A new SPON variant coming from Jester King Brewery this week will incorporate a very special ingredient from the brewery’s own farm.
That beer is 2019 SPON Estate Honey, a is a 6.3 percent ABV blend of two-year-old 100 percent spontaneously fermented beer refermented in neutral oak barrels with 35 pounds of raw honey sourced from the Austin-based brewery’s farm. As the name indicates, the base beer is Jester King’s SPON, a 100 percent spontaneously fermented beer that was first sold in 2016.
“When we started our farm at Jester King, we placed two bee hives near our annual plants to act as the primary pollinators for our crops,” reads a post on Jester King’s website. “The honey used in this beer was slowly gathered from these bee hives throughout 2018. Because this honey was harvested throughout the year, the bees pollinated on an assortment of plants from the property. We are excited to share this early example of our farm’s bounty going straight into our beer.”
According to Jester King, 2019 SPON Estate Honey will be packaged in 375ml bottles ($25) with approximately 1,100 bottles available when they go on sale at the brewery on June 20 with a purchase limit of three bottles per person per day.