A few weeks after autumn ended, Jester King Brewery is releasing a beer to commemorate the season.
The new saison comes in at 4.9 percent ABV and is brewed with butternut squash, acorn squash, long pepper and dried sage that is meant to “evoke the season” with ingredients that are common in meals served in autumn. The beer was brewed in October and fermented with Jester King’s unique “mixed culture of microorganisms consisting of brewers yeast and native yeast” before undergoing long-term refermentation in bottles, casks and kegs.
“I’m very inspired by nostalgia, and the smell of burning leaf piles is perhaps my most nostalgic memory of fall,” said Garrett Crowell, Jester King’s head brewer, in a post on the brewery’s website. “The subtle smoke and spice character in the beer reminds me of those dim-lit autumn afternoons, running through the neighborhood and the smell in the air.”
Autumnal Dichotomous is the third seasonal saison Jester King has released, following Hibernal Dichotomous in April and Esitval Dichotomous in November 2014. There will be one more beer in the series to be released at a later time.
According to the Austin, Texas-based brewery, Autumnal Dichotomous is packaged in 750ml bottles ($12) and will be available starting on Jan. 9, with a limit of four bottles per person per day. Approximately 3,500 bottles were filled.