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Jester King Craft Brewery
« on: October 26, 2010, 07:34:01 PM »
These guys need an official thread. I had the Commercial Suicide dark mild on cask at the Draught House anniversary party on Friday and I just had the draft version of the mild as well as the Wytchmaker Rye IPA at their offcial commercial debut also at the Draught House. I just have to say DAMN. Texas might finally have a craft brewery that just puts out killer stuff. The rye IPA was sick.

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Re: Jester King Craft Brewery
« Reply #1 on: October 27, 2010, 08:24:01 AM »
I hear the Moth in Dallas has some of their stuff on tap, must get there asap.
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Re: Jester King Craft Brewery
« Reply #2 on: November 16, 2010, 06:16:43 PM »
Just tried the Bourbon Barrel Commercial Suicide last night. Pretty interesting and probably the lowest alcohol barrel aged beer that I've ever had at 3.3%.

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« Reply #3 on: November 17, 2010, 03:12:19 PM »
Hope that hits DFW as well.
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« Reply #4 on: November 17, 2010, 04:12:57 PM »
Hope that hits DFW as well.

I think the Moth is getting it.

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Re: Jester King Craft Brewery
« Reply #5 on: November 19, 2010, 08:24:52 AM »
Hope that hits DFW as well.

I think the Moth is getting it.

Can't wait for it
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Re: Jester King Craft Brewery
« Reply #6 on: January 13, 2011, 07:26:49 AM »
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More Black Metal Imperial Stout is on the way. Our second batch is almost finished, so look for it next week. More details to follow.

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Re: Jester King Craft Brewery
« Reply #7 on: January 13, 2011, 11:42:58 PM »
Just tried the Bourbon Barrel Commercial Suicide last night. Pretty interesting and probably the lowest alcohol barrel aged beer that I've ever had at 3.3%.

This has Ron Extract written all over it...he seems to strongly prefer low abv beers.  It's great to hear the brewery is putting out good stuff.  When we stayed with Ron in Ft. Worth this summer he was really excited about getting started, which makes sense as the beer scene was somewhat lackluster from what I remember.

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Re: Jester King Craft Brewery
« Reply #8 on: January 14, 2011, 08:00:38 AM »
They're bottling 750's of Black Metal this weekend.
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« Reply #9 on: January 14, 2011, 11:01:08 AM »
They're bottling 750's of Black Metal this weekend.

I already have a friend in Houston asking me to pick up bottles and I haven't had the chance to try the beer yet. :lol:

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Re: Jester King Craft Brewery
« Reply #10 on: January 14, 2011, 11:20:41 AM »
They're bottling 750's of Black Metal this weekend.

I already have a friend in Houston asking me to pick up bottles and I haven't had the chance to try the beer yet. :lol:

Dang, I was going to ask after they were bottled.  Don't worry about it though it you're picking some up already though. 
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Re: Jester King Craft Brewery
« Reply #11 on: January 25, 2011, 07:19:50 AM »
http://jesterkingbrewery.com/introducing-boxer-s-revenge-farmhouse-provision-ale

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Introducing Boxer's Revenge Farmhouse Provision Ale
Jester King Craft Brewery is very pleased to announce the debut of Boxer’s Revenge Farmhouse Provision Ale this Saturday, January 29th at the brewery’s Grand Opening Celebration. Boxer’s Revenge is the first of three authentic farmhouse ales brewed as part of Jester King’s year-round lineup. The others are Das Wunderkind!, a farmhouse “table beer”, and Cocksure, a hoppy, amber farmhouse ale inspired by the French tradition of bière de garde. Das Wunderkind! and Cocksure will be available in the coming months.
All three of Jester King’s year-round farmhouse ales are aged in oak wine barrels with wild yeast after undergoing an initial fermentation with French farmhouse yeast. After aging, the individual barrels are blended to taste.
Boxer’s Revenge is inspired by the hearty “stock ales” or “provision ales” produced by some of iconic farmhouse breweries located along the Franco-Belgian border and named in honor of the stalwart workhorse in George Orwell’s Animal Farm. It combines delicate notes of tropical fruit, citrus and spice from the primary French farmhouse yeast with tart, rustic, earthy notes from the Brettanomyces. A final dry-hopping with fresh Cascade and Centennial hops adds yet another layer of depth and complexity.
Following Jester King’s Grand Opening Celebration, Boxer’s Revenge will be available on draught at a small number of accounts throughout Texas. In the months that follow, it will be released as a regular, year-round offering in both kegs and 750mL, amber, champagne-style bottles. Please see the attached information sheet about Boxer’s Revenge.
Jester King Craft brewery is an authentic farmhouse brewery in the beautiful Texas Hill Country, on the outskirts of Austin. For more information, please visit www.jesterkingbrewery.com.

