Jester King Brewery (Austin, Texas) has officially announced that it will release Soul Conduit, a gin barrel-aged Table Beer with dried makrut limes and thyme, at 4 p.m. on Friday, August 24.
Brewed for Portland, Oregon’s 7th annual Brews for New Avenues, Soul Conduit is basically what happens when you take Jester King’s Le Petit Prince Farmhouse Table Beer, put it into the “Old Tom gin barrels that previously held Jester King Viking Metal“, and then referment it with dried makrut limes and thyme. No one is going to describe this beer better than Averie Swanson – Head Brewer at Jester King, so here is what she had to say about this project:
“I originally wanted to put Le Petit Prince into the gin barrels that were emptied for last year’s Viking Metal, hoping the beer would pick up a bit of the smoke character left in the barrel, as a bit of an homage to Schlenkerla Helles.” As the beer matured, Averie observed that not only did the beer pickup smokiness, but botanical character as well. “Over time the beer picked up not just the smoke but also quite a bit of the gin botanicals and has an awesome smoky fullness, juniper gin notes and a crazy tonic-like bitterness. Thus, the G&Teeter was born!”
750ml bottles of Soul Conduit will officially release in the Tasting Room at Jester King Brewery on Friday, August 24. At this time, the brewery does not yet know if this Limited Release offering will see distribution. Prost!
Vital Information for Soul Conduit from Jester King Brewery
Release – Limited; August 24, 2018
Style – Table Beer
ABV – 3.8%
Treatment – Aged in Old Tom gin barrels that previously held Jester King Viking Metal
Added Ingredients – Thyme and dried makrut limes from River’s End Nursery in Los Fresnos, Texas
Availability – 750ml bottles