Jester King Brewery’s newest release is a followup to a beer it brewed with Brasserie Fantôme two years ago.
As with the first release, the Texas version is named Fantôme Del Rey, an 8.8 percent ABV bière de coupage that is a blend of older, oak barrel-aged beer and younger beer. The younger component of the final beer was brewed at Austin-based Jester King in November 2015, while the older component was brewed in August 2014 with dark candi syrup, ground coriander and black peppercorns before being fermented in stainless steel with truffle honey.
Jester King collaborated with the Soy, Belgium-based brewery in June 2014, resulting in a Belgium version of Fantôme Del Rey that was unable to be sold in Texas, since it was brewed in Belgium.
According to a post on Jester King’s website, Fantôme Del Re will be packaged in 750ml bottles ($14) and will have no bottle limit when it goes on sale at the brewery today. There are approximately 9,000 bottles available, and unlike the vast majority of Jester King’s releases, bottles of Fantôme Del Rey will see some distribution through Flood Distribution.