Jester King Brewery (Austin, Texas) has officially released the latest batch of one of its oldest beers, Noble King Hoppy Farmhouse Ale.
Drawing inspiration from the hoppy pale beers from small European breweries such as Brasserie Thiriez, Brouwerij De Ranke, and Brasserie de la Senne, the brewers at Jester King have established their long-standing Noble King Hoppy Farmhouse Ale by exploring brewing techniques that stray a bit from those employed in their more funky and/or acidic offerings. Instead of brewing a beer with a small amount of hops and then aging it for months or years in oak barrels, they brew this Farmhouse Ale with a hefty amount of Noble hop varietals and ferment it in stainless steel for weeks. This approach keeps “the acidity . . . at bay” and results in a 5.8% ABV Noble King that is “dry [and] bitter, with some interesting yeast complexity.”
Noble King is available now in Jester King’s Tasting Room, 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 and on draft at select craft beer establishments located in Florida, Texas and throughout the rest of Jester King’s distribution network. Prost!
Vital Information for Noble King Hoppy Farmhouse Ale from Jester King Brewery
Release – Limited, March 2018
Style – Farmhouse Ale
ABV – 5.8%
IBUs – 41
Ingredients – Texas Hill Country Well Water, Texas Malted Barley & Wheat from Blacklands Malt, Hops, Mixed Culture of Brewers Yeast and Native Yeast and Bacteria
Availability – 750ml bottles & draft