Jester King & Ron Pattinson: Pattinson Porter

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  1. M-Fox24

    M-Fox24 Savant (922) Mar 17, 2013 New Jersey
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    JESTER KING COLLABS WITH BEER WRITER RON PATTINSON ON PATTINSON PORTER



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    Ron Pattinson visited back in March to speak at the brewery and collaborate on a beer. He brought with him a rare historical recipe for an East German Porter from the early to mid 20th century. These porters were heavily toasted, highly hopped, and brettanomyces refermented. As a take on this recipe, we pitched our mixed culture which contains several strains of brettanomyces rather than refermenting with brettanomyces.

    Pattinson Porter was brewed in March with Texas Hill Country well water, Weyermann Munich, Caramunich, Carafa III, Blacklands Brownfield, and Liberty hops. We then fermented the beer for a little over 6 weeks in stainless steel. We bottled and kegged this beer in May and let it condition in its vessel for an additional 11 weeks.

    From co-founder Jeffrey Stuffings:

    “Working with Ron Pattinson was a real honor for us at Jester King. He’s someone we’ve looked up to for years and learned a lot about beer from. History can easily be lost forever, so we’re grateful for Ron’s effort to preserve it when it comes to beer. Ron is also one of the most entertaining and engaging people we know in the beer world, so it was a real pleasure to host him at Jester King, brew with him, and have him lecture on the history of sour beer in Germany.”

    With the release of Pattinson Porter, will have a limited amount of Feral Dampf available. Feral Dampf is our collaboration with Local Option back in 2016, inspired by a dampfbier, another rare, little known, and practically extinct German beer-style.

    Pattinson Porter has an ABV of 8.4%. It will be available by the glass and in bottles-to-go ($13/750mL). Around 1,700 bottles are available with no bottle limit. We anticipate distribution of this beer.



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    Pattinson also recently contributed to SMOD’s (Saint Mars of the Desert) take on an 1832 Mild Ale. Unfortunately, no distro here -

     
  2. JackHorzempa

    JackHorzempa Poo-Bah (4,096) Dec 15, 2005 Pennsylvania
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  3. rgordon

    rgordon Savant (959) Apr 26, 2012 North Carolina

    Will someone in Texas send me one, he said shamelessly?
     
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  4. TongoRad

    TongoRad Poo-Bah (2,627) Jun 3, 2004 New Jersey
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    Wow!

    While we're at it, there should be more beers like this :wink:
     
  5. Giantspace

    Giantspace Crusader (713) Dec 22, 2011 Pennsylvania

    This sounds awesome

    I would love a bottle, my eyes are on the lookout

    Enjoy
     
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  6. stevepat

    stevepat Defender (693) Mar 12, 2013 California
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    Awesome, love breweries like Jester King that push the envelope and respect the history. I will definitely ask after this at the one local spot where I sometimes see JK beers. And thanks and congrats to mr pattinson on this awesome undertaking
     
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  7. bleakies

    bleakies Disciple (361) Apr 11, 2011 Massachusetts

    Pattinson also recently contributed to SMOD’s (Saint Mars of the Desert) take on an 1832 Mild Ale. Unfortunately, no distro here -
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    And of course St Mars of the Desert is the new Sheffield UK brewery opened by the couple who brought us Pretty Things. I'd love to sample their stuff.

    And I wish this Pattinson-Jester King collaboration were accessible to me as well.

    I like reading Pattinson's blog. Edifying.
     
  8. Bitterbill

    Bitterbill Poo-Bah (6,678) Sep 14, 2002 Wyoming
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    Yes! The Brett!
     
  9. Jaycase

    Jaycase Meyvn (1,279) Jan 13, 2007 Illinois
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    That's a sharp label. Dig the vintage look.

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  10. Spaten454

    Spaten454 Disciple (363) Aug 23, 2012 Texas
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    I'd buy a bottle just for the label.
     
  11. eppCOS

    eppCOS Savant (962) Jun 27, 2015 Colorado
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    Hubba
    Hubba
    Hubba
    Howdy...
    WILL SEEK.
     
  12. thebeers

    thebeers Poo-Bah (2,605) Sep 10, 2014 Pennsylvania
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    Can someone please add this beer to the directory? I want to add it to my wants!
     
  13. Snowcrash000

    Snowcrash000 Poo-Bah (1,967) Oct 4, 2017 Germany
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    Done. Baltic Porter seemed the most appropriate style choice.
     
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  14. thebeers

    thebeers Poo-Bah (2,605) Sep 10, 2014 Pennsylvania
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    Thanks. I wasn't sure what to list it under. It's in my wants now.
     
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  15. Ranbot

    Ranbot Champion (868) Nov 27, 2006 Pennsylvania
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    I like the history and it sounds like a good beer too. I'll keep an eye out for it.

    Maybe @patto1ro will chime in on the style choice?
     
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  16. JackHorzempa

    JackHorzempa Poo-Bah (4,096) Dec 15, 2005 Pennsylvania
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    This may be interesting! :popcorn:

    Cheers!
     
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  17. Snowcrash000

    Snowcrash000 Poo-Bah (1,967) Oct 4, 2017 Germany
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    This is obviously a pretty unique beer that's difficult to categorize but out of the styles currently available on BA, Baltic Porter certainly seemed like the closest match ¯\_(ツ)_/¯.
     
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  18. Ranbot

    Ranbot Champion (868) Nov 27, 2006 Pennsylvania
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    I'm not criticizing the choice. I just thought Ron's thoughts on it might be interesting.
     
