Just two days after announcing one collaboration the will be available on Thursday, Jester King Brewery has done it again.
This time, the beer is a collaboration with St. Louis-based Side Project Brewing and Chicago-based Off Color Brewing named Intersection of Species, a 4.6 percent ABV farmhouse ale brewed with raw wildflower honey and refermented with tangerine juice and zest sourced from G&S Groves in Texas. However, in an interesting twist, the brewery included not only the brewery’s own yeast, but also cultures from the two other breweries as well. The beer was brewed on Nov. 19, 2015 and bottled on Dec. 22, 2015.
“We think it’s fair to say that Off Color, Side Project, and Jester King are three breweries intent on creating unique, interesting, and enjoyable characteristics through mixed culture fermentation,” reads a post on Jester King’s website. “We’ve independently collected and maintained cultures of microbes from the environments that surround us, and in this case, blended our respective cultures to create a new beer. Embracing the surprise, uncertainly, and natural variation that exists outside the realm of pure culture brewers yeast is what motivates us as brewers, and is what continually excites us in terms of beer making.”
According to Jester King, Intersection of Species will be packaged in 750ml bottles ($12) with about 4,000 bottles available when it goes on sale at the brewery’s delayed Zwanze Day on April 14.