Jester King Brewery (Austin, Texas) has officially announced that it will begin the limited release of Part & Parcel – Batch 2 on Friday, February 23.
Developed to become “the first commercial beer in modern history to be brewed with 100% Texas grown and malted barley”, the Part & Parcel project would not have been possible without Brandon Ade of Blacklands Malt and his “mission to revitalize barley growing in Texas” by convincing Texas farmers to convert their crops over to barley. Despite countless struggles and setbacks, Ade ultimately achieved his goal in 2016 when “enough barley was grown and malted to make the first all-Texas barley beer.” That barley – 100% Brown Field 20 Malt grown in Brownfield, Texas to be exact – was employed in the 2017 release of Part & Parcel – Batch 1, and now Jester King is ready to treat craft beer fans to a reformulated Batch 2.
Originally brewed on November 11th and 12th, 2017 and packaged on January 9th and 10th, 2018; Part & Parcel – Batch 2 was created with a recipe featuring “40% Brown Field 5 Texas Munich (5 SRM), 40% Brown Field 20 Texas Munich (20 SRM), and 20% of a new amber specialty malt from Blacklands called Amber Wave (10 SRM).” The newly developed Amber Wave Malt supplies this Farmhouse Ale with “an interesting graham cracker character and candy sweetness which is meant to mellow out the dry heavy toast and dark melanoidins from the Brown Field malts.” The finished Part & Parcel – Batch 2 weighs in at 4.4% ABV and 53 IBUs.
“The grain has a huge toasty/roasty character, contributing tons of color and a nice tan foam. We’re very excited to be able to brew with Texas grown and malted barley!”
– Sean Spiller, Brewer at Jester King Brewery
Part & Parcel – Batch 2 will debut in Jester King’s Tasting Room on February 23, and the brewery does “anticipate distribution of this beer.” If this Limited Release offering enters full distribution, you can expect to find it available in 750ml bottles at select craft beer establishments located in Florida, Texas and throughout the rest of Jester King’s distribution network. Prost!
Vital Information for Part & Parcel – Batch 2 from Jester King Brewery
Release – Limited, debuts February 23, 2018
Style – Farmhouse Ale
ABV – 4.4%
IBUs – 53
Malts – Brown Field 5 Texas Munich, Brown Field 20 Texas Munich & Amber Wave
Availability – 750ml bottles