Three months after brewing, the collaboration between Fonta Flora Brewery and Jester King Brewery has been released for the first time, at least on draft.
Armadillo Trousers is a 4.8 percent ABV petie saison that was brewed with barley from North Carolina, wheat, rye and Kentucky naked oats before being fermented on golden plums with a blend of Jester King and Fonta Flora house microorganisms. The beer was then conditioned on locally foraged sassafras leaves and blended with OBX sea salt.
The collaboration was brewed in on July 17 at Morganton, N.C.-based Fonta Flora and was released for the first time at The Festival held by Shelton Brothers in St. Petersburg, Fla. over the weekend.
According to Todd Boera, brewmaster and co-owner at Fonta Flora, Armadillo Trousers will be poured again at Fonta Flora’s second anniversary party on Nov.14, and will be packaged in 750ml bottles when it is released early next year with approximately 1,000 bottles available. It will not be sold in Jester King’s home state of Texas since Fonta Flora does not distribute in that state.