http://jesterkingbrewery.com/grand-opening-celebration-details

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Grand Opening Celebration Details
We’re excited to present a day full of beer, live music, food and entertainment this Saturday the 29th. Here are all the important details:
Jester King Craft Brewery Grand Opening Celebration
Saturday, January 29th from 1-9pm
Get three free tastes. Buy a new CUSTOM JESTER KING GRAND OPENING SNIFTER or Jester King Pint Glass for $10 and we’ll use your new glass as the tasting glass.
13005 Fitzhugh Rd., Austin, TX 78736

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• Children are welcome but should be supervised at all times.
• Special Grand Opening T-shirt for sale in S, M, L, XL, XXL and womens fitted for $15
• Cash and checks only please. No ATM available.
• Plenty of free parking
• Please carpool and designate a driver
• Pets encouraged
• Brewery tours every 90 minutes
• Feel free to bring lawn chairs
• Bonfire will be going, but still dress warm. It feels cooler out in the Hill Country.
• Beer Advocate tasting before the party starts. Bring some good stuff and share some with us!
BEERS AVAILABLE:
Wytchmaker Rye IPA
Commercial Suicide Dark Mild
Whiskey Barrel Aged Commercial Suicide (Firkins)
Black Metal Imperial Stout
Boxer’s Revenge Farmhouse Provision Ale
FEATURED ENTERTAINMENT:
BLIND BOY CHOCOLATE AND THE MILK SHEIKS
Musical saw, washtub bass, mandolin, dobro. Nuff said.
http://www.myspace.com/themilksheiks
…1:30-2:30
THE AUSTIN FACIAL HAIR CLUB
Hosting a beard competition and kissing booth!
http://austinfacialhairclub.com/
2:45-3:45
RATTLETREE ELECTRIC
Get ready for an exciting, high-energy Zimbabwean style Marimba group!
http://www.rattletree.com/
4:00-5:00
CLYDE & CLEM’S WHISKEY BUSINESS
“a travesty to everything that bluegrass has ever stood for and an affront to the sensibilities of decent people worldwide”
http://clydeandclemswhiskeybusiness.com/
5:30-6:30
MELOGRAND
Poignant, unique-yet-accessible art-pop rock
http://www.melogrand.com/
7:00-8:00
CLASSIC CARS
Featuring the amazing vehicles from classic/custom car clubs:
Kreatures, The Meatheads & The Strugglers
PIROMANA
Live fire-dancing!
ANNIE RAY PHOTO BOOTH
The fabulous Annie Ray will be on-hand with her incredible photo booth!
http://annieray.net/
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THE HAPPY HOBO
Homemade soups & fresh bread
http://www.happyhobo.snarko.com/
OLD SCHOOL BBQ
Pit bbq, burgers & steak sandwiches
http://www.oldschoolbbqandgrill.com/
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Re: Jester King Craft Brewery
« Reply #12 on: January 25, 2011, 10:13:55 AM »
Dammit, I might have to go now that there is a special glass and Boxer's Revenge is getting released.

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Re: Jester King Craft Brewery
« Reply #13 on: January 25, 2011, 12:29:03 PM »
Wish I could go, just got paid and I'm already broke.
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Re: Jester King Craft Brewery
« Reply #14 on: February 06, 2011, 12:54:50 PM »
Whoa, Jester King was selected for MJ's Rare Beer Club beer already. Lots of folks are gonne be getting some Black Metal.  :beerbang:

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Re: Jester King Craft Brewery
« Reply #15 on: May 04, 2011, 08:23:44 PM »
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We released more bottles of Wytchmaker Rye IPA and Black Metal Imperial Stout. They'll be hitting stores this week.

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Re: Jester King Craft Brewery
« Reply #17 on: June 22, 2011, 09:37:26 PM »
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Bottling Berliner Weisse today. We'll let the beer age for several weeks in the bottle to allow the lactobacillus to continue to develop sourness in the finished beer.

