BELGIUM: Brasserie De Ranke: Perhaps the brewery that is the epitome of the hop revolution that took the world by storm. Founded as a weekend project by two friends, Nino Bacelle and Guido Devos, De Ranke is very unusual for a Belgian brewery because it produces hop-forward beers. In fact, it uses German Hallertau hops and Brewer’s Gold hops to brew XX, the hoppiest beer in Belgium, and if that wasn’t enough, they produce an annual beer called XXX, which is even more hoppy. They’re exciting beers unlike any other made in Belgium.
De Ranke XX Bitter 24/330 ml – Legendary hoppy Belgian pale ale. Brewed with (whole-cone only!) Brewers Gold & Hallertau Mittelfrüh hops. Their most bitter, high-fermenting beer. Despite its low alcohol content, it produces a very rich, long lasting, full flavour. 6% ABV – BE
De Ranke Guldenberg 24/330ml – Belgian Tripel, A full-bodied abbey beer that balances between sweet and bitter. It is dry-hopped with Hallertau Mittelfrüh which results in a unique soft-bitter taste and aroma. The origin of the name comes from the former Guldenberg-abbey in Wevelgem where monks used to make beer. Also, Wevelgem is the birthplace of one of the brewers. 8% ABV – BE
De Ranke Franc Belge 24/330ml – Franc Belge is a “Spéciale Belge” type beer, an amber colored ale, with a very good drinkability. The lightly colored malts give the beer a soft malty flavor, with a touch of bitterness at the end derived from the Fuggles hops. 5.2% ABV – BE
De Ranke Kriek Audenaerde 6/750ml – Flanders Oud Bruin. This beer is inspired by the tradition of steeping whole cherries on old brown beer in the nearby city of Oudenaarde, where many producers were making it in the first half of the 20th century. This beer is inspired by the tradition of steeping whole cherries on old brown beer in the nearby city of Oudenaarde, where many producers were making it in the first half of the 20th century. 6.5% ABV – BE
De Ranke Mirakel 6/750ml – Delicious Gueuze. “The lambics used in this blend are one, two and three years old. Two of them are real lambics made by traditional producers of the valley of the senne river. The third one is made in our own brewery and we’ve called it Spierelambic, after the tiny river that runs near the brewery. We love this style and decided to try to make it ourselves. that it seemed to work, was a miracle to us” 5.5% ABV – BE
Brasserie De Achelse Kluis: The Trappist Achel has been brewed since 1850 within the walls of De Achelse Kluis under the supervision of the monk community. No beer was brewed between WWI and 1998. Today we brew 4 different beers.
Achel 8º Bruin 24/330ml – Authentic Trappist Belgian Dubbel brewed by the Trappist Monks of the St. Benedictus Abbey at Achel, Belgium. 9% ABV
Achel Trappist Extra 6/750 ml – Authentic Trappist Belgian Quadrupel brewed by the Trappist Monks of the St. Benedictus Abbey at Achel, Belgium. 9.5% ABV
Brasserie De Blaugies: Small family craft brewery. All beers produced in our facilities are unfiltered and bottle conditioned. The adventure began with the parents, Pierre-Alex and Marie-Noëlle CARLIER – POURTOIS, the first brew took place on March 24, 1988. The eldest son, Kévin CARLIER, graduated in Biotechnology, is now head of the Brasserie with his parents, his wife Bérangère DESCHAMPS and his father-in-law Claude DESCHAMPS. The brewery of Blaugies is in the centre of the triangle formed by three cities: MONS(Belgium), MAUBEUGE(France) and VALENCIENNES (France). It is located in the welcoming area of the “Les Hauts Pays” nature reserve.
