Jester King Brewery is now bottling the next incarnation of its first 100 percent spontaneously fermented beer.
Like the first version released in 2014 and the second version released last year, 2018 SPON — Three Year Blend is a a blend of one-, two- and three-year-old 100 percent spontaneously fermented beer that was made using the same traditional method that produces authentic Belgian gueuze. Specifically, this newest version is being blended with beers from 2015, 2016 and 2017.
Last year, the Austin-based brewery announced it was changing the name of its 100 percent spontaneously fermented beer after a disagreement came to light with the High Council for Artisanal Lambic Beers (HORAL), who disagreed with Jester King’s use of the term “Méthode Gueuze” as a style description of the beer.
Although there is no indication on how many different blends of 2018 SPON — Three Year Blend there will be, 2017 SPON — Three Year Blend included five different blends packaged in both 375ml and 750ml bottles.
According to a post on Jester King’s Facebook page, the brewery is currently planning on releasing 2018 SPON — Three Year Blend, “late this year after long term maturation/conditioning.”
An email sent to the brewery for additional information was not immediately returned.