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Re: Jester King Craft Brewery
« Reply #18 on: June 22, 2011, 09:55:22 PM »
Thanks stopbarking for the Black Metal @ Bracfest :thumbup:

Berliner Weisse?? :drool:

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« Reply #19 on: June 23, 2011, 03:39:41 PM »
Why didn't I know this :doh:



Thanks stopbarking for the Black Metal @ Bracfest :thumbup:

Berliner Weisse?? :drool:
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Re: Jester King Craft Brewery
« Reply #21 on: December 26, 2011, 01:41:54 PM »
http://jesterkingbrewery.com/commercial-suicide-bottle-recall

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Commercial Suicide Bottle Recall
A few weeks ago, we posted about an issue with Commercial Suicide bottles continuing to ferment beyond the projected finishing point, and becoming overcarbonated as a result. At the time, we did not feel that the issue warranted a full recall, but with extended cold storage, the bottle fermentation would cease and the excess CO2 that resulted from it would most likely get reabsorbed into the beer. Unfortunately, the fermentation has continued to a point where bottles may now be showing significant signs of leakage and may gush extensively upon opening. For this reason, we must ask that any retailer that still has Commercial Suicide on its shelves pull the product immediately. We would also advise any consumers who may be in possession of Commercial Suicide bottles to return them, either to the retailer from which they were purchased, or directly to the brewery. While we do not currently have any more Commercial Suicide to replace the overcarbonated batch, we are currently working on a Farmhouse version, which we hope to have ready sometime this spring. In the meantime, we will gladly replace any unopened bottles of Commercial Suicide that are returned to the brewery during our Saturday open hours with fresh bottles of one of our other beers of equal or higher retail value.
Please accept our apology for this issue and for the inconvenience it has caused.

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Re: Jester King Craft Brewery
« Reply #23 on: October 30, 2012, 09:58:09 PM »
just read this:

http://www.foxnews.com/leisure/2012/10/29/beer-business-booming-so-who-will-brewers-vote-for/

"Ron Extract, co-owner of Jester King Brewery in Austin, Texas said he’s hoping for Obama. “Obama brews beer in the White House. Romney doesn’t drink. I’ll leave it at that.”


had no idea. :shrug:  good for him  :thumbup:

also,  why does everyone call him by his full name??
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Re: Jester King Craft Brewery
« Reply #25 on: February 28, 2013, 11:11:06 AM »
"Ron Extract, co-owner of Jester King Brewery in Austin, Texas said he’s hoping for Obama. “Obama brews beer in the White House. Romney doesn’t drink. I’ll leave it at that.”

had no idea. :shrug:  good for him  :thumbup:

Me either... not sure why this was never mentioned at a certain shop in Chicago where he used to work, and they now occasionally sell Jester King. Oh well. More power to him though... :thumbup:

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Re: Jester King Craft Brewery
« Reply #26 on: May 30, 2013, 01:07:05 PM »
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« Reply #27 on: May 30, 2013, 06:05:02 PM »
"Ron Extract, co-owner of Jester King Brewery in Austin, Texas said he’s hoping for Obama. “Obama brews beer in the White House. Romney doesn’t drink. I’ll leave it at that.”

had no idea. :shrug:  good for him  :thumbup:

Me either... not sure why this was never mentioned at a certain shop in Chicago where he used to work, and they now occasionally sell Jester King. Oh well. More power to him though... :thumbup:

When Jess and I were travelling across the south and stayed with Ron and Amber in Fort Worth in the summer of '10 they were finishing up building the brewery and he was travelling the 3 hrs down there regularly. I think when they opened either later that year or early the next he transitioned from Shelton Bros to Jester King full time. I'm sure his connections with Shelton is why they're distributing Jester King.

