One month after being bottled, Jester King Brewery’s 2016 Montmorency vs. Balaton is being released.
As with previous batches, the newest release of Montmorency vs. Balaton is brewed with carared, crystal pilsner, melanoidin, Munich and two-row malts, malted wheat, roasted barley as well as golding hops before before being conditioned on both Montmorency and Balaton cherries aged in oak barrels. It was first sold in 2014, with the last batch released in March 2015.
However, the Austin-based brewery is trying a different way of releasing the beers compared to what it has done in the past. In previous releases, Jester King has put the bottles on sale on a first come/first serve basis, but this time the brewery has decided to stagger the release of the bottles and draft pours over three different days, staring on July 8:
- Friday, July 8 — 1,000 bottles and four 50L kegs
- Saturday, July 9 — 2,500 bottles and six 50L kegs
- Sunday, July 10 — 1,000 bottles and two 50L kegs, plus any leftover bottles and/or draft
According to Jester King, 2016 Montmorency vs. Balaton will once again be packaged in 500ml bottles ($20) with a total of 4,500 bottles available and will have a two bottle per person per day limit when it goes on sale starting on July 8.