Jester King Synthesis Analogous

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  1. CheChe

    CheChe Initiate (0) Aug 4, 2014 Texas

    We’re excited to introduce Jester King Synthesis Analogous, a blend of farmhouse ales — one refermented with raspberries and one refermented with blackberries — aged in Spanish sherry barrels!

    Our inspiration for Synthesis Analogous came from multiple sources. A few years ago, we began doingsecond refermentations of some of the fruits we use to make our beer. For instance, we conduct a second refermentation of the raspberries from Atrial Rubicite to make La Vie en Rose, and a second refermentation of cherries from Montmorency vs. Balaton to make Detritivore. We noticed these fruits still had a lot of character left in them after the first refermentation, so we refermented them a second time. We also noticed his passage from Cantillon’s website, which piqued our interest and inspired us to experiment with second fruit refermentations:

    “Two barrels of Kriek from the first extraction and two from the second are pumped into a huge barrel. (The second extraction is obtained by filling the barrel for a second time in order to extract as much from the fruits as possible).”

    A second source of inspiration came from another famous Lambic brewery in Belgium — Brouwerij Drie Fonteinen. We had the good fortune to enjoy their Hommage, which is a special blend of Lambics refermented with raspberries and cherries. We were inspired by Drie Fonteinen to blend beers that had been refermented with different fruits.

    As far as our process for Synthesis Analogous, in May of 2014 we took the blackberries from Nocturn Chrysalis Blend No. 2 and refermented them a second time with relatively young farmhouse ale. The resulting beer was pleasant and enjoyable, but the character from the aged hops in the young farmhouse ale needed more time to mellow. Rather than age the beer by itself, we decided to blend it with La Vie en Rose and mature it in Spanish sherry barrels. We felt the nutty, caramel character from the sherry barrels would add a nice roundness to the blend over time. The ratio of the blend was 2:1 in favor of the beer refermented with blackberries from Nocturn Chrysalis. It matured in sherry barrels for over a year prior to packaging this July.

    Synthesis Analogous was brewed with Hill Country well water, barley, wheat, oats, and hops. It was fermented with our mixed culture of microorganisms consisting of brewers yeast and native yeast and bacteria harvested from the air and wildflowers around our brewery, and refermented with raspberries and blackberries. It was packaged in July of 2015 and is unfiltered, unpasteurized, and 100% naturally conditioned. At the time of bottling, it was 5.6% alcohol by volume, 1.003 specific gravity (0.75 degrees Plato), and 14 IBU.

    Synthesis Analogous will be released when our tasting room opens at 4pm on Friday, September 18th. It is our first beer packaged in 750ml bottles similar in style to the 500ml bottles we use for our fruit refermentations. About 1,200 bottles will be available ($20/750ml bottle) with a limit of one per customer per day. We do not anticipate it being available beyond Jester King, aside from a few special events.

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  2. Cowboys9

    Cowboys9 Initiate (0) Jan 30, 2009 Texas

    good lord
  3. MLDucky

    MLDucky Defender (628) Oct 12, 2013 Texas

    let the :grimacing::grimacing::grimacing::grimacing::grimacing::grimacing: begin. Sounds delicious, I'll actually be in town for this one!
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  4. joeyfeets

    joeyfeets Initiate (118) Aug 14, 2014 New York

    Them hype berries doe. 1200 @ 1 per. One weekend or nah???
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  5. ElChuques

    ElChuques Initiate (0) Oct 8, 2014 Arkansas

    Yes, this will sell out this weekend, and there will be a line.
    Also, we know how you feel about single bottle limits, so spare us.

    This beer sounds amazing. I will be looking to secure a bottle from the friends I left in TX.

    (This was meant generally, and not directed at the post above. Pure coincidence.)
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  6. Pldevo

    Pldevo Initiate (0) Jul 25, 2015 New Hampshire

    sounds spectacular.
  7. gtermi

    gtermi Initiate (0) Apr 21, 2010 Texas

    Damn, I'll be there Sunday afternoon. I'm sure it'll be all gone by then
  8. joeyfeets

    joeyfeets Initiate (118) Aug 14, 2014 New York

    No offense taken! You forgot to include thoughts about the parking lot, costume changes & making sure your grandma is hydrated.
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  9. dumptruck81

    dumptruck81 Initiate (0) Dec 28, 2011 Texas

    Second use fruits typically don't create as much hype.
  10. ExperimentalAles

    ExperimentalAles Initiate (97) May 24, 2012 Texas

    I'm curious how much Jesterking pays its suppliers for the glass alone? I would be interested to know how much the glass costs for each type of bottle JK uses. Jeff, do you guys share that info? No hidden agenda, just honestly curious.