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Re: Jester King Craft Brewery
« Reply #28 on: May 31, 2013, 08:57:51 AM »
"Ron Extract, co-owner of Jester King Brewery in Austin, Texas said he’s hoping for Obama. “Obama brews beer in the White House. Romney doesn’t drink. I’ll leave it at that.”

had no idea. :shrug:  good for him  :thumbup:

Me either... not sure why this was never mentioned at a certain shop in Chicago where he used to work, and they now occasionally sell Jester King. Oh well. More power to him though... :thumbup:

When Jess and I were travelling across the south and stayed with Ron and Amber in Fort Worth in the summer of '10 they were finishing up building the brewery and he was travelling the 3 hrs down there regularly. I think when they opened either later that year or early the next he transitioned from Shelton Bros to Jester King full time. I'm sure his connections with Shelton is why they're distributing Jester King.

this is the first time i think i have ever heard his name mentioned as Ron and not Ron Extract
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Re: Jester King Craft Brewery
« Reply #29 on: May 31, 2013, 11:25:20 AM »
"Ron Extract, co-owner of Jester King Brewery in Austin, Texas said he’s hoping for Obama. “Obama brews beer in the White House. Romney doesn’t drink. I’ll leave it at that.”

had no idea. :shrug:  good for him  :thumbup:

Me either... not sure why this was never mentioned at a certain shop in Chicago where he used to work, and they now occasionally sell Jester King. Oh well. More power to him though... :thumbup:

When Jess and I were travelling across the south and stayed with Ron and Amber in Fort Worth in the summer of '10 they were finishing up building the brewery and he was travelling the 3 hrs down there regularly. I think when they opened either later that year or early the next he transitioned from Shelton Bros to Jester King full time. I'm sure his connections with Shelton is why they're distributing Jester King.

this is the first time i think i have ever heard his name mentioned as Ron and not Ron Extract
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I think WLV has its own import entity set up to bring in JK (only place in town with it), and they do get it from Shelton, afaik.

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Re: Jester King Craft Brewery
« Reply #30 on: June 01, 2013, 12:54:19 AM »
"Ron Extract, co-owner of Jester King Brewery in Austin, Texas said he’s hoping for Obama. “Obama brews beer in the White House. Romney doesn’t drink. I’ll leave it at that.”

had no idea. :shrug:  good for him  :thumbup:

Me either... not sure why this was never mentioned at a certain shop in Chicago where he used to work, and they now occasionally sell Jester King. Oh well. More power to him though... :thumbup:

When Jess and I were travelling across the south and stayed with Ron and Amber in Fort Worth in the summer of '10 they were finishing up building the brewery and he was travelling the 3 hrs down there regularly. I think when they opened either later that year or early the next he transitioned from Shelton Bros to Jester King full time. I'm sure his connections with Shelton is why they're distributing Jester King.

this is the first time i think i have ever heard his name mentioned as Ron and not Ron Extract

Ron Extract and Amber Non-Extract (edit to add: Amber All-Grain?)

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Re: Jester King Craft Brewery
« Reply #31 on: August 20, 2013, 11:38:24 AM »


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Atrial Rubicite Release

We will be releasing Atrial Rubicite at our brewery over the course of two consecutive weekends — the weekend of Friday, August 30th through Sunday, September 1st (Labor Day weekend) and Friday, September 6th through Sunday, September 8th. We’ve developed a system for our Atrial Rubicite bottle release that we think is fair, flexible, efficient and will hopefully avoid long lines, unnecessary waiting, getting up early, and other annoyances. Here’s how is works:

? Atrial Rubicite will be available for sale at our tasting during the following hours:

First Weekend
Friday, August 30th – 5-9 pm
Saturday, August 31st – 12-6pm
Sunday, September 1st – 12-6pm

Second Weekend
Friday, September 6th – 5-9 pm
Saturday, September 7th – 12-6pm
Sunday, September 8th – 12-6pm

? If you’d like to purchase one or more bottles of Atrial Rubicite, please fill in the signup form linked to below. By filling in the form, you reserve your opportunity to purchase Atrial Rubicite during our tasting room hours on the day of your choosing (8/30, 8/31, 9/1, 9/6, 9/7 or 9/8). We will only be selling bottles on these days to people who filled in the form.

? We will set a bottle purchase limit based upon how many people fill in the signup form. Bottle allocations are non-transferable.

? You must show up on the day you specified in the form to purchase your allocation. While there is no need to arrive early or right when our tasting room opens, you must arrive sometime during our tasting room hours on your specified day.

? You must present a valid photo ID matching the name and date of birth entered in the signup form.

? The cost will be $16 per 500 ml bottle. (Mix & match with other Jester King beers for a 10% discount when purchasing 12 bottles or more.)

? The deadline to fill in the signup form is Tuesday, August 27th at 5pm CST. We’ll close registration at that time.

? You will receive an email confirming your bottle allocation and pickup date on Wednesday, August 28th.

