Moments ago, Jester King Brewery released 2017 Hibernal Dichotomous, its farmhouse ale brewed with grapefruit zest, fresh rosemary, and dried red chilis.
Averie Swanson, Jester King’s head brewer, explanation for the inspiration for 2017 Hibernal Dichotomous:
“(It) stemmed from the abundance of awesome Texas citrus that we have been working with over the last couple of months. Coming up with cool ideas for how to use it all has been fun. This particular flavor combination came to me while making baked grapefruits at home. I happened to have fresh rosemary, dried chili flakes, and brown sugar at the house and tried it on a whim. I really enjoyed how the heat of the chili and the depth of the rosemary highlighted the citrus notes, making them brighter in comparison. The brown sugar also helped tone down a bit of the bitterness in the grapefruit. Overall it was a pretty dynamic flavor experience. The recipe (for 2017 Hibernal Dichotomous) is an adaptation of that experience.”
The unfiltered, unpasteurized farmhouse ale was packaged on April 19, 2017. This year’s version comes in at 5.8 percent ABV with 21 IBU.
Jester King estimates it has about 2,700 bottles available, allowing customers to purchase the 750ml bottles for $14 with no limit. A small amount of the batch is expected to see limited distribution in Texas.
2017 Hibernal Dichotomous will also be available on draft at Jester King’s taproom.