Thursday, November 11, 2010

Fancy Brew From Jester King Out Soon

[Update: In the original version of this post, the headline stated that this is Jester King's first commercial release. Turns out I'm about two weeks behind. JK's Jeffrey Stuffings tells me: "We've had Wytchmaker Rye IPA and Commercial Suicide Dark Mild (not the whiskey barrel aged version) out around town and in a few places in DFW and Houston for about two weeks. At the moment, we're at Draught House, Whip-In, Black Star Co-op and Uncle Billy's."]

Press release from Jester King:
JESTER KING WHISKEY BARREL COMMERCIAL SUICIDE
READY FOR RELEASE

Austin, Texas – Jester King Craft Brewery is set to release a whiskey barrel aged version of Commercial Suicide Oaked Dark Mild. We filled three George Dickel Tennessee Whiskey barrels with Commercial Suicide and let it age. The beer is now ready for release, and we hope to have it in bars beginning this weekend and going into next week.

The base beer, Commercial Suicide, is a blend of 70% dark mild and 30% dark mild aged in medium toast, Kentucky oak barrels (new barrels, not whiskey). At 3.3% ABV, we set out to pack as much flavor as possible into a true session ale. The malted barley and hops in the beer are all English. Here are the ingredients and specs on the base beer:

OG: 1.041
FG: 1.016
IBU: 18
ABV: ~3.3%
SRM: 18
Malts: Crisp Maris Otter, Crisp Brown, Simpsons Caramalt, Simpsons Extra Dark Crystal, Crisp Pale Chocolate
Hops: East Kent Golding
Yeast: English Dry Ale

We have ten kegs and two firkins of Whiskey Barrel Commercial Suicide set for release.

2 comments:

tthorn said...

Lee,

This is actually the third release for Jester King. Wytchmaker IPA and the 'regular' edition of Commercial Suicide English Mild are at places like Whip-In, Draught House, Black Star, and Uncle Billy's now.

Best,
Tom

SimpleCityLife said...

Lee- Love the post. Love your blog post tag line even more- A place for the unrepentant beer snob. Perfection!