Jester King Brewery (Austin, Texas) has officially announced that it will begin the Limited Release of 2018 SPON Raspberry & Cherry at 4 p.m. on Friday, September 28.
Arriving as Jester King Brewery’s third-ever blend to come out of its SPON project, 2018 SPON Raspberry & Cherry (5.4% ABV) is a blend of 100% spontaneously fermented beer selected from “two puncheons of SPON from 2014, two puncheons of SPON from 2015, and one 225 liter barrel of SPON from 2016.” This blended beer was then “refermented . . . with 960 pounds of raspberries and 840 pounds of Balaton cherries” to create what Head Brewer Averie Swanson describes as a cherry character that is “more prominent compared to [the brewery’s] 2017 blend.”
2018 SPON Raspberry & Cherry will officially release in Jester King’s Tasting Room on September 28. This Limited Release offering will be available in 375ml bottles for the price of $25 per bottle and there will be a bottle limit of four (4) bottles per person per day. 2018 SPON Raspberry & Cherry “will only be available at [Jester King’s] tasting room and at special events.” Prost!
Vital Information for 2018 SPON Raspberry & Cherry from Jester King Brewery
Release – Limited/SPON Project; September 28, 2018
Style – American Wild Ale
ABV – 5.4%
Treatment – A blend consisting of beer selected from two puncheons of SPON from 2014, two puncheons of SPON from 2015, and one 225 liter barrel of SPON from 2016 that was then refermented with 960 pounds of raspberries and 840 pounds of Balaton cherries
Fun Fact – On the SPON Project: “Our SPON beers are 100% spontaneously fermented. We combine Texas malted barley and raw wheat in a turbid mash, boil for four hours with aged hops from our barn, cool and inoculated the wort overnight in our coolship, and 100% spontaneously ferment in oak barrels (no yeast or bacteria added). After blending and fruit refermentation, we 100% naturally condition in bottles and kegs. Our SPON beers are inspired by the old world tradition of Lambic, but are an expression of our own time, place and people.”
Availability – 375ml bottles
Distribution – None/Brewery-only release