Jester King Brewery and The Kernel Brewery Collaborate on Colonel Toby Farmhouse Ale

1451_editedJester King Brewery (Austin, Texas) has officially announced the release of Colonel Toby, A Hoppy Little Farmhouse Ale brewed in collaboration with The Kernel Brewery (London, England).

The Kernel Brewery of London and Head Brewer Toby Munn have long been known for their “commitment to balance, simplicity, and restraint when it comes to brewing.” Being admirers of such an approach to the craft, Jester King Brewery invited Munn to Texas so that they could create a collaboration beer that properly pays respect to this brewing philosophy.  On October 24, 2016, this international team of brewers developed Colonel Toby with a recipe comprised of “Hill Country well water, 93% Crisp Maris Otter, 7% rolled oats, and Cascade hops.”  This Farmhouse Ale was then fermented on stainless steel with a “mixed culture of brewers yeast and native yeast and bacteria.”  Finally, Colonel Toby was dry-hopped with Citra and Centennial hops to result in “a hoppy, simple little farmhouse ale (3.4% ABV), that . . . is great for casually enjoying with friends and family.”

Colonel Toby officially released in 750 ml bottles at Jester King Brewery on Friday, April 28th.  This limited release offering will also be available at select fine beer establishments located in Alabama, Florida, Texas and within the rest of Jester King Brewery’s distribution area.  Only about 6,500 bottles of Colonel Toby are available, so be sure to snag yourself a bottle if you are lucky enough to happen across one.  Prost!

Vital Information for Colonel Toby from Jester King Brewery & The Kernel Brewery

Release – Limited/Collaboration, late-April 2017
Style – Farmhouse Ale
ABV – 3.4%
IBUs – 56
Malts – 93% Crisp Maris Otter, 7% Rolled Oats
Hops – Cascade, dry-hopped with Citra & Centennial 
Availability – 750 ml bottles