This weekend, Jester King Brewery will be rereleasing the first commercial beer in modern history to be brewed with 100 percent Texas-grown and malted barley.
Part & Parcel Batch 2 is a 4.4 percent ABV ale brewed with three different types of 2-row Scarlett barley grown in Bailey County near the Texas-New Mexico border and sourced from Leander, Texas-based Backlands Malt:
- 40 percent Brown Field 5 Texas Munich
- 40 percent Brown Field 20 Texas Munich
- 20 percent Amber Wave
The ale debuted in March 2017, but that version came in at a slightly higher 5.5 percent ABV and was brewed with just one type of malt, namely a dark Munich malt named Endeavor made from 100 percent two-row winter barley.
“The grain has a huge toasty/roasty character, contributing tons of color and a nice tan foam,” said Sean Spiller, brewer at Jester King, in a post on the brewery’s Facebook page. “We’re very excited to be able to brew with Texas grown and malted barley!”
According to Jester King, Part & Parcel Batch 2 will be packaged in 750ml bottles ($14) and will have no purchase limit when it is released at the brewery on Feb. 23. In addition, Jester King anticipates that bottles will be sent out to retailers in the brewery’s distribution network.