For the third year in a row, Jester King Brewery will be releasing its barrel-aged blueberry sour ale.
The beer in question is Colour Five, a 6 percent ABV oak barrel-aged sour beer brewed with pilsner and wheat malt along as well as golding hops before being conditioned on blueberries harvested from northwest Texas.
This is the third time that the Austin-based brewery has released Colour Five: the first batch of the blueberry sour was a blend of two of Jester King’s already existing beers—89 percent Das Überkind (6 percent ABV) and 11 percent RU55 (7.3 percent ABV)—and was bottled on Sept. 24, 2014 before being released in 500ml bottles on Oct. 31, 2014, while the second batch was sold on Feb.19, 2016. In early 2014, Jester King dumped a barrel-aged beer brewed with blueberries down the drain after it was found to be to acetic for the brewery’s standards.
This Friday at 4pm, we'll be releasing this year's batch of Colour Five, our barrel aged sour beer refermented with Texas blueberries! It will be available by the glass and in bottles to go (500ml/$20). The bottle limit is two per customer per day. About 3,400 bottles are available. Aside from special events, Colour Five will not be available beyond our tasting room.
In a post on its website, Jester King says there are approximately 3,400 500ml bottles available price at $20 each and will have a two bottle per person per day bottle limit when it goes on sale March 24.