Two New Brewers At Jester King
Austin, TX – Jester King Craft Brewery is excited to announce that two new brewers have joined our team – Averie Swanson and Ismael Salas. Averie and Ismael are joined by Head Brewer Garrett Crowell and Head of the Jester King Barrel Program/Brewer Adrienne Ballou to compose the four person brewing team at Jester King.
Averie began volunteering at Jester King in February of 2013, helping out on bottling days. After completing a six month apprenticeship where she learned about our beer making process and philosophy, she was hired as a Brewer. In addition to making beer, Averie heads our volunteer program, is in charge of beer education for our tasting room staff, and is presently revising our brewery manual. You’re also likely to see her giving one of our weekend brewery tours. She is a certified Cicerone and hails from Houston, Texas.
Ismael Salas has been with Jester King since 2011. He originally helped with cellar operations before being promoted to Warehouse Manager. During his time at Jester King, Ismael developed a love of making beer and began homebrewing in his spare time. In February of 2014, he was promoted to a Brewer. Ismael is from Austin, Texas.
About Jester King Craft Brewery
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.