The latest incarnation of one of Jester King Brewery’s most popular beers is being released this week.
According to a post on the Austin-based brewery’s Twitter page, July 22 will be the day that the sixth batch of Atrial Rubricate will go on sale. The beer will remain a 5.1 percent ABV barrel-aged sour beer brewed with malted wheat and pilsner malts as well as golding hops before being refermented with raspberries sourced from Washington in oak barrels.
Bottled 2016 Atrial Rubicite yesterday…pic.twitter.com/H8UUNspPpg
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 five other releases, and the last incarnation was sold on in July 2015.
In email, Jester King founder Jeffrey Stuffings told Tenemu that as with the recent release of Omniscience & Proselytism (5.3 percent ABV) last weekend, the price on each 500ml bottle has increased from $16 to $20 each and there will be a two bottle per person limit. A post on the brewery’s Facebook page indicates that approximately 4,000 500ml bottles will be available, an increase of about 2,000 bottles from last year’s release.
In addition, as was the case for the 2016 Montmorency vs. Balaton release earlier this month, Jester King has decided to stagger the release of the bottles and draft pours over three different days, staring on July 22:
Friday, July 22 — 1,500 bottles and four 50L kegs
Saturday, July 23 — 2,000 bottles and six 50L kegs
Sunday, July 24 — 500 bottles and two 50L kegs
Update (July 18, 2016) — This post was updated to include details on the release date. It was originally published on June 27, 2016.
Update (July 19, 2016) — This post was updated to include the total production and release schedule.