

    And Christmas beers in September. Lol
     
  3. H0rnedFr0gs

    H0rnedFr0gs Disciple (300) Mar 12, 2012 Texas
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    To the JK guys. After catching up on this thread after the repercussions of the law changes have been understood better...I'd like to change my vote against a Reserve system to cautiously optimistic of the idea (although I'm firmly against a trustee system..you gotta show up in person within 3-6months from release otherwise the bottles will be sold at the brewery...might help you market that off day where people can show up for unclaimed allotments)

    Cheers guys regardless of my ramblings, try to give us as much warning for releases as possible so I can schedule time off accordingly.
     
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  4. bccocx

    bccocx Devotee (428) Jan 13, 2007 Texas
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  5. TxUltraRunner

    TxUltraRunner Disciple (352) Aug 16, 2012 Texas
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  6. Lutter

    Lutter Initiate (0) Jun 30, 2010 Texas

    Wish we could have something like The Festival in Texas. Maybe something will change next legislative session.
     
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  7. crusian

    crusian Crusader (738) May 14, 2010 Oregon
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    So... July 1St?
     
  8. Lutter

    Lutter Initiate (0) Jun 30, 2010 Texas

    Nah, that's a "special" session. In special sessions they only cover select topics that the governor picks. I, uh, don't think it's on the agenda.
     
  9. Lutter

    Lutter Initiate (0) Jun 30, 2010 Texas

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  10. mrkmrk

    mrkmrk Initiate (0) Jun 25, 2011 Texas

    Green bottle!
     
  11. crusian

    crusian Crusader (738) May 14, 2010 Oregon
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    Utisthelaws parents grabbed him one in Paris thanks to brandon and Simone!
     
  12. videofrog

    videofrog Defender (645) Nov 13, 2010 Texas
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    Brandon is an awesome BA!! He hooked me up with one as well. Would anyone be offended if I brought it to the regular Austin BA bottle share? I've never been before.
     
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  13. FUNKPhD

    FUNKPhD Initiate (0) Apr 13, 2010 Texas

    Taking beers to shares is always offensive.
     
  14. HookemHops13

    HookemHops13 Initiate (0) Mar 21, 2013 Texas

    I'm confused by what I'm looking at. Is this the same beer just in a green bottle?
     
  15. crusian

    crusian Crusader (738) May 14, 2010 Oregon
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  16. HopAG

    HopAG Initiate (0) Sep 22, 2012 Texas
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  17. Clonies720

    Clonies720 Initiate (0) Oct 24, 2012 Texas

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  18. Clonies720

    Clonies720 Initiate (0) Oct 24, 2012 Texas

    Straight from crusian's link to Jester King: "The recipe for La Petite Princesse was the same as our own recipe for Le Petit Prince Farmhouse Table Beer. However, the malts and hops came from different suppliers, the water came from France, and the yeast was Thiriez’s own house yeast"

    So basically yes and no. Yes same recipe. No because different house yeast, water profile, etc.
     
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  19. jesterkingbeer

    jesterkingbeer Aspirant (258) Jun 28, 2010 Texas

    Haha. I have to be selfish with this one. We only received one bottle!
     
  20. HopAG

    HopAG Initiate (0) Sep 22, 2012 Texas
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    Oh snap! Must of been one hell of a small batch size! Either that or shipping/carrying that back home was complicated as hell!
     
  21. jesterkingbeer

    jesterkingbeer Aspirant (258) Jun 28, 2010 Texas

    We'd be thrilled if there was at least an exception written into Texas law that would allow out of state brewers to bring beer into Texas for a festival without having to pay thousands of dollars, fill out extensive paperwork and submit each beer for lab analysis. The list of breweries at The Festival is ridiculous, and the organizers have told us they'd like to come to Austin but for the laws.
     
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  22. crusian

    crusian Crusader (738) May 14, 2010 Oregon
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    man, that sucks... wish you would have said something sooner. I MIGHT be able to get you some more, let me know.
     
