This weekend, Jester King Brewery is releasing not one, but two of its most popular sour creations.
The first beer will be 2017 分 桃—pronounced Fēn Táo—a 6.1 percent ABV barrel-aged wild beer refermented with 2,000 pounds of Ranger peaches sourced from Noble Farms near Lubbock, Texas at a ratio of approximately 2.9 pounds per gallon. This will be the fourth release of Fēn Táo, after the beer debuted for the first time on Sept. 12. 2014 with approximately 1,800 bottles available.
In addition, the Austin-based brewery will also be releasing 2017 Aurelian Lure, a 5.8 percent ABV barrel-aged sour ale refermented on over 2,000 pounds of Patterson apricots from Blossom Hill in California at a ratio of approximately 2.7 pounds per gallon. This will be the fifth release of Aurelian Lure following the its debut in October 2013 when about 400 bottles were sold.
According to a post on Jester King’s website, both 2017 Fēn Táo and 2017 Aurelian Lure will be packaged in 500ml bottles ($20) and will have a three bottle per person per day purchase limit when they go on sale on Sept. 15. In addition, 2017 Fēn Táo will have approximately 3,000 bottles available for sale while 2017 Aurelian Lure will have about 4,500 bottles available.