Jester King Brewery (Austin, Texas) has officially announced that it will begin the limited release of 2016 Autumnal Dichotomous on Friday, September 1.
Since it was originally brewed on November 8, 2016 and packaged on January 24, 2017; it is by pure coincidence that Jester King’s “pumpkin beer” happens to be ready just as Pumpkin Beer season hits its stride. 2016 Autumnal Dichotomous is a Farmhouse Ale that has been brewed with grilled pumpkin, fig leaves that were picked “off of the fig tree growing beside the brewery”, and wood sorrel and horehound that was “foraged . . . at Jester King.” Fermented with the brewery’s “mixed culture of brewers yeast and native yeast and bacteria”, 2016 Autumnal Dichotomous underwent “a very long refermentation in bottles and kegs, and went through a number of different phases.” Always at the mercy of each beer’s unique fermentation process, the brewers at Jester King patiently tracked the beer’s progress and determined that 2016 Autumnal Dichotomous was finally ready for release in late summer of 2017.
With about 3,900 bottles (750ml) available, 2016 Autumnal Dichotomous officially begins its release at 4 p.m. on Friday, September 1 in Jester King Brewery’s Tasting Room ($14 per bottle, no bottle limit). This Limited Release offering will also see distribution to select craft beer establishments found within Jester King’s distribution network. This could possibly mean good things for Farmhouse Ale fans in Alabama and Florida, but there are no guarantees when you consider the limited number of bottles and the fact that Jester King has not released detailed plans for distribution. Just keep those eyes open and grab a bottle of 2016 Autumnal Dichotomous if you happen to run across one. Prost!
Vital Information for 2016 Autumnal Dichotomous from Jester King Brewery
Release – Limited, September 2017
Style – Farmhouse Ale
Brew Date – November 8, 2016
Packaging Date – January 24, 2017
ABV – 5.3%
IBUs – 37
Added Ingredients – Grilled pumpkin, fig leaves, wood sorrel & horehound
Availability – 750ml bottles (about 3,900 bottles produced)