Blaugies La Moneuse 12/375ml – Named for A.J. Moneuse, a famous local bandit and ancestor of the brewers’ family, this classic farmhouse ale encapsulates all the qualities of a great saison – it’s earthy aromatic, and complex, but also dry, nicely hoppy, abundantly yeasty, and just a bit musty. Brasserie de Blaugies is truly a family operation. Founded in 1988, the brewery began with a husband and wife who prided themselves on brewing in small batches by hand – in the garage of their 300-year-old farmhouse, no less. In keeping with traditional brewing methods, all their beers are unfiltered and refermented in the bottle. 8% ABV – BE
Blaugies Darbyste 12/375ml – Darbyste, a drier, more flavorful variant of the traditional Belgian wit or blanche, is a saison made with wheat and fermented with fig juice. It comes from an old family recipe and is named for John Darby, a temperance preacher whose parishioners were oddly moved by a “soft drink” they claimed was just fig juice. At 5.8 percent, it’s a great summer beer – spritzy but full of character. Brasserie de Blaugies is truly a family operation. Founded in 1988, the brewery began with a husband and wife who prided themselves on brewing in small batches by hand-in the garage of their 300-year-old farmhouse, no less. In keeping with traditional brewing methods, all their beers are unfiltered and refermented in the bottle. 5.8% ABV – BE
Blaugies Saison d’Epeautre 12/375ml – Saison D’Epeautre, a true farmhouse ale with unmistakably Belgian character, is made in a unique traditional style, using spelt and barley malt in the mash. It’s nice and dry, with a hint of wheaty tartness and a hardy texture that expresses the character of spelt, a primitive strain of wheat. Brasserie de Blaugies is truly a family operation. Founded in 1988, the brewery began with a husband and wife who prided themselves on brewing in small batches by hand-in the garage of their 300-year-old farmhouse, no less. In keeping with traditional brewing methods, all their beers are unfiltered and refermented in the bottle. 6% ABV – BE
GERMANY:Kulmbacher Brauerei:For more than 600 years, Kumlbacher has been synonymous with craftsmanship, tradition and original enjoyment. With its roots in the beer town of Kulmbach, Franconia, on the former estates of the Cistercian monastery of Langheim, that was founded in 1349. Plus their MiniKegs are perfect accompaniment for a summer picnic, family reunion, or get together with friends. Kulmbacher – Kapuziner – Monchshof Cans, Bottles and MiniKegs:
EKU Pils 24/330ml bottles (4x6pks) – A truly great German Pils, a little maltier and more ‘Bavarian’ than the rest. The best balance between the malty and hoppy elements of a classic pils is achieved. 5% ABV – DE
Kapuziner Weisse 26/4/500ml (16.9oz) CANS – Hefe-Weissbier is a classic wheat beer specialty. Lively and fruity, with the typical top-fermented note. This naturally cloudy beer is brewed with fine yeast according to the Capuchin Friars Order brewing tradition and strictly in accordance with the German Purity Law. Unmistakable in taste and appearance, you can enjoy Kapuziner wheat beer in style in a CAN now. 5.4% ABV – DE
Kapuziner Weisse 2/5L MINIKEG (two-pack) – Hefe-Weissbier is a classic wheat beer specialty. Lively and fruity, with the typical top-fermented note. This naturally cloudy beer is brewed with fine yeast according to the Capuchin Friars Order brewing tradition and strictly in accordance with the German Purity Law. Unmistakable in taste and appearance, you can enjoy Kapuziner wheat beer in style in a 5L MiniKeg. Enough for a MiniParty. 5.4% ABV – DE
Monchshof Kellerbier 2/5L MINIKEG (two-pack) – A brilliant unfiltered Amber Lager from Kulmbacher Brewery in northern Bavaria, Mönchshof is brewed in a monastery that was founded in 1349. Take a sip of this luscious beer and you’ll immediately be transported to a German biergarten, surrounded by the aroma of fresh hops, busty waitresses carrying impossible numbers of frothy beer mugs, old men in lederhosen with round, red noses, and . . . . well, you get the point. This is what German beer is all about. Mönchshof Kellerbier is the most widely drunk Kellerbier in Germany. 5L MiniKeg, Enough for a MiniParty. 5.4% ABV – DE
Monchshof Schwarzbier 2/5L MINIKEG (two-pack) – The velvety, roasted malt aroma and deep, dark, almost black color are the defining characteristics of this naturally unfiltered Schwarzbier from Monchshof. Velvety taste, light malty sweetness and irresistible, flowery hop bitterness, that sets it apart from all others and is a drink for people who know their German Beer. 4.9% ABV – DE
Ritterguts Gose Brewery: Original Ritterguts Gose since 1874. Brewed under the moto: Reliability, Modesty and Quality. They use the classic open fermentation method for their Gose; an old brewing method that has become increasingly rare in the course of the industrialization of beer production in the last century. The advantages of fermentation in open, large vats compared to industrial tanks are a slower and more natural maturing process as well as the possibility of skimming off the bitter foam, with its undesirable flavours, from the surface of the fermenting beer. This allows our yeast to develop its flavours particularly well and untainted. The beers are not pasteurised i.e., they are not heated to high temperatures during bottling in order to make them last longer. This guarantees Ritterguts Gose’s magnificent and unblemished taste, not to mention that it is also better for the environment. Due to the high levels of natural lactic acid the Gose remains stable without added thermal treatment. In addition, the beers are unfiltered, preserving the valuable ingredients of yeast – you can taste it!
