A new release from Jester King Brewery was brewed to commemorate the upcoming 2017 Honey Beer Summit taking place in Austin this later this month.
Queen’s Order is a 4 percent ABV farmhouse ale brewed with Guajillo honey sourced from Koch Ranches in Austin as well as Texas-grown Eureka and Ujukitsu lemons grown at River’s End Nursery in the Rio Grande Valley. This is not the first time the Austin-based brewery has released a farmhouse ale with honey. In June 2014, Jester King debuted Bière de Miel, a 6.1 percent ABV farmhouse ale brewed with honey and golding hops before being fermented with raw Texas wildflower honey.
The 2017 Honey Beer Summit is scheduled for May 22-May 24 and will include a small group of brewers for “an intensive seminar on honey, an all-natural sweetener that offers a variety of functional and flavor benefits when used in beer,” according to the event’s website.
According to a post on Jester King’s website, Queen’s Order will be packaged in 750ml bottles ($14) with approximately 2,000 bottles available and will have no purchase limit when it goes on sale at the brewery on May 19.
Update (May 18, 2017) — This post was updated to include details on the release date, pricing and brewing details. It was originally published on May 10, 2017.