A little more than one year after it was brewed, the latest beer from Jester King Brewery is ready to be released.
The new release is a collaboration with Gilbert, Ariz.-based Arizona Wilderness Brewing Co. named Buford’s Roadside Wares, a 6.4 percent ABV bière de garde-style beer brewed with two kinds of pecans and wheat sourced from both Arizona and Texas. The finished beer was then aged for 12 months in the same brandy barrels that previously contained Jester King Reposé (8.3 percent ABV).
“We brewed a medium gravity wort with pecans in the mash and fuggle hops in the boil, and knocked the wort out into our coolship,” explains a post on Jester King’s website. “From there, the wort cooled overnight and was inoculated with native yeast and bacteria from the Texas Hill Country. The next morning, we drained the wort out of our coolship, pitched it with our mixed culture of brewers yeast and native yeast and bacteria, and then racked it into brandy barrels for fermentation.”
Buford’s Roadside Wares was brewed at Jester King on Jan. 8, 2015 and fermented in brandy barrels for 12 months before being bottled on Jan. 25, 2016. There will be approximatly 2,300 bottles available.
According to Jester King, Buford’s Roadside Wares will be packaged in 750ml bottles ($20) and will have a two bottle per person per day limit when it is released on March 18.