While Jester King Brewery has produced beers in the past refermented on “spent” fruit, a new creation being released this weekend takes this process a step further.
The beer in question is 2016 Vague Recollection, a 6.1 percent ABV farmhouse ale refermented on pomace that was left over after brewing 2016 Bière de Lenoir (6.9 percent ABV), which was released in February. According to a post on Jester King’s website, the final creation is a blend of 35 percent young Das Überkind and 65 percent foudre-aged Bière de Miel.
Unlike other releases from the Austin-based brewery that have conditioned beers on the “spent” fruit—ala La Vie en Rose and Detritivore—Vague Recollection 2016 Lenior is conditioned on pomace, which is essentially left over skins, pulp, seeds, and stems.
2016 Vague Recollection will be packaged in 750ml bottles ($20) and will have a purchase limit of three bottles per person when it goes on sale on Sept. 8, with approximately 1,700 bottles available.
Update (Sept. 7, 2017) — This post was updated to include details on the pricing, release date and brewing information. It was originally published on Sept. 1, 2017.