Jester King Brewery is releasing 2017 La Vie en Rose this weekend, and this time there is a lot more of it to go around.
As with previous batches, 2017 La Vie en Rose is a 5.8 percent ABV farmhouse ale that is refermented with the “spent” raspberries that were used for the Austin-based brewery’s Atrial Rubicite (5.8 percent ABV).
This is the fourth time La Vie en Rose has been released.
- Jester King La Vie en Rose — January 2014 — 200 Bottles
- Jester King La Vie en Rose 2015 — August 2015 — 2,200 Bottles
- Jester King La Vie en Rose 2016 — September 2016 — 2,000 Bottles
- Jester King La Vie en Rose 2017 — September 2017 — 5,000 Bottles
“We take the fruit remaining from the refermentation of Atrial Rubicite, and steep a younger beer on the spent fruit,” reads a post on Jester King’s Facebook page. “The result is a beer that is still fairly fruit forward, but not as intense as its predecessor.”
According to that Facebook post, 2017 La Vie en Rose will be packaged in 750ml bottles ($18) with approximately 5,000 bottles available and will have a limit of four bottles per person per day when it goes on sale on Sept. 1.