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Jester King’s Whiskey Barrel Rodeo

Jester King’s Whiskey Barrel Rodeo

Jester King Craft Brewery is an authentic farmhouse brewery based in Texas Hill Country that I’ve been collecting labels of and that Paige has actually visited. They believe that terroir–the geography, geology, and/or climate of a certain area, basically what makes a region special–is just as important to beer as to wine. They use local rain water and wild Texas yeasts where possible. They use as many USDA-certified organic ingredients as possible and don’t rush … Read entire article »

Filed under: Beer, Imperial Stout, Jester King Craft Brewery, Mikkeller, Whiskey

Unlikely Pairings: Music

Unlikely Pairings: Music

You’ve probably seen plenty of recommended pairings with food when you read a beer description, but do we have to stop there? In this post, I begin a new column called “Unlikely Pairings.” This goes beyond the conventional food/beer pairing and inspects the less common couplings with you brew. Music almost always is around you when enjoying a drink; whether you’re in the bar, at a party, maybe even as background noise while you write tasting … Read entire article »

Filed under: Beer Pairing, Dogfish Head, Mikkeller, Tröegs Brewing Co.

Jester King Craft Brewery – Cutting Edge Brewery

Jester King Craft Brewery – Cutting Edge Brewery

Jester King Craft Brewery, located in Texas Hill Country west of Austin, is on the forefront of the craft beer scene in Texas. They are a small farmhouse brewery that is committed to using as many local and organic ingredients as possible. All of their beers undergo a secondary bottle fermentation which result in some fantastic beers but can also lead, sadly, to some failures (the recall of Commercial Suicide due to fermentation problems, for example). Jester … Read entire article »

Filed under: Jester King Craft Brewery, Labels, Mikkeller, Online Stores, Specs Online

Mikkeller Nelson Sauvin Single Hop IPA

Mikkeller Nelson Sauvin Single Hop IPA

Have you ever wondered what about the qualities of one particular hop strain? Unless you are a homebrewer, you probably don’t have the opportunity to compare and contrast the characteristics of a strain since most beers use some combination of hops to achieve any sort of flavor, aroma, and bitterness. Mikkeller tries to demystify these plants with 25 different single-hop IPAs, and tonight I’ll be looking at the Nelson Sauvin IPA. Mikkeller Nelson Sauvin Single Hop … Read entire article »

Filed under: Beer, IPA, Mikkeller