Ritterguts Gose 20/500ml bottles – Ritterguts Gose is the oldest existing Gose brand in the world! They still brew this unique beer in the old-fashioned way, using genuine Gose yeast with special ingredients like coriander and salt. Gose‘s refreshing characteristics are developed through an additional lactic acid fermentation, which produces a round and harmonious acidity. The classic, open fermentation and the long, cold maturation makes it exceptionally well balanced. Enjoy a piece of the best Leipzig tradition – Cheers: Goseanna! 4.7% ABV – DE
Ritterguts Spezial-Gose 20/500ml – Ritterguts Spezial-Gose is a crossover between Belgian Wit and Leipzig Style Gose. Brewed with various wheat and barley malts, spiced with finest bergamot peel from southern Italy and coriander seed. For this new creation we use a lot more hops. Summit for bittering, Cascade and Aurora for the citrus-like aroma. 5.2% ABV – D
The cat is out of the bag. As some of you have heard, the rumors are true! We are thrilled to bring to you URBAN CHESTNUT out of St Louis. Besides the tremendous respect that we have for this brewery and their almost dogmatic way of sticking with Classic German Styles, they are above all a wonderful bunch of humans that we are proud to call friends. It doesnt get any better than crisp, clean German beers brewed by an actual German. Brewmaster Florian Kuplent brings two decades of artisan brewing experience to Urban Chestnut Brewing Co. From serving as a brewer’s apprentice in a small German brewery to developing award-winning beer recipes for one of the world’s largest brewers, Florian now shares his distinctive brewing creations with the craft beer enthusiasts of St. Louis from the brewhouse of his start-up brewery, Urban Chestnut Brewing Company.
Florian pays “reverence” to the heritage of beer with offerings of classically-crafted, timeless European beer styles. This philosophy is also utilized at the Urban Chestnut Hallertauer Brauerei located in Wolnzach, Bavaria, where timeless regional classics are brewed alongside modern styles.
URBAN CHESTNUT BREWING COMPANY:
URBAN CHESTNUT ZWICKEL 6/4/16oz CANS – Bavarian Lager. Pronounced ‘zv-ick-el’, the flagship lager of Urban Chestnut. It is an unfiltered, unpasteurized, German classic that finishes as a smooth-drinking, naturally cloudy bier. 5% ABV – MO
URBAN CHESTNUT Big Shark Tangerine Radler 6/4/16oz CANS – Tangerine Radler. In German, “Radler” means: cyclist and it also means: Bier-mixed-with-soda. Thirst quenching and exactly what you need for a summer day! 4.2% ABV – MO
URBAN CHESTNUT STAMMTISCH 6/4/16oz CANS – German Pilsner. A “Stammtisch” is an informal group meeting held on a regular basis – more directly translating to ‘table for regulars’. Our Stammtisch was brewed to celebrate this idea of community and socializing. It’s a traditional German Pilsner featuring a blend of Hallertau and Strisselspalt hops, giving it a pronounced herbal and spicy aroma. It’s crisp and dry with a light grainy malt profile. We think it’s the perfect accompaniment to any gathering. 5.4% ABV – MO
URBAN CHESTNUT SCHNICKELFRITZ 6/4/16oz CANS – Bavarian Weissbier. The unmistakable characteristics of this Bavarian Weissbier are achieved with a yeast that is decidedly fruity and phenolic. You may note clove, nutmeg or even vanilla and/or banana-like aromas and flavors. 5% ABV – MO
URBAN CHESTNUT DORFBIER 6/4/16oz CANS – Munich Dunkel. Some refer to the Dunkel style as the original bier of Munich and its surrounding villages (Dörfer). This everyday bier ranges in color and sweetness depending on the amount of Munich and roasted malts used. The sweetness of the malt is then balanced by the use of another Bavarian friend…the Hallertau hop…in this specific case, Hersbrucker, grown near Wolnzach, Hallertau. 5.2% ABV – MO
URBAN CHESTNUT Prickly Pear Ku’damm 6/4/16oz CANS – Prickly Pear Berliner Weisse. Prickly Pear Berliner Weisse is pale gold and hazy with clean, lemon-like tartness, light body and light doughy-ness. 4.2% ABV – MO
Pohjala Orange Gose 24x330ml CANS – A citrus-forward gose brewed with Oranges, Coriander, Himalayan rock salt, and house culture of lactobacillus. Brewed and packaged in Tallinn, Estonia. 5.5% ABV – EE
Pohjala Prenzlauer Berg 24x330ml CANS – A rich and creamy sour wheat beer, brewed with Raspberries. Brewed and packaged in Tallinn, Estonia. 4.5% ABV – EE
Pohjala Cherry Garden 24x330ml CANS – Imperial Gose brewed with cherries. Brewed and packaged in Tallinn, Estonia.8% ABV – EE
