It has only been nine months, but a new version of Jester King Brewery’s Bière de Blanc du Bois is on the release docket for Friday.
2017 Bière de Blanc du Bois is a 6.9 percent ABV blend of barrel aged sour beer fermented with the Austin-based brewery’s mixed culture of native yeast and bacteria before being refermented with Texas-grown Blanc du Bois grapes, an American hybrid varietal. According to the brewery, 1,100 pounds of Blanc du Bois grapes from Torre Di Pietra Vineyards in Fredericksburg, Texas were refermented in approximately 2,700 liters of Das Überkind ale, and the resulting beer was bottled in Sept. 9.
According to a post on Jester King’s Facebook page, 2017 Bière de Blanc du Bois will be packaged in 500ml bottles ($20) and will go on sale at the Jester King tasting room on Oct. 20. Approximately 2,300 bottles will be available and there will be a purchase limit of three bottles per person per day.