In a converted ranch outside of Austin, Texas, two brothers founded Jester King Craft Brewing in the fall of 2010. Since then, the brewery has been whole-heartedly taking on the project of transforming Texan beer culture and policy alike. Using recycled rainwater and as many local and organic ingredients as possible, Jester King revives traditional farmhouse styles with a light Texan touch.
Jester King ages many of its beers in oak barrels and allows its beers a second fermentation in bottles. The most triumphant of Jester King's acts of beer innovation, however, may have been last fall, when the brewery filed a law suit against the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission for limiting the brewery's freedom to communicate freely with customers about their products. Jester King came out victorious, paving the way for all Texas breweries to properly and legally classify and sell their beers.
This is a traditional farmhouse table beer - a historical stand-in for water to be served with meals. In following with tradition, it is an extraordinarily light-bodied beer made with European hops. It has a hazy, pale straw appearance with a thin head and a light, floral, lemony hop aroma. Its taste is thin, tart, and refreshing.
This "hoppy farmhouse ale" has many of the characteristics and ingredients of the Petit Prince, amplified to make a slightly bolder beer. It has a mellow marigold hue, with a pillowy head and a light spice aroma. Its taste is of sweet hay and spun sugar, with lingering notes of smoke and bourbon.
The Black Metal is Jester King's take on a deep, dark, syrupy imperial stout. It is pitch black with a tan head and smells strongly of rum, raisins, clove, and licorice. The taste is sweet and strong, with small carbonation.
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