Pohjala Must Kuld Chai Latte 24x330ml CANS – A special version of our Must Kuld porter inspired by Chai Latte and brewed with aromatic spices. Brewed and packaged in Tallinn, Estonia. 7.8% ABV – EE
Pohjala Must Kuld 24/330ml BT – A rich porter with smooth honey notes. Brewed with lactose for that extra silky texture. Enjoy on its own or as a dessert at the end of a decadent meal. Contains barley malt and lactose. Brewed and packaged in Tallinn, Estonia. 7.8% ABV – EE
Pohjala CocoBanger 24/330 ml BT – A banging Imperial stout brewed with coconut and a Caturra coffee from Costa Rica. Brewed and packaged in Tallinn, Estonia. 12.5% ABV – EE
Pohjala Torm 24/330ml CANS – Imperial Gose. A strong sour and salty wheat beer brewed with lingonberry, heather tips, and honey. Brewed and packaged in Tallinn, Estonia.8% ABV – EE
Pohjala Valk 24x330ml CANS – Imperial Gose brewed with freshly picked Bilberries at peak ripeness and sage. Billberries are a northern country’s berry. Brewed and packaged in Tallinn, Estonia. 8% ABV – EE
An insane amount of deliciousness is making it’s way to you! Abu Nawas was lucky enough to hit the cellars of Jester King Brewery and come away with some of the best beers made in the world! The list below is bottles only, but expect to see some really amazing things at some restaurants/bars/pubs in the coming weeks! If you know a restaurant/bar/pub that is interested in setting up an account or ordering any of the beers mentioned below, feel free to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org! Here’s what’s coming from Jester King!
JESTER KING BOTTLE OFFER
FARMHOUSE ALES & STOUT COLLECTION
Jester King / Green Bench Beachtimez Sportzketball 12x750ml Bottles – Grisette-inspired ale refermented w/ Texas loquats. 4.5% ABV – TX
Jester King Bière de Miel 12/750ml Bottles – Farmhouse Ale brewed w/ Texas wildflower honey. 5.8% ABV – TX
Jester King Black Metal 12/750 ml Bottles – Farmhouse Imperial Stout a.k.a. Iron Sword, a.k.a. Blackened Death, a.k.a. El Martillo del Muerte, is a cruel and punishing beer fermented by the sheer force of its awesome will. Black Metal is dry, roasty, and fermented with farmhouse yeast. 10.8% ABV – TX
Jester King Boxer’s Revenge 12/750 ml Bottles – barrel-aged strong ale. Boxer’s Revenge slowly ferments for several months in oak barrels in the presence of naturally occurring wild yeasts and souring bacteria prior to blending. Unfiltered, unpasteurized, and 100% naturally conditioned. 10.8% ABV – TX
Jester King Buddha’s Brew 12x750ml Bottles – Farmhouse ale blended & brewed w/ kombucha tea. Very classy farmhouse that has a light, well carbonated feel and medium-light body. 4.7% ABV – TX
Jester King Cerveza de Mezquite12/750ml Bottles – Farmhouse ale brewed with mesquite beans foraged from the Texas Hill Country! 5.6% ABV – TX
Jester King Colonel Toby 12/750ml Bottles – Thirst Quench Alert! hoppy little farmhouse ale brewed in collaboration with The Kernel Brewery in London, England. We love simple, little, crisp, bitter, drinkable beers, and Colonel Toby fits this bill. 3.2% ABV – TX
Jester King Das Wunderkind 12/750 ml Bottles – Made using the once commonplace, Old World technique of bière de coupage, freshly hopped, young beer is blended with old, sour beer aged in oak barrels. Das Wunderkind! is dry, highly attenuated, unspiced, tart, floral, and funky. Unfiltered, unpasteurized, and 100% naturally conditioned. 4.5% ABV – TX
Jester King El Cedro 12/750ml Bottles – Farmhouse ale hopped with piney, citrusy American hops, aged on Spanish Cedar spirals, and bottle conditioned with Brettanomyces yeast. Unfiltered, unpasteurized and naturally conditioned. 7.8% ABV – TX
Jester King Foudreweizen 12/750 ml Bottles – A Collaboration with TX Legendary Live Oak Brewing Company. Wheat beer brewed by Live Oak and fermented in Foudre. 6.2% ABV – TX
Jester King Gotlandsdricka 12/750 ml Bottles – Gotlandsdricka, meaning “Drink of Gotland”, is a farmhouse ale brewed with smoked malt, juniper, and myrica gale. It’s inspired by the Scandinavian farmhouse brewing tradition. Gontlandsdricka is fabled to be the beer of the Vikings. Rudimentary malting techniques would likely have lent a smokey character to the beer and other plants besides hops (such as juniper and gale) were used for bittering. 6.6% ABV – TX
Jester King Grim Harvest 12/750 ml Bottles – Farmhouse ale refermented with “spent” blackberries from Nocturnum Chrysalis. 5.2% ABV – TX
Jester King Hibernal Dichotomous 12/750 ml Bottles – Barrel Aged Farmhouse Saison with peeled & grated raw beets, orange juice & zest, and fresh thyme.
