Back in February, three of the top sour producing breweries collaborated on a brand new beer, and now we know when at least one of them is releasing bottles.

The new beer is Elements of Composition, a 6.2 percent ABV ale that is a blend of three year old, 100 percent spontaneously fermented beer from Tillamook, Ore.-based de Garde Brewing; a two year old, 100 percent spontaneously fermented beer from Austin-based Jester King Brewery and a “mature, founder aged saison” from Capitola, Calif.-based Sante Adairius Rustic Ales. This is the first time the three breweries have all collaborated together, and the beer was brewed at de Garde on Feb. 3.

Jester King Brewery on Twitter

Blending saison & coolship beer today w/ De Garde & Sante Adairius @DeGardeBrewing @santeadairius

“Following the tradition of biere de coupage, young beer cut with old, we are blending spontaneously fermented beer from De Garde and Jester King with younger farmhouse ale from Sante Adairius,” said Jeffery Stuffings, Jester King founder, in an email with Tenemu back in February.


Elements of Composition will be packaged in 750ml bottles ($28) and will have a one bottle per person limit when it goes on sale at de Garde on Dec. 16. In addition, a post on Jester King’s website indicates that bottles of the beer will eventually be sold at both Jester King and Sante Adairius Rustic Ales, although dates for both have yet to be determined.

Update (Dec. 6, 2016) — This post was updated to include details on the release date, pricing information and purchase limit details. It was originally published on Oct. 29, 2016.