This weekend, Jester King Brewery will be releasing Rare Corals, a 5.3 percent ABV farmhouse ale refermented with refermented with approximately 1,200 pounds of bananas, cantaloupe, chamomile, guava, strawberry and toasted coconut combined. The ale was brewed in September 2016 and packaged in approximately 2,000 750ml bottles at the Austin-based brewery on Dec. 5, 2016.
“Currencies have existed consisting entirely of seashells,” reads the beer label. “Life and limb has been risked to access exotic fruits and rare sea creatures for commerce and trade. With almost two thirds of the earth’s population in close proximity to a coast and such strong value placed on its offerings, one must asking the question, ‘Why the hell am I not at the beach?’”
According to a post on Jester King’s website, Rare Corals will be packaged in 750ml bottles ($16) and will have a three bottle per person limit when it goes on sale on March 31.
Update (March 30, 2017) — This post was updated to include brewing details, pricing information and details on the release date. It was originally published on March 17, 2017.