Austin, Texas — 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.
Less hearty varietals like Pinot Noir don’t do well here given our hot, dry climate. Rather, grapes that can deal with thin, rocky soil and high temperatures tend to do better. Blanc du Bois is one of the varietals hearty enough to cope with our native environment, and that’s why we love making beer with it. Our philosophy is to focus on what’s unique to the land around us, so as to make beer with a sense of place. Working with Blanc du Bois grapes grown down the road from our brewery is part and parcel of this philosophy.
Bière de Blanc du Bois Blend 2 will be released this Thursday, October 29th at our annual Funk n’ Sour Fest. Initially, it will only be available to Funk n’ Sour Fest ticket holders, who will be permitted to purchase four bottles per person. Funk n’ Sour Fest tickets can be purchased HERE.
The general release of Bière de Blanc du Bois Blend 2 will happen the following day on Friday, October 30th when our tasting room opens at 4pm. About 3,500 bottles will be available (500ml, $16/bottle) with a limit of two per customer per day. We do not anticipate it being available beyond Jester King, aside from a few special events.