After almost exactly a year of waiting, fans of one of Jester King Brewery’s most popular beers are one step closer to being able to purchase it.
The Austin, Texas-based brewery posted that it is bottling the fifth batch of Atrial Rubicite, a 5.8 percent ABV “barrel-aged sour beer” brewed with malted wheat and pilsner malts as well s golding hops before being refermented with raspberries in oak barrels. In an email with Tenemu, Jester King founder Jeffrey Stuffings wrote that “this version is a refermentation of a blend of different barrels brewed approximately 6 to 12 months ago.”
Originally released in late August of 2013, Atrial Rubicite was Jester King’s first barrel-aged sour to incorporate fruit. Since then, there have been three other releases, and the last incarnation was sold on June 13, 2014.
While a final release date for the newest batch has not been set, a post on Beer Advocate from a Jester King account said, “Based on bottling Atrial today, I’d estimate we’ll release it in 4 to 6 weeks.” According to Stuffings, there were only “about” 2,500 filled.
Update (June 30, 2015) — Added bottle count and additional brewing details.
This post was updated from the original published on June 11, 2015