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  23. aschwab

    aschwab Zealot (575) Mar 3, 2009 Texas
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    If only Perry cared about this instead of trying to ruin everything else. :mad:
     
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  24. omnigrits

    omnigrits Initiate (0) Jun 1, 2006 Texas

    I think you're right Jeff, and it's not just the money issue: http://www.pressherald.com/news/beer-fest-organizer-turns-down-2nd-round_2013-06-26.html

    A lot of the strictures and regulations mentioned in that piece are also in the Texas alcoholic beverage code, such as brewers not pouring beer and tickets for beers, plus many more that weren't mentioned. Anyone who's been part of organising any kind of beer festival or event here, and I'm putting my hand up on this count, knows about all the rules and regulations that have to be observed, the hoops that have to jumped through, and being told at the last minute that you can't do something that was perfectly okay at last year's event, or three days ago when you last spoke to the TABC about it. And if you do one small thing wrong they can shut you down right there and then, no questions asked.

    We have a long way to go.
     
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  25. Lutter

    Lutter Initiate (0) Jun 30, 2010 Texas

    I'll be at Jester King tomorrow with Matt Chow in tow... hoping to see some cheap hipster meltdowns of people that don't understand the menu! ;). Will report back!
     
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  26. bccocx

    bccocx Devotee (428) Jan 13, 2007 Texas
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    I'm thinking about coming out, too. Craving some pizza + experimental sour blend. If I'm out there, I'll look for y'all.
     
  27. DanzBorin

    DanzBorin Initiate (0) Apr 11, 2012 Texas

    I'm guessing that hipsters will be extremely mad that they won't get $10 tours. They tend to like cheap beer.
     
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  28. nsheehan

    nsheehan Devotee (457) Jul 3, 2011 Texas
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    Hey there, I'm not a hipster, but I don't want to pay $30-40 to samples all the beers!
    I know $10 isn't enough for all ~12 though. I'm really hoping a good sampler is put together for tomorrow. At least I'm not driving.

    I'll be going with my girlfriend and a buddy, planning to make the first tour. I know my tan-ish RR shirt is clean, so I'll probably wear that.
     
  29. Lutter

    Lutter Initiate (0) Jun 30, 2010 Texas

    Nobody called you a hipster, but I hear the first thing every hipster does is deny they ARE a hipster ;)

    Here's the menu for tomorrow... they DO have 4oz sample sizes of 12 out of 16 beers (all between $2 and $3.50) for tomorrow. And... holy shit, 16 beers. Also (I don't think anyone noticed this): Viking Metal & Commercial Suicide ON CASK.

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    http://jesterkingbrewery.com/files/6.29.13_Menu.pdf
     
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  30. mattchow

    mattchow Disciple (319) Jun 24, 2012 Texas
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    getting a bottle of ol li and a pour of viking metal for sure, maybe experimental sour for the gf.
     
  31. videofrog

    videofrog Defender (645) Nov 13, 2010 Texas
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    I see they have Ol' Oi and the experimental sour available in bottles. Anybody know if Stanley's will have those available for off-site consumption?
     
  32. Lutter

    Lutter Initiate (0) Jun 30, 2010 Texas

    I'll let ya know, but I'm guessing not.
     
  33. lndsy

    lndsy Initiate (0) Dec 6, 2012 Texas

    Do you go to Jester King every day?!
     
  34. Daemose

    Daemose Devotee (426) Oct 3, 2011 Texas
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    Pretty sure not.
     
  35. FUNKPhD

    FUNKPhD Initiate (0) Apr 13, 2010 Texas

    I don't think I'll be making it. I might have consumed copious amounts of fajitas, ribs, Modelo, and tequila last night.:confused:
     
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  36. Lutter

    Lutter Initiate (0) Jun 30, 2010 Texas

    I would if they were open every day. ;)

    I tend to meet with people there a lot for obvious reasons.
     
  37. mattchow

    mattchow Disciple (319) Jun 24, 2012 Texas
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    It was a fucking hot day today, nice to meet you Lutter!
     
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  38. Daemose

    Daemose Devotee (426) Oct 3, 2011 Texas
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    It was 104 today on my porch.
     
  39. mattchow

    mattchow Disciple (319) Jun 24, 2012 Texas
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    Thanks Michael for the taste of Goose Island King Henry and BA Bigfoot!
     
  40. mrkmrk

    mrkmrk Initiate (0) Jun 25, 2011 Texas

    OH GOD WHY DIDN'T I COME UP
     
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