When Jester King Brewery opens tomorrow, it will be selling bottles of Simple Means, a new 5.6 percent ABV “farmhouse alt bier” brewed with smoked malted barley, malted barley and hops before being fermented with both native and brewers yeast in stainless steel for “about two months.”
According to a post on the Austin, Texas-based brewery’s website, the beer was brewed in early September last year, and was bottled-condition for two months before being sold.
“Simple Means takes inspiration from Altbier,” reads the post. “Though classically associated with the copper ales of Düsseldorf, the term can refer to any older-style beer in the German-speaking world. Both the use of smoked malts and mixed fermentation with native yeast and bacteria predate modern brewing techniques, lending flavors to our farmhouse altbier that are evocative of a simpler, much earlier time.”
Simple Means is packaged in 750ml bottles ($12) and there are approximately 3,500 bottles available when it goes on sale with no limit on Jan. 22. The brewery is also currently bottle-conditioning a second batch of the beer that will be released at a later date.