Jester King Le Petit Prince 12/750 ml Bottles -Crushable Farmhouse Table Beer. Throughout Northern Europe, light-bodied, well-hopped, low alcohol table beers were often the beverage of choice with all meals. Unfiltered, unpasteurized, 100% naturally conditioned ale. 2.9% ABV – TX
Jester King Mad Meg 12/750 ml Bottles – Mad Meg is a Franco-Belgian inspired “bière de provision,” which means beer for keeping or storing. Provision ales were typically higher in alcohol and cellared for longer periods of time than their lower abv counterparts. Jester King Mad Meg is a simple beer with well water, Texas barley and wheat, and organic Fuggle and Perle hops. It was fermented in stainless steel with our mixed culture of brewers yeast and wild yeast, then naturally conditioned in kegs and 750ml bottles. 8.9% ABV – TX
Jester King Mr Mingo 12/750ml Bottles – A farmhouse ale with roselle hibiscus. The inspiration was to make a simple beer with a subtle adjunct. 4.8% ABV – TX
Jester King Noble King 12/750 ml Bottles – Noble King is a medium strength, highly attenuated, unspiced farmhouse ale brewed with an abundance of organic noble hops, and fermented with wild yeasts from the Texas Hill Country. Unfiltered, unpasteurized, and 100% naturally conditioned. 5.9% ABV – TX
Jester King Part & Parcel 12/750ml Bottles – Farmhouse Ale. The first beer in modern history brewed with 100% Texas grown and malted grain. 5.5% ABV – TX
Jester King Provenance Lemon/Lime 12/750 ml Bottles – Farmhouse ale brewed with lemons and limes. Provenance takes the vibrant flavors and aromas of lemons and limes and presents them in the unique way that only wild fermentation with native yeast and bacteria can. Unfiltered, unpasteurized, and 100% bottle-conditioned. 5.7% ABV – TX
Jester King Saison Americaine 12/750ml Bottles – Authentic modern-American, mixed culture saison. 5.2% ABV – TX
Jester King Simple Means 12/750 ml Bottles – Simple Means represents everything we love about Jester King, this Altbier with smoked malt is a complex take on a traditional style with Jester King’s legendary Farmhouse touch. Farmhouse Altbier with Texas smoked malt. Pleasantly smoked and crushable. 5.6% ABV – TX
Jester King Snorkel 12/750 ml Bottles – Farmhouse ale brewed with alderwood smoked sea salt and Texas grown oyster mushrooms. For this batch, we used golden oyster mushrooms. 5.5% ABV – TX
Jester King Vague Recollection 12/750ml Bottles – Inspired by the winemaking tradition of piquette, Vague Recollection is a farmhouse ale aged on the grape pomace from Syrah & Sangiovese. 6% ABV – TX
Jester King Wytchmaker 12/750 ml Bottles – Farmhouse Rye IPA brewed with Texas-grown San Jacinto Two Row and Wildfire Pale Malt from TexMalt, malted Rye, and oats. It’s kettle hopped with Citra and El Dorado and dry hopped with Simcoe, Amarillo, Citra, and Mosaic Cryo. 6% ABV -TX
Jester King / Masonry Collab Meowzah 12/750ml – Texas take on an English best bitter. 100% naturally conditioned in bottles and kegs. 4.6% ABV – TX
Jester King Figlet 12/750ml Bottles – Collaboration with the Legendary Franklin Barbecue. Farmhouse Ale refermented with smoked Texas figs. 6% ABV – TX
Jester King Kollaborationsbier 12/750ml Bottles – Kollaborationsbier is Live Oak Pilz wort fermented in stainless steel with Jester King mixed culture. The Pilz wort is brewed at Live Oak and driven across town to Jester King for fermentation. This simple, crushable beer maintains much of the Live Oak Pilz character when young and fresh, then goes through a mixed culture metamorphosis in the bottle as it ages. 6% ABV – TX
Jester King Soul Conduit 12/750ml Bottles – Farmhouse table beer aged in Old Tom Gin barrels previously housing Jester King Viking Metal. After barrel-aging, we refermented the beer with lime zest, lime juice, and fresh basil. The finished beer has a subtle smoked character with a nice herbal depth. We get notes of juniper, pine, Meyer lemon, lime leaf, backed up by a subtle salinity and smoke. We like to think of Soul Conduit as our farmhouse G&T. 4.5% ABV – TX
BARREL-AGED & SPONTANEOUS FERMENTATION COLLECTION
