Jester King Brewery has announced the release of its newest seasonal beer, 2015 Autumnal Dichotomous, a 6.8 percent ABV farmhouse ale that is brewed with Texas Satsuma mandarin oranges and cinnamon, along with a simple malt bill “to evoke the flavors and aromas of autumn baking.” The new beer was brewed in September 2015 before being recirculated through both cinnamon sticks and Satsuma zest and juice. It was then refermented for two weeks and packaged on Dec. 7-8, 2015.
“Most seasonal beers on the market are brewed to be consumed in a particular season,” reads a post on Jester King’s website. “Our mixed culture fermentations, however, work at their own pace, taking several months to attenuate and develop complex flavor profiles, and don’t lend themselves to precise release dates. Instead, we like to make beers that, when finished, remind us of the moment they’re brewed and the conditions of their fermentation.”
This will be the seventh Dichotomous blend Jester King has released:
- Hibernal Dichotomous (5 percent ABV) — April 2014
- Esitval Dichotomous (6 percent ABV) — November 2014
- Autumnal Dichotomous (4.9 percent ABV) — January 2015
- 2015 Hibernal Dichotomous (4.9 percent ABV) — March 2015
- 2015 Vernal Dichotomous (5.4 percent ABV) — July 2015
- 2015 Estival Dichotomous (6 percent ABV) — October 2015
- 2015 Autumnal Dichotomous (6.8 percent ABV) — January 2016
According to Jester King, 2015 Autumnal Dichotomous will be packaged in 750ml bottles ($12) and will have no purchase limits when it goes on sale at the brewery tomorrow. There are approximately 8,000 bottles available, and it will seen “limited distribution” throughout the state of Texas.