Bière de Garde

Jester King Reposé

There are not many breweries out there that I would blindly purchase anything they put out and be excited to try it. Jester King Brewery from Austin is on that short list. In five short years Jester King has gone from a small artisan brewery in the Texas Hill Country to the most sought after craft brewery in the region. Its unique approach to classic Belgian styles has garnished fans across the country. I have been lucky enough to try a dozen or so of their beers and have yet to have a bad one.

Southern Star Blind Ambition

To date, Southern Star Brewing Co. has released its Blind Ambition one. The Conroe, Texas-based brewery created the 7.2 percent ABV bière de garde by using French yeast as well as French and Czech hops before tank-conditioing the beer for two months It was then bottled in a unique ceramic swing-top bottle that was screen printed with art by Christopher Forgues — otherwise known as CF.