Jester King Brewery is releasing the second batch of one of its sour beers today, but there is one major change from the debut version.
As with the first release in 2015, 2017 Bière de Syrah is a 6.6 percent ABV barrel-aged sour beer refermented with syrah wine grapes. However, while the original version of the beer incorporated grapes from the 2014 harvest in California, the newest incarnation uses grapes grown in northeast Texas.
According to a post on Jester King’s Facebook page, 2017 Bière de Syrah was refermented with approximately 775 gallons of barrel-aged sour beer with about 1,500 pounds of syrah grapes and packaged in September.
2017 Bière de Syrah is packaged in 500ml bottles ($20) and will be released at the brewery today with a three bottle per person per day purchase limit. About 2,400 total bottles were produced.