    The beers looks great, keep up the great work!
  11. FalconCount

    FalconCount Initiate (0) Sep 1, 2013 Texas

    Jeff addressed that here:

  12. MLDucky

    MLDucky Defender (628) Oct 12, 2013 Texas

    Good call, forecasted high of 97
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  13. wiingman

    wiingman Initiate (175) Aug 22, 2013 Texas

    Ask their supplier?
  14. jesterkingbeer

    jesterkingbeer Aspirant (211) Jun 28, 2010 Texas

    750ml = $0.69/bottle
    500ml = $0.45/bottle
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  15. Phoenix2443

    Phoenix2443 Initiate (0) Jan 20, 2010 Texas

    A. Will this be on draft all?

    B. What are the chances this makes it to saturday at 2?
  16. jesterkingbeer

    jesterkingbeer Aspirant (211) Jun 28, 2010 Texas

    No draft or cask. Just bottle sales.
  17. MLDucky

    MLDucky Defender (628) Oct 12, 2013 Texas

    That's actually a great over/under, 2 p.m. Saturday. I think it makes it. But I've been wrong many times before on here.
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  18. mgr78704

    mgr78704 Initiate (0) Oct 28, 2013 Texas

    I say it sells out Sunday
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  19. wiingman

    wiingman Initiate (175) Aug 22, 2013 Texas

    I think this is accurate. This is similar to la vie or detritivore, and while those are popular, they don't produce the crazy crowds that something like Atrial will. The $20 price tag will also slow things down a bit I'd imagine. My guess is that it lasts until late Saturday evening or early Sunday.
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  20. Avelasquez80

    Avelasquez80 Initiate (0) Jul 9, 2015 Texas

    Yeah I agree.....while the $20 seems a little steep, I have a feeling it'll be gone by Saturday afternoon/evening.
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  21. texascheesemonger

    texascheesemonger Initiate (0) Nov 23, 2014 Texas

    I was thinking 20 bucks was a good price if I paid 16 for Fen Tao.
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  22. jesterkingbeer

    jesterkingbeer Aspirant (211) Jun 28, 2010 Texas

    I agree that $20 for a 750ml bottle of beer is expensive. Whether that price is reasonable I suppose is in the eye of the beholder. In justifying the price, I'd primarily point to the time involved in making the beer (~16 months). Time is the most expensive ingredient. - Jeff
  23. Chadzero

    Chadzero Initiate (42) Dec 20, 2008 Texas

    Are there any reasons other than aesthetics for moving to the genie shaped 750 over the traditional? I have a ton of your bottles I use for homebrewing, and am curious if there are other benefits such as higher CO2 vol tolerance.
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  24. jesterkingbeer

    jesterkingbeer Aspirant (211) Jun 28, 2010 Texas

    Not that I'm aware of. It was an aesthetic choice.
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  25. icetrauma

    icetrauma Devotee (489) Sep 7, 2004 Texas

    Admit it, you just want to sing Genie in a Bottle.
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  26. wiingman

    wiingman Initiate (175) Aug 22, 2013 Texas

    No complaints about the price at all. If anything, I think you guys are extremely fair in your pricing. I just meant that as the price goes up, there will be people who are only mildly curious or perhaps purely buying for speculation that will either decide not to buy, or bring less mules.
  27. jamescain

    jamescain Initiate (0) Jul 14, 2009 Texas

    Most of the hype is extracted during the first usage.
  28. Abbbp

    Abbbp Crusader (741) Mar 9, 2013 Texas

    But just in case, I'm already in line...
  29. jbeezification

    jbeezification Initiate (0) Jun 6, 2012 Texas

    I'm planning on bringing my daughters, who are not quite 21 yet and buy bottles for them. Do you guys have smaller sized hand stamps? What's the procedure for making sure a 1 year old doesn't get through the line twice.
  30. Avelasquez80

    Avelasquez80 Initiate (0) Jul 9, 2015 Texas

    Oh yeah no doubt, time is a valuable thing.
  31. luisfrancisco

    luisfrancisco Initiate (166) Dec 1, 2009 Mexico

  32. joeyfeets

    joeyfeets Initiate (118) Aug 14, 2014 New York

    I'd take the over on that action. If I was the house, I'd push that line towards close on Saturday.

    Someone needs to make DraftKings but for beer sellouts instead of sports.
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  33. MLDucky

    MLDucky Defender (628) Oct 12, 2013 Texas

    I'm on board for that. As with any good sportsbook, I think the line is shifting... towards the 5 p.m. mark. 5 and the hook to be exact.
  34. sethsticles

    sethsticles Initiate (62) May 6, 2014 California

    I'd say you're a bargain considering how much Rare Barrel, SARA, Bruery, Cascade, [...] cost. The list could go on of sours/farmhouse that are more expensive but not necessarily more delicious. Here's to hoping I get a chance to try this one! The re-refermentations are my favorites.
  35. tony2beers

    tony2beers Initiate (0) Feb 17, 2015 Texas

    I'm saying this lasts into Sunday. Texas Brewer's Festival is Saturday plus a couple of other things going on that day too, unless people make a drunken rally to JK after festival is over, this one goes into Sunday.
  36. LittleDog

    LittleDog Initiate (0) Dec 19, 2014 Texas

    Indeed, "they" say time is money. I believe "they" miss the mark. You can always get more money; whereas there are times you get no more time.
  37. starkmarvelo

    starkmarvelo Disciple (376) Jan 20, 2010 Texas

    What an excellent photo.
  38. videofrog

    videofrog Zealot (549) Nov 13, 2010 Texas

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  39. ElChuques

    ElChuques Initiate (0) Oct 8, 2014 Arkansas

    Time does not respect that which is made without it.

    For all you plebs who didn't waste six years studying French. Shoutout to all the teachers who made this moment possible. I finally used it!!!!!
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  40. starkmarvelo

    starkmarvelo Disciple (376) Jan 20, 2010 Texas

    It makes talking to Canadians more fun, eh.
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