Add Ardmore, Pa.-based Tired Hands Brewing Co. to the growing list of breweries Jester King Brewery has collaborated with.
The resulting beer from the two breweries is named Cloudfeeder, a 3.8 percent ABV farmhouse ale fermented with honey source from Pennsylvania as well as grapefruit and lime juice and zest sourced from Texas before being dry-hopped with both nelson sauvin and Simcoe hops. The ale was brewed at Austin-based Jester King on March 21 and was packaged in April 11.
“For Cloudfeeder, our intent was to create a low alcohol, highly drinkable beer, that when fresh, would exhibit characteristics similar to American India Pale Ale,” reads a post on Jester King’s website. “When working with our mixed culture of brewers yeast and native yeast and bacteria, our beer presents relatively clean when it’s young, especially if we brew it with a fair amount of hops. On occasion, as we did with Cloudfeeder, we used a combination of hops, fairly high fermentation temperature (78F), and the absence of long-term aging, to create a beer that’s bitter and not particularly sour/tart — at least not yet. Time, temperature, and hops are the levers by which we aim to balance the acidity in our beer, all the while knowing that the microorganisms will ultimately “decide” the character of the beer.”
Cloudfeeder was initially released exclusively on-draft at Jester King on April 30, but according to a post on on the brewery’s Facebook page, approximately 4,200 750ml bottles ($12) will be on sale today at Jester King with a limit of four bottles per person.
Update (May 20, 2016) — This post was updated to include details on the bottle release date and bottle count information. It was originally published on April 29, 2016.