This weekend, Jester King Brewery is releasing the fourth incarnation of its beer named after an organism that feeds on dead organic material.
The Austin-based brewery will be selling 2017 Detritivore, a 6.3 percent ABV farmhouse ale refermented with the same Michigan cherries used in the production of Montmorency vs. Balaton barrel-aged sour ale (6.7 percent ABV.)
This will be the fourth batch of Detritivore released by Jester King since the beer debuted in 2014:
- Detritivore Batch 1 — July 11, 2014
- Detritivore Batch 2 — May 29, 2015
- 2016 Detritivore — Aug 19, 2016
- 2017 Detritivore — Oct. 13, 2017
“Detritivore is our farmhouse ale made with the “spent” cherries from Montmorency vs. Balaton,” reads a post on Jester King’s Facebook page.
According to the post on Jester King’s Facebook page, approximately 1,100 750ml bottles ($18) of 2017 Detritivore will be available and will go on sale on Oct. 13 with a limit of three bottles per person per day. This is an significant decrease in numbers from the last release which had a total of approximately 3,000 bottles available, although the purchase limit remains the same.