Jester King Brewery
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A Note on This Beer
When you break into today’s Detritivore from Jester King, you’ll have a chance to enlighten your Farmhouse fanatic friends on how this small-batch Top 50 BA-ranked Farmhouse Ale came to be.
Lesson 1: Refermenting cherries. Drawing inspiration from Cantillon, Jester King breathes new life into the cherries used in their top-rated Montmorency vs Balaton. Using this “spent” fruit in Detritivore imparts a gorgeous ruby-gold pour and an intricate cherry flavor that doesn’t overwhelm its subtle, white peppery mixed culture base.
Lesson 2: Texas Hill Country terroir. Native yeast and cultures from Jester King’s 165-acre estate create a dry, mildly funky base that embodies the brewery’s dedication to crafting beers “tied to a time, a place, and a people.”
Lesson 3: Limited release. Any fan of Belgian-inspired Farmhouse Ales would be remiss not to experience Detritivore’s nuances -- but since only 2,000 bottles of this year’s vintage exist, this opportunity to experience the wild magic of Jester King is scarce.
Opening any Jester King bottle comes with great responsibility. Every one of their beers is exquisitely crafted using timeless techniques, creating Texas terroir-driven brews that can’t be recreated anywhere else. So be sure to pick the right tasting buddies to share this one-of-a-kind experience -- learning about its origins will instill a new appreciation for world-class Farmhouse Ales like Detritivore.
Rated 4.27 on BeerAdvocate; 4.17 on Untappd; Ranked #19 Beer in Texas