This Friday, Jester King Brewery will be releasing a creation that was brewed to be reminiscent of Smørrebrød, a Danish dish historically consisting of buttered rye bread covered with toppings.
The beer is named Örter | Mörker, a 7.9 percent ABV dark farmhouse ale brewed with caraway, dill, pine needles and woodear mushrooms before being aged in 225L oak barrels that previously held Akvavit barrels for approximately 16 months. Akvavit is a Scandinavian alcoholic drink that features dill or caraway as its primary spice and usually comes in around 40 percent ABV.
According to a post on Jester King’s website, Örter | Mörker will be packaged in 750ml bottles ($22) and will have a three bottle per person per day purchase limit when it is released on Oct. 6 at the brewery. In addition, there will be approximately 2,700 bottles available for sale, and the beer will not be sent out for distribution.
Update (Oct. 3, 2017) — This post was updated to include details on the release date, pricing details and brewing information. It was originally published on Oct. 2, 2017.