Snorkel (Batch 7)
Jester King Brewery
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A Note on This Beer
If you’re the type of craft fiend who’s always looking to experience unique flavor frontiers, than prep your palate for adventure! Today we’ve got a beer that’s totally unlike anything you’ve ever tried before.
But before we get into all the weird stuff going on in today’s Snorkel Rustic Farmhouse Ale, rest assured, it is damn tasty. Fans on Untappd are calling it “delicious” and “simple, yet divine.” One even says “looks like pear juice, tastes like beer champagne!”
Alright, here’s the weird part: alderwood smoked sea salt and OYSTER MUSHROOMS!
If there’s any brewery to trust with a mushroom beer, it’s Texas’ Jester King. These guys were instrumental in creating the American Wild Ale style and are still one of the best at mastering it. Craft Beer and Brewing even named them One of the Top 5 Small Breweries in the World!
For today's brew, they used gourmet Oyster Mushrooms from nearby Fallen Oak farms, grown on Jester King's own spent grain.
How cool is that? They make the beer, use the spent grain to grow mushrooms, and then put the mushrooms back into the beer! It’s the Circle of Life! Except instead of a bunch of singing lions, you end up with today’s Snörkel Farmhouse Ale which is obviously way better.
There’s a good chance you’ve tried a brew or two from Jester King, especially if you’ve been on Tavour for a while. But have you ever tried a Farmhouse Ale brewed with alderwood-smoked sea salt and a whole bunch of Oyster mushrooms?
Probably not! Because this is, as far as we can tell, the only one in the world. Show up to a bottleshare with this stuff and everyone is going to want to try it. Heck, that’s true of any JK brew, but with its unusual ingredients, this one is even more tempting!
Seriously, who WOULDN’T be curious about a mushroom Wild Ale?
Pour this brew into a glass and prepare to be inundated with aromas of lemon-lime, bretty funk, and tangy tartness — everything you’d expect from a world class Farmhouse Ale. But there’s something else, too. An earthy quality. An umami character. That’s the mushrooms.
Take a sip and all those Saison-like flavors are elevated by a bright salinity. It’s light, crisp, and incredibly drinkable. Yet there’s still that underlying earthiness that’s difficult to define, but impossible to stop savoring.
Grab a bottle of Snörkel and treat yourself to a flavor you’ve never experienced before from one of the most celebrated breweries on the planet. And invite a few buddies to join you, because a beer this unique and interesting deserves to be shared.
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