Jester King Whiskey Barrel Commercial Suicide Ready For Release
Austin, Texas – Jester King Craft Brewery is set to release a whiskey barrel aged version of Commercial Suicide Oaked Dark Mild.
We filled three George Dickel Tennessee Whiskey barrels with Commercial Suicide and let it age. The beer is now ready for release, and we hope to have it in bars beginning this weekend and going into next week.
The base beer, Commercial Suicide, is a blend of 70% dark mild and 30% dark mild aged in medium toast, Kentucky oak barrels (new barrels, not whiskey). At 3.3% ABV, we set out to pack as much flavor as possible into a true session ale. The malted barley and hops in the beer are all English. Here are the ingredients and specs on the base beer:
Malts: Crisp Maris Otter, Crisp Brown, Simpsons Caramalt, Simpsons Extra Dark Crystal, Crisp
Hops: East Kent Golding
Yeast: English Dry Ale
We have ten kegs and two firkins of Whiskey Barrel Commercial Suicide set for release. If you have any questions, please contact us at the information listed above.
January 15, 2011 @ 6:49 pm
I wanted to like this beer, I really did. I am a home brewer and a huge supporter of local craft brews.
That being said, Commercial Suicide, by one of Austin’s newest craft breweries, Jester King, tastes like somebody took 8 oz. of a decent stout and topped it off with 4 oz. water. Not pleasant.
Fortunately, upon hearing my order, my waitress at Black Sheep suggested trying a sample first, because she said a lot of people find it distasteful. Count me in.