Jester King Brewery

Jester King Brewery

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Website
jesterkingbrewery.com/
Phone
512-364-7278
Location
Austin, TX
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Address
13005 Fitzhugh Road
Building B
Austin, TX 78736 USA
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We brew what we like, drink what we want, and offer the rest to those who share our tastes. Located in the beautiful Texas Hill Country, Jester King is an authentic farmhouse brewery committed to making artisan ales of great depth and character. Like the small, farmhouse breweries that inspired us, we seek to embrace nature and local terroir in our brewing, giving our beers a true sense of place. We draw water from our well at the brewery to make our beer and at times call upon naturally occurring yeast from the Texas Hill Country to shape our unique flavors. We use as many organic ingredients as possible with the majority of our beer being USDA Certified Organic. We do not rush beer to market, but instead allow it to mature naturally – often in oak barrels – prior to re-fermentation in the bottle, cask, or keg.
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Jester King and More Than 1,700 Craft Brewers Have Adopted the BA’s Indie Seal

Jester King and More Than 1,700 Craft Brewers Have Adopted the BA’s Indie Seal

It’s been less than two months since the Brewers Association (BA) – a not for profit trade organization representing the interests of small and independent U.S. craft beer companies – unveiled the “independent craft brewer seal,” a special badge aimed at helping member breweries distinguish their beers from those owned by multinational corporations. As of press time, 1,789 breweries had embraced the seal, agreeing to display it across packaging and marketing materials, on websites, and in taproom windows, among other places.

Beer Industry Whacks at Wicked Weed Deal

Beer Industry Whacks at Wicked Weed Deal

The fallout from Wicked Weed’s sale to Anheuser-Busch InBev is still being felt days after the transaction was announced. In the wake of the deal — which will require approval from the U.S. Department of Justice — at least 44 breweries announced they would no longer participate in Wicked Weed’s annual Funkatorium Invitational in Asheville on July 8.

Partnerships, Personnel Changes on Tap at Jester King

Partnerships, Personnel Changes on Tap at Jester King

It’s been a newsworthy couple of weeks for Austin, Texas-based Jester King Brewery. The company last week announced that it would take an ownership stake in Fair Isle Brewing, a yet-to-be-opened Seattle brewery. That news was followed by word that Jester King’s head brewer Garrett Crowell — whose last day was Wednesday — would depart to open his own brewery. And earlier this week, the company promoted brewery production manager Averie Swanson to head brewer.

Farming Begins at Jester King Brewery

Farming Begins at Jester King Brewery

We’re very excited to announce that we’ve begun farming at Jester King! Earlier this year, we announced that we had purchased 58 acres of land around the brewery for farming and preservation. The farming has now begun.

Jester King Introduces New Gissette Collaboration with Wicked Weed

Jester King Introduces New Gissette Collaboration with Wicked Weed

We’re excited to announce The Parking Lot Grissette, our collaboration with Wicked Weed Brewing in Asheville, North Carolina! As Wicked Weed mentioned in their post below, the beer was born out of a mutual friendship and love of rock climbing. It’s also the type of beer we often enjoy drinking the most — dry, tart, low alcohol, hoppy, with some interesting yeast character!

Jester King Introduces New Production Manager

Jester King Introduces New Production Manager

In the wake of the recent departure of Barrel Program Head Adrienne Ballou from Jester King, we’re pleased to announce that we’ve made some in-house promotions. We’re excited to announce that Averie Swanson has been promoted to Brewery Production Manager! In that role, she will orchestrate beer making at Jester King so as to make our creative vision a reality.

Jester King Installs New Coolship

Jester King Installs New Coolship

We have a new coolship at Jester King, as we begin our fourth season of spontaneous fermentation! Our coolship is used to capture airborne yeast and bacteria as the wort cools overnight. The wort then ferments “spontaneously”, meaning that we do not pitch our mixed culture of yeast and bacteria. For us, spontaneous fermentation is the ultimate partnership with nature when it comes to making beer inextricably tied to a particular time and place.

Expansion Announcements Abound in Early 2016

Expansion Announcements Abound in Early 2016

Only eight days into 2016 and already there’s an onslaught of brewery expansions to report. On the heels of a year in which craft volume sales grew more than 18 percent, according to research firm IRI Worldwide, at least eight notable U.S. breweries have announced plans to scale their operations, in some cases making large multi-million dollar bets on the rising consumer demand for craft beer.

Jester King to Begin Farming

Jester King to Begin Farming

We are very excited to announce that Jester King has purchased fifty-eight acres of beautiful Hill Country land surrounding the brewery! Our plan is to conserve the natural beauty of the land, so as to prevent it from ever becoming yet another residential subdivision, while at the same time working with our new natural surroundings to make Jester King one of the world’s leading destinations for artisan foods, beverages, goods, and all things fermentation.

Jester King to Release Bière de Blanc du Bois Blend 2

Jester King to Release Bière de Blanc du Bois Blend 2

We’re pleased to announce the upcoming release of Bière de Blanc du Bois Blend 2 — our barrel-aged farmhouse ale refermented with Blanc du Bois grapes grown only about 30 miles west of Jester King. Texas has a unique climate for growing grapes.


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Year Round Beers

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Le Petit Prince Farmhouse Ale
Commercial Suicide Oaked Dark Mild Unknown
Wytchmaker Rye IPA IPA

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Past Events

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4/14/2016 "2015" Zwanze Day at Jester King
4/14/2016 -- Austin, TX
"2015" Zwanze Day at Jester King
Fundraiser Austin, TX