Less than three weeks after debuting More Dots for the first time, Jester King Brewery is releasing a new beer that was brewed with the exact same fruit.
The appropriately named Less Dots is a 5.7 percent ABV farmhouse ale refermented with the same black currants from the Austin-based brewery’s More Dots. Released for the first time late last month, More Dots is a 5.8 percent ABV barrel-aged wild ale fermented on 2,000 pounds of black currants that uses a blend of the brewery’s wild ale Das Überkind that is aged in oak barrels for a year.
This is not the first time that Jester King has recycled fruit that has been used once for a totally new beer, as Demi-Tone (6.3 percent ABV) is refermented with the same blueberries that were used in Colour Five, Detritivore (5.5 percent ABV) is refermented with the same cherries used in the production of Montmorency vs. Balaton, Grim Harvest is conditioned on “spent” blackberries that were previously used in the brewery’s Nocturn Chrysalis, Aurastone (4.9 percent ABV) is refermented on the “spent” peaches and apricots from 分 桃 (Fēn Táo) and Aurelian Lure and La Vie en Rose (6.2 percent ABV) is refermented with the “spent” raspberries that were used for Atrial Rubicite (5.8 percent ABV.)
According to a post on Jester King’s website, Less Dots is packaged in 750ml bottles ($18) that will have a four bottle per person purchase limit with 948 bottles available when it is released on Dec. 19 exclusively at the brewery.