Jester King Atrial Rubicite 12/500ml Bottles – Atrial Rubicite is Jester King barrel-aged wild ale re-fermented with raspberries. Originally released in 2013, it’s their first-ever fruit beer. 5.8% ABV – TX
Jester King Bière de Blanc du Bois 12/500ml Bottles – To make Bière de Blanc du Bois, Texas-grown Blanc du Bois grapes were added to mature barrel-aged sour beer and refermented to dryness. Unfiltered, unpasteurized, and 100 percent bottle-conditioned. 6.7% ABV – TX
Jester King Biere de Coupage 12/750 ml Bottles – Biere de Coupage is a dry-hopped blend of fresh, hoppy farmhouse ale and mature, barrel-aged SPON. “Biere de Coupage” simply means beer that is cut or blended. We learned about the practice of blending young beer with old from the Franco-Belgian farmhouse tradition, and we adopted it into our beer making about a decade ago. We enjoy seeing how the microflora from the mature SPON takes the young, fresh beer in new and exciting directions. 5.9% ABV – TX
Jester King Biere de Syrah 12x500ml Bottles – barrel-aged sour beer refermented with Syrah grapes. Bière de Syrah consists of a blend of beer fermented in oak barrels for nine to twelve months with our mixed culture of brewers yeast and native yeast and bacteria harvested from the air and wildflowers around our brewery. The blend was then refermented with Syrah grapes for about two weeks, transferred off of the fruit, then aged for an additional nine months in oak barrels. After packaging, the beer naturally conditioned for an additional two months prior to release. Altogether, Bière de Syrah is roughly two years old. 7.3% ABV – TX
Jester King Birra di Sangiovese 12/500ml – barrel aged sour beer refermented with Sangiovese grapes grown at Tyler Farms & Vineyard in Midland, Texas. 7.4% ABV – TX
Jester King Cerveza de Tempranillo 12/500ml Bottles – barrel-aged sour ale refermented w/ tempranillo grapes. Tempranillo wine grapes were added to mature, sour, barrel-aged beer, and allowed to referment to dryness. Unfiltered, unpasteurized, and 100% naturally conditioned. 9.4% ABV – TX
Jester King CRU-55 12/375ml Bottles – sour red ale puncheon barrel-aged 3 years. 8.3% ABV – TX
Jester King Montmorency vs. Balaton 12/500ml Bottles – Barrel aged wild ale re-fermented with Montmorency and Balaton cherries from Michigan. One of the running jokes at Jester King is, “What is your favorite fruit to ferment with beer, and why is it cherry?” Cherries are indeed hard to beat when it comes to fruit re-fermentation. We get delicious notes of cherry pie, cinnamon, and marzipan. 4.9% ABV – TX
Jester King Nocturn Crysalis 12/500ml Bottles – Nocturn Chrysalis is our barrel-aged wild ale refermented with six pounds per gallon Marion Blackberries! 5.1% ABV – TX
Jester King Omniscience & Proselytism 12x500ml Bottles – Barrel-aged wild ale refermented with Hill Country strawberries. 4.4% ABV – TX
Jester King Orter i morker 12/750 ml Bottles – Akvavit Barrel Aged Dark Farmhouse Ale brewed with well water, malted barley, hops, woodear mushrooms, dried dill, dried caraway seeds, and fresh pine needles. It was fermented with our mixed culture and aged in 225L oak barrels formerly containing akvavit, a Scandinavian spirit flavored with caraway or dill. 7.9% ABV – TX
Jester King Repose 12/750 ml Bottles – Inspired by the dusty, hay-filled stone barns of the Nord de France that likely gave way to the rise of Bière de Garde, we included a small portion of hay in the mash for this beer. Taking a further cue from the slow and steady winter fermentation of the style, we allowed Reposé to rest in brandy barrels for almost a year. Unfiltered, unpasteurized, and 100% bottle-conditioned. 8.3% ABV – TX
Jester King Song of Binding 12/750ml Bottles – A collaboration with La Sirène Brewing in Melbourne, Australia. They inoculated wort in the coolship and racked it onto the yeast cake in one of their foudres for primary fermentation. They then matured the beer in French oak Pinot Noir barrels for fourteen months. 6.9% ABV – TX
