Jester King Brewery
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Nestled in the heart of Texas Hill Country, about 20 miles outside of Austin, sits the sprawling 165-acre Jester King estate.
There, among the hop fields and fruit orchards, crowds of local funk fiends kick back, drink beer, and take in the beauty of God’s green earth.
And they’re all sippin’ on light, fruity, and delicately tart brews like today’s Mr. Mingo Farmhouse Saison, brewed with over 1lb of real roselle hibiscus flowers in every barrel.
Crafted with JK’s unique blend of Texas terroir and homegrown ingredients, this subtly tropical sipper showcases the skill that earned them a shoutout from the New York Times as one of the leaders in Farmhouse Ales in the country!
And with only 4,500 bottles in existence, getting your hands on one puts you in a league of craft fandom reserved for only Jester King’s most diehard. Might want to consider adding a few extra locks to your cellar because every Wild Ale fiend from here to the Alamo is gonna try their damndest to sneak away with your stash.
You see, these guys believe that a Saison should be a reflection of where it’s made — it’s all about wild yeasts, locally grown ingredients, and, of course, the people who drink it.
And in Texas, that means making something light and refreshing enough to beat the infamous Southern heat.
To do it, they brewed their house Saison with locally-grown hibiscus flowers, imparting nuances of watermelon, gooseberry, and a touch of passionfruit. Texas-grown wheat and barley lend the brew a biscuity character that balances the tropical juiciness, while the 5.9% ABV keeps it crushable all summer long.
If you ever find yourself down in Big Sky Country, definitely make the trip out to Jester King and experience the sprawling farmland and brewery for yourself. Trust us, it’s worth it.
But until then, load up on a bottle of today’s bright and quenching Mr. Mingo and let us bring the funk of Texas Hill Country to you.
*Mr. Mingo is enjoyed best when served chilled between 50-55 degrees.