Jester King Brewery (Austin, Texas) has officially announced that it will begin the Limited Release of Pattinson Porter, a special collaboration with beer historian and writer Ron Pattinson, on August 8.
Brewed in March when Ron Pattinson visited Jester King for a speaking engagement, Pattinson Porter is a take on “a rare historical recipe for an East German Porter from the early to mid 20th century” that Pattinson brought along for the event. This particular style of Porter was known for being “heavily toasted, highly hopped, and brettanomyces refermented.” Jester King put their twist on this beer by pitching it with their “mixed culture which contains several strains of brettanomyces rather than refermenting with brettanomyces.” Pattinson Porter comes in at 8.4% ABV.
“Working with Ron Pattinson was a real honor for us at Jester King. He’s someone we’ve looked up to for years and learned a lot about beer from. History can easily be lost forever, so we’re grateful for Ron’s effort to preserve it when it comes to beer. Ron is also one of the most entertaining and engaging people we know in the beer world, so it was a real pleasure to host him at Jester King, brew with him, and have him lecture on the history of sour beer in Germany.”
– Jeffrey Stuffings, Co-founder of Jester King Brewery
Pattinson Porter will make its debut at 4 p.m. on Thursday, August 8 at the Tasting Room & Kitchen at Jester King Brewery and distribution is anticipated to follow shortly after the on-site release. You can expect to find this Limited Release offering available in 750ml bottles at select craft beer-focused establishments located in Alabama, Florida, Texas and throughout the rest of Jester King’s distribution footprint. Prost!
Vital Information for Pattinson Porter from Jester King Brewery
Release – Limited; August 8, 2019
Style – East German Porter
ABV – 8.4%
Malts – Weyermann Munich, Caramunich, Carafa III & Blacklands Brownfield
Hops – Liberty
Fermentation – Pitched with Jester King’s house mixed culture & fermented for a little over 6 weeks in stainless steel
Availability – 750ml bottles
Bottle Count – (+/-) 1,700