Jester King SPON Plum Nectarine 6/375ml Bottles – 2018 SPON — Texas Plum & Nectarine! It’s a blend of one and two year old 100% spontaneously fermented beer from 2016 and 2017, refermented with Bruce sour plums from Lightsey Farms in Mexia, Texas, Morris plums from Engel Farms in Stonewall, Texas, and white nectarines from Cooper Farms in Fairfield, Texas! SPON beers are 100% spontaneously fermented with airborne yeast and bacteria collected overnight as the wort rests in our coolship. The beer then slowly ferments and matures in oak barrels for somewhere between one to three years depending on the batch. For this blend, we racked one and two year old beer out of oak and added it to 450 lbs. of sour plums, 100 lbs. of plums, and 400 lbs. of nectarines for refermentation. With our SPON beers, as well as for everything we brew, our aim is to create something uniquely tied to a cross-section of time, place, and people, never to be repeated or duplicated again. This is what farmhouse brewing means to us and gives us passion for what we do. 5.3% ABV – TX
Jester King SPON Raspberry & Cherry 6/375ml Bottles – 2018 SPON Raspberry & Cherry is a blend of one, two and three year old 100% spontaneously fermented beer refermented with raspberries and cherries. For our 2018 blend, we selected two puncheons of SPON from 2014, two puncheons of SPON from 2015, and one 225 liter barrel of SPON from 2016. After creating the blend, we refermented it with 960 pounds of raspberries and 840 pounds of Balaton cherries. 5.4% ABV
Jester King SPON Red Grape 6/375ml Bottles – 2016 SPON MOURVEDRE & SANGIOVESE – 100% spontaneously fermented beer, refermented with Mourvedre and Sangiovese grapes. We took three barrels of two year old SPON from 2014 and one barrel of three year old SPON from 2013 (about 1,600 liters), and added 500 pounds of Mourvedre grapes from the Texas High Plains and 500 pounds of Sangiovese grapes from Colorado. We allowed the beer to referment with the grapes to dryness, then naturally conditioned the beer in kegs and bottles resting on their side. 7% ABV – TX
Jester King SPON Three Year Blend 6/375ml Bottles – Three Year Blend is a blend of three different vintages — 2014, 2015 and 2016 — of 100% spontaneously fermented beer. Our goal is to make beer inextricably linked to our time, place, and people by harnessing the microflora, climate, and ecology of the Texas Hill Country. 5.8% ABV – TX
Jester King SPON Three Year Blend 6/750ml Bottles – 2017 SPON — Three Year Blend is a blend of three different vintages — 2014, 2015 and 2016 — of 100% spontaneously fermented beer. Our goal is to make beer inextricably linked to our time, place, and people by harnessing the microflora, climate, and ecology of the Texas Hill Country. 5.8% ABV – TX
Jester King SPON White Grape 6/375ml Bottles – 2018 SPON Muscat is a blend of 100% spontaneously fermented beer refermented with 2,000 pounds of Muscat grapes from Sulpher Bluff, Texas (2018 harvest)! The grapes were really pleasant, reminded us of honeysuckle and flowers, and refermented very nicely with SPON. Our SPON beers (short for “spontaneous”) are brewed with unfiltered well water, Texas malted barley, Texas raw wheat, and aged hops from our barn. The wort sits overnight in our coolship and collects wild yeast and bacteria from the air before spontaneously fermenting in oak barrels for typically one to three years. They are then conditioned in bottles and kegs through natural refermentation. As we state on our label, SPON is a unique reflection of the ecology of the Texas winter, the Texas Hill Country, and the people of Jester King. 6.4% ABV – TX
Jester King UberSPON 12/750 ml Bottles – UberSPON is young farmhouse ale “cut” with mature Jester King SPON, then dry hopped with organic Fuggle and Perle from The Oregon Hophouse. 5.9% ABV – TX
Clown Shoes A-HOP-ALYPSE MEOW – MIX PACK 2/12/12oz CANS – It’s an all-out war between the infamous alien hop bugs and the laser-wielding Feline Force. No fridge or cooler bag is safe from this imminent hoppy invasion. Packed with 4 different IPAs from across the universe, A-hop-alypse Meow has something for everyone no matter what side you’re on. Includes: Galactica SoCal Citra – Mad Perf Sesh (Mix Pack Exclusive) – Rainbows are Real – Space Cake.
