Just 10 weeks after releasing its first 100 percent spontaneously fermented beer, Jester King Brewery has already bottled the next incarnation.
Like the first version released in November last year, 2017 SPON — Méthode Gueuze is a a blend of one-, two- and three-year-old 100 percent spontaneously fermented beer that was made using the same traditional method that produces authentic Belgian gueuze. In an email, Jester King founder Jeffrey Stuffings told Tenemu that while the blend ratios have also remained roughly the same—specifically ten percent beer from 2014, thirty percent beer from 2015, and sixty percent beer from 2016—there was no beer from 2013 used in the newest iteration.
However, unlike last year’s incarnation, 2017 SPON — Méthode Gueuze will include five different blends instead of four, and there will be approximately 20 percent more bottles than the 2016 release, which consisted of approximately 7,000 750ml bottles ($36) and 4,500 375ml bottles ($20.) This year’s version will also be available in both 375ml and 750ml bottles.
According to Stuffings, Jester King is currently planning on releasing 2017 SPON — Méthode Gueuze in November, although the timeline could change based on how the beer conditions in the bottles.