? Only one form may be submitted per person. Multiple entries will be deleted.

? Atrial Rubicite will also be available by the glass at Jester King throughout both bottle release weekends. We will be selling Atrial Rubicite t-shirts (pictured below) for $20/shirt.

? If there are any bottles leftover after the second weekend, they will be available on a first come, first served basis at our tasting room starting Friday, September 13th at 5pm.

Link to Atrial Rubicite Signup Form

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Re: Jester King Craft Brewery
« Reply #32 on: August 20, 2013, 12:13:31 PM »
I'll probably buy a few. Let me know if anyone is interested. If shit gets crazy, I might skip it though...

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Re: Jester King Craft Brewery
« Reply #33 on: March 04, 2014, 12:59:27 PM »
http://jesterkingbrewery.com/head-brewer-jordan-keeper-to-leave-jester-king

It is with great sadness that we must announce that our Head Brewer, Jordan Keeper, is leaving Jester King to pursue his dream of opening his own brewery. As difficult as it is to lose him, we support Jordan in his dreams and look forward to seeing them take shape.

Jordan has been Head Brewer at Jester King since 2011. He joined us when we were a fledgling outfit fumbling around in the dark learning how to make wort and ferment beer. Jordan’s presence immediately helped provide stability and clarity when we were just learning to find our way as a brewery. Over the years, Jordan helped us assemble and lead a team of talented brewers and develop the recipes and techniques we use to make our beer today. He has been an integral part of our barrel aging, blending, and fruit refermentation programs and played a key role in developing our award winning Atrial Rubicite. Above all that, Jordan is a dear friend and a class act who will be dearly missed at our brewery. We wish him the absolute best in his future endeavors. Be on the lookout for exciting things from Jordan in the future!

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Re: Jester King Craft Brewery
« Reply #34 on: April 14, 2014, 10:35:30 AM »
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There’s a new term in craft brewing — artisanal. You’ve seen it in cheese, woodworking, bread, and wine. But until now, it hasn’t been used to describe beer all that often. And that’s because we already had the word “craft.” But in recent years, you’ve probably heard more about the craft industry — a bit of an oxymoron — than the craft of small batch beer-making itself. That’s because craft beer is quickly becoming the new default — somewhat disregarding the craft of beer-making in any meaningful sense of the word. Most of the attention on the definition of a craft brewery is focused on size and ownership structure more than the process or artistry itself. Larger craft brewers are still making amazing beers with the same original intent, utilizing many of the same ingredients as they did when they were small. But with all the growth in the craft sector, a new niche has emerged that has little chance of ever becoming industrialized, or defined by objective metrics. And that’s artisanal brewers.

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Re: Jester King Craft Brewery
« Reply #35 on: April 14, 2014, 11:16:15 AM »
It's a beautiful location and they make some of the best sour beers in the US. I love heading out there for an afternoon beer or three.

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« Reply #36 on: May 10, 2014, 09:32:51 PM »


"Finished with our collaboration brewday at Brasserie fantome! Thanks to Dany Prignon for being an amazing host. — with Garrett Crowell and Dany Prignon."

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Re: Jester King Craft Brewery
« Reply #37 on: June 09, 2016, 07:25:04 AM »
http://beerpulse.com/2016/06/ron-extract-amber-watts-to-leave-jester-king-4356/

(Austin, TX) – Jester King announced some big news regarding a pair of important brewery members on Friday. More below from the email newsletter…



It’s with bittersweet sentiment that Michael Steffing and I mention that Ron Extract and Amber Watts are leaving Jester King to pursue their career goal of opening their own brewery! Ron and Amber will have more details of their own to share, but they plan on establishing a brewery in rural Washington in the months ahead.

Ron and Amber have meant a great deal to Jester King over the years. Ron joined Jester King during the brewery construction phase and was instrumental in helping shape the creative vision of the brewery. He initially reached out to Michael and me about potentially distributing our beer, but the conversation soon changed to how he could benefit Jester King directly by partnering with us and lending his wealth of experience in sales and distribution, as well as in the beer industry in general. Michael and I were very fortunate to have someone with Ron’s experience and knowledge as our partner. Having no prior industry experience ourselves, Ron was able to connect us with people and organizations that accelerated the growth, awareness, and reputation of the brewery. Ron of course also worked very hard at helping push through the package of bills that allow Jester King to pursue its current business model. Prior to 2013, Jester King could not sell beer at the brewery. Now our business depends and thrives on people having the legal ability to buy beer to drink at our tasting room or take home. Once we had the legal right to sell beer, Ron helped make Jester King a preeminent destination location for beer in Texas, and what Michael and I consider to be one of the best locations for beer in the world. On top of that, Ron has done an exceptional job representing Jester King at home and abroad, creating many valuable contacts for us along the way. We know Ron to be one of the smartest, most patient, and overall reasonable persons that we’ve encountered.

