A new beer from Jester King Brewery is named after a process that is being used to produce it.
The release in question is 2017 Bière de Coupage, a 6.3 percent ABV farmhouse ale that combines the Austin-based brewery’s SPON and another “young farmhouse ale.” The name refers to a technique of blending fresh, young beer with mature, barrel-aged beer, and the process is traditionally used in the production of saisons.
Jester King has utilized the bière de coupage technique before, most notably in releases like Fantôme Del Rey, 2016 Estival Dichotomous and Salt Lick Pecan Wood Smoked Saison, among others.
According to a label filed with the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB), 2017 Bière de Coupage will be packaged in 750ml bottles. An email sent to the brewery for additional information was not immediately returned.