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  19. Snowcrash000

    Snowcrash000 Poo-Bah (1,967) Oct 4, 2017 Germany
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    Oh, he's the actual guy? Well, this should be interesting then :sweat_smile:.
     
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  20. Ranbot

    Ranbot Champion (868) Nov 27, 2006 Pennsylvania
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  21. JackHorzempa

    JackHorzempa Poo-Bah (4,096) Dec 15, 2005 Pennsylvania
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    I have my popcorn ready. How about you?

    Cheers!
     
  22. Snowcrash000

    Snowcrash000 Poo-Bah (1,967) Oct 4, 2017 Germany
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    I'm certainly quite interested in gaining a more in-depth understanding of this historical East German style.
     
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  23. JackHorzempa

    JackHorzempa Poo-Bah (4,096) Dec 15, 2005 Pennsylvania
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    And that may happen too!:wink:

    Cheers!
     
  24. JackHorzempa

    JackHorzempa Poo-Bah (4,096) Dec 15, 2005 Pennsylvania
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  25. rgordon

    rgordon Savant (959) Apr 26, 2012 North Carolina

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  26. Snowcrash000

    Snowcrash000 Poo-Bah (1,967) Oct 4, 2017 Germany
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    We actually used to have a unique kind of Porter in Cologne called a "Knupp", which goes back to the 15th century and has been largely forgotten these days, although it allegedly used to be quite a popular alternative to Kölsch back in the day.

    Freigeist Bierkultur, in collaboration with Against the Grain have brewed an example of it, as well as a microbrewery just outside of Cologne, which is quite good actually.

    https://www.beeradvocate.com/beer/profile/26850/336480/

    https://www.beeradvocate.com/beer/profile/53838/370048/
     
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  27. JackHorzempa

    JackHorzempa Poo-Bah (4,096) Dec 15, 2005 Pennsylvania
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    I just had to point out from your review:

    “Great example of the style, as far as I can tell. I'll have this over Kölsch any day of the week for sure!:wink:

    Prost!
     
  28. Snowcrash000

    Snowcrash000 Poo-Bah (1,967) Oct 4, 2017 Germany
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    Sure, because Kölsch sucks :stuck_out_tongue:!
     
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  29. JackHorzempa

    JackHorzempa Poo-Bah (4,096) Dec 15, 2005 Pennsylvania
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    Well, I am a fan of Kölsch beers so...

    The 'good news' of this discussion is that you have motivated me to drink one of my homebrewed Kölsch beers. Happy Hour (Zeit) has officially begun.:slight_smile:

    Cheers!
     
  30. stevepat

    stevepat Defender (693) Mar 12, 2013 California
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    Super cool articles and cool to see that Mr Pattinson got to be the one to help bring the style back
     
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  31. Bitterbill

    Bitterbill Poo-Bah (6,678) Sep 14, 2002 Wyoming
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    I reckon Ron is THE beer recipe bloke.
     
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  32. zid

    zid Meyvn (1,311) Feb 15, 2010 New York
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    This is not at all a slight against the people involved in this (or the beer), but it’s a bit funny to have it come from Jester King - one of the most fanatical craft breweries when it comes to making beer that’s tied to their "time, place, and people.” No surprise that they are doing “a take” on the recipe by using their signature house mixed culture. That's what they do.

    Having said that, I never have unrealistic ideas about fidelity with things like this and I'll eagerly buy any beer that Ron is involved with. I'll also buy the resulting beers when brewers simply take one of his published recipes, but it's clearly way better when the approach is so far in the other direction that they'll use his name in the marketing. Cheers Ron. Keep 'em coming.
     
  33. jmdrpi

    jmdrpi Poo-Bah (6,141) Dec 11, 2008 Pennsylvania
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    I miss the Pretty Things historical series of beers. Those were all both interesting and tasty.
     
  34. TongoRad

    TongoRad Poo-Bah (2,627) Jun 3, 2004 New Jersey
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    They sure were!

    But I'm also thinking more broadly. Since there seem to be any number of breweries producing "wild ales" these days it's kind of disappointing to see so few takes on the brett/porter flavor profile. Especially considering its historical mass appeal.
     
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  35. stevepat

    stevepat Defender (693) Mar 12, 2013 California
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    You might be able to find some of the interesting historical recipes that against the grain does or if Louisville. I've seen a few canned
     
  36. JSullivan

    JSullivan Initiate (28) Aug 18, 2010 Massachusetts

    For the homebrewers out there, Ron sells several books with historic recipes. I have Let's Brew! I've done several old recipes from it and they've been really cool.
     
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  37. zid

    zid Meyvn (1,311) Feb 15, 2010 New York
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    Well, this came out not too long ago... and it's freakin' killing me (!!!) that I can't get a bottle of it. Driving me crazy. It appeals to me more than the Jester King beer. It's the second Pattinson / Goose Island beer (this one w/ Derek Prentice) - Obadiah Poundage, a blend of fresh and aged porter brewed with brett and brown malt made for the project.

    https://www.chicagotribune.com/dini...oose-island-historical-porter-0501-story.html

     
  38. NeroFiddled

    NeroFiddled Poo-Bah (10,897) Jul 8, 2002 Pennsylvania
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    Ron Pattinson is my hero.
     
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  39. TongoRad

    TongoRad Poo-Bah (2,627) Jun 3, 2004 New Jersey
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    Man, that sounds incredible too. If I ever was to commission a beer, I bet it would be just like that :sunglasses:.
     
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  40. zid

    zid Meyvn (1,311) Feb 15, 2010 New York
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    When I first tried to get that beer, I thought I'd get one for you too. Guess I had you figured out. :wink: As it turned out, I had no luck getting even one for myself.
     
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