Jester King Omniscience & Proselytism Blend 2 Release
Austin, TX – Jester King Beer is excited to announce that when our tasting room opens this Friday, October 10th at 4pm, we’ll be releasing our second blend of Omniscience & Proselytism — our barrel-aged, wild beer refermented with strawberries. For our second blend of Omniscience & Proselytism, we sent mature, sour beer aged for months in oak barrels into a foudre filled with several hundred pounds of strawberries. We then allowed the wild yeast and bacteria in the beer to referment the sugars in the fruit to complete dryness. The result is a tart, dry beer with interesting flavors and aromas from the fruit, as well as the yeast and bacteria. We don’t add fruit to flavor filtered and/or pasteurized beer to make a “beer cooler”. Rather, we ferment the fruit in the same way wine grapes are fermented to make wine, so that the finished beer is something greater than the sum of the parts.
Unlike our first blend of Omniscience & Proselytism, which used local strawberries, this blend used strawberries from Oregon. We prefer to use local ingredients whenever possible. However, the quality of our beer comes first. Regardless of the source of strawberries, we continue to only use fresh or fresh/frozen fruit. We do not use fruit concentrates, extracts or flavorings in our beer.
Omniscience & Proselytism was brewed with Hill Country well water, barley, wheat, and hops. It was fermented with our house blend of microorganisms consisting of brewers’ yeast and naturally occurring wild yeast and bacteria we cultured from the land that surrounds our brewery in the Texas Hill Country. It is 5.3% alcohol by volume, 3.2 pH, and has a finishing gravity of 1.002 (0.5 degrees Plato). It is unfiltered, unpasteurized, and 100% naturally conditioned.
Our first blend of Omniscience & Proselytism, released in October of 2013, was only available by the glass at our brewery. Our second blend will be available to go in 500ml bottles, as well as by the glass. Aside from a few special events, Omniscience & Proselytism will be exclusively available at Jester King Brewery. Roughly 3,000 bottles are available, and the bottle limit (500ml, $16) is one per customer per day.