After collaborating for the second time in May, Jester King Brewery and Live Oak Brewing Co. are at it again, albeit with the same beer.
The two breweries brewed a second batch of their collaboration, Foudreweizen, last week at Austin,Texas-based Jester King. The beer remains a 5.6 percent ABV farmhouse wheat beer that incorporates wort and yeast from Austin, Texas-based Live Oak’s popular Hefeweizen (5.2 percent ABV) into a brew that was then fermented in a foudre located at Jester King. The name Foudreweizen is taken from two different sources: foudre, which refers to the giant oak tank the beer was fermented in, and weizen, which translates to wheat from German.
The first collaboration beer produced by the two breweries, named Kollaborationsbiermittschechischemhopfenundwilderbakterienhefekombination, was a farmhouse-style beer that came in at 4.2 percent ABV and was brewed with Czech and kazbek hops, two types of malted barley, brewer’s yeast, wild yeast and souring bacteria.
“We don’t have plans for this beer to have any regularity in the schedule'” wrote Garrett Crowell, head brewer at Jester King, in and email to Tenemu. “We’ll do these collaborations when our schedule happens to line up with the schedule at Live Oak.”
According to Crowell, the second batch of Foudreweizen will mirror the first release, with the same ingredients, the brewing process and the same amount brewed, about 30bbls. Although no specific date has been chosen for a release, the beer will once again be packaged in 750ml bottles.
Jester King will release the beer on Nov. 20, 2015 with a limit of three bottles per person.
Update (Nov. 19, 2015) — Added release information. This story was originally published on Aug. 4, 2015.