Clown Shoes Galactica SoCal Citra 6/4/16oz CANS – Modern twist on a classic West Coast style IPA features citrusy hops and a lighter malt character to make a crisp West Coast IPA. 7.2% ABV – MA
Clown Shoes Galactica Dank Nebula 6/4/16oz CANS – West Coast style IPA features Galaxy, Simcoe, and Columbus hops, a rich malty base, plus Dank & Stormy Hopzoil™ 7.2% ABV – MA
Clown Shoes Fruitorian Guava/Passion 6/4/16oz CANS – Delicious Sour Ales with Guava and Passionfruit. 5.8% ABV – MA
Clown Shoes Rainbows Are Real 6/4/16oz CANS – Hazy IPA brewed with terpenes Beta-Pinene and Linalool, aromatic compounds derived from natural botanical sources. They supplement the sweet malt backbone and lively blend of Azacca, Citra, and Mosaic hops that make Rainbows Are Real shine with fresh, juicy notes of sweet citrus. 6.9% ABV – MA
Clown Shoes Haze Cake 6/4/16oz CANS – Hazy Double IPA with Multiple dry hoppings of Mosaic and Citra. 9% ABV – MA
Clown Shoes Space Cake 6/4/16oz CANS – Mosaic, Citra Double IPA features robust hop aromas that carry through to the strong juicy flavors of tropical citrus. 9% ABV – MA
Clown Shoes Mango Kolsch 6/4/16oz CANS – American Kolsch. This beer is NOT REINHEITSGEBOT. But it is delicious. Mango begins as a crisp and clean traditional Kolsch, then receives a dry hop addition and natural mango flavor. The result is a beer that features a light and crisp body that pairs that with subtle mango flavor and a lingering sweetness at the finish. 5.5% ABV – MA
Clown Shoes Mist On The Oaks 6/4/12oz CANS – Rich and Roasty, Imperial Stout Aged in Bourbon and Rum barrels that only this crazy bunch can pull out! We encourage you to not wake what lies beneath the mist… 10% ABV – MA
Clown Shoes Undead Party Crasher 6/4/16oz CANS – Big and Bold American Imperial Stout utilizes a malt bill including smoked malts for an Imperial Stout that bursts with dark malt flavor. Rich notes of coffee, and chocolate mingle throughout an intense and full-bodied Stout. 9% ABV – MA
Clown Shoes Blaecorn Unidragon 6/4/16oz CANS – Russian Imperial Stout Brewed with a monstrous amount of malt and combined with aggressive American hops, this beer is powerful and complex and designed to age.10.5% ABV – MA
A big Friday night awaits in Cedar Rapids as this Friday, May 19th, Iowa Brewing will be debuting their newest addition to their extremely popular “Fruit Burst Sour” portfolio as “Bluesberry” debuts! Making the debut even more significant is that it will be coming and pouring at Blues Night in the Park (Green Square in Cedar Rapids)!
This beer features blue raspberry, orange, and pineapple flavors that give it a sweet, juicy and slightly tart taste and it checks in at 6% ABV. This beer will only be available on draft and possibly your only chance to get a taste will be at the Blues Night event!
The event itself has a $5 cover and will feature recognized blues acts such as BF Burt, Keesha Pratt Band, Matthias Lattin, and Ken Valdez.
Local food vendors will be on hand to try their delicious items as well! Need Pizza, Willy Ray’s Q Shack, and The Hip Stir will have their wonderful food available and Chophouse Downtown will have cotton candy! Gates will open at 5 p.m. and music will go from 6-10 p.m.!
With the “Bluesberry” release Iowa Brewing will also have the following beers available: -Iowa Eagle Light Lager -Eagle Amber Lager -Surf Zombies IPA -ZOINKS! Session IPA -Big River Cold IPA -Untitled Art Seltzers