Amber has helped us tremendously in a multitude of areas over the years. She initially volunteered her time in the tasting room before ultimately helping manage an entity that essentially puts on a major beer festival every weekend. She took over brewery reporting and government compliance upon coming onboard as a full-time member of our staff, which helped across a number of departments. She helped elevate the onsite experience at Jester King by organizing some of the most wonderful events we’ve ever been associated with, including the Salty Sow beer dinner, 2015 Funk n’ Sour Fest, the all-Dichotomous beer dinner, and “2015” Zwanze Day. She also brought us the fun and successful Alamo Drafthouse Rolling Roadshow screenings. Amber represented Jester King very well both at home and abroad, and was highly helpful and reliable as one of our tour guides. I personally thank her for her help with communications, and we’re excited to see her express her excellent communication skills, both written and verbal, through the platform of her new business.

While Ron will be leaving Jester King, he remains a shareholder in the company. Knowing his reputation for helping others in the industry, I have no doubt he’ll gladly help everyone at Jester King in any way he can going forward. We are very excited about the new chapter in their professional lives, expect them to succeed magnificently, and are excited to see the knowledge and experience they’ve gained over the years translate into an exceptional business of their own!

— Jeffrey Stuffings
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Jester King Brewery
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Re: Jester King Craft Brewery
« Reply #38 on: February 27, 2018, 12:22:21 PM »
Anybody had the JK Kvass?

It showed up a few months ago and I balked at $17.99. I'm seeing it cheaper now and wondering if anyone would recommend it. TIA

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« Reply #39 on: March 01, 2018, 06:31:54 PM »
I haven't had it.

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Re: Jester King Craft Brewery
« Reply #40 on: March 02, 2018, 09:52:24 AM »
I had it a few weeks ago.  It's certainly no milk jug kvass.  Pretty much a JK saison with some bread character in the background.
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« Reply #41 on: March 02, 2018, 02:57:15 PM »
I had it a few weeks ago.  It's certainly no milk jug kvass.  Pretty much a JK saison with some bread character in the background.
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I just bought some, so I guess my curiosity will be satisfied. :unsure:

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Re: Jester King Craft Brewery
« Reply #42 on: February 24, 2019, 02:48:15 PM »
JK event yesterday at Beer Temple, got to try a range of stuff. Favorites were Soul Conduit and Atrial. The Scratch collab seemed to have mellowed quite a bit since last summer, herb/spice had faded into the background.

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Re: Jester King Craft Brewery
« Reply #43 on: February 25, 2019, 01:53:49 PM »
Did they bring any of the wine forward ones? Any other fruited beers?

Atrial is a classic. Same goes for Montmorency vs Balaton.

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Re: Jester King Craft Brewery
« Reply #44 on: February 25, 2019, 02:29:34 PM »
Just saw a place that started carrying them. Grabbed a bottle of Petite Prince.  What other recommendations do y'all have?  I can't remember all the other offerings but if you make a recommendation I'll keep my eye out. 

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« Reply #45 on: February 25, 2019, 02:36:21 PM »
Just saw a place that started carrying them. Grabbed a bottle of Petite Prince.  What other recommendations do y'all have?  I can't remember all the other offerings but if you make a recommendation I'll keep my eye out.
That's a good one, Das Wunderkind! Saison is good and easy to find. Abscission is the Scratch collab, the label has a bird's nest on it. Atrial Rubicite and Spon are great, but not widely distributed, afaik.

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« Reply #46 on: February 25, 2019, 03:50:45 PM »
All of their 750s are good wild ales/saisons. Their more specialty fruited sours and spontaneous fermented beers are usually brewery and festival only.

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« Reply #47 on: February 26, 2019, 12:41:15 PM »
Good to know.  Thanks for the advice.