A new release from Jester King Brewery is blurring the lines between wine and beer.
Jester King Terroir Project is a 6.7 percent ABV ale that is made up of co-fermenting 51 percent wort with 49 percent native-grown Syrah grapes sourced from northeast Texas before being aged in oak barrels for 10 months.
The new creation is part of a collaborative series of releases organized by Firestone Walker Brewing Co. aptly named Terroir Project that is made up of the same base beer brewed with local ingredients in order to compare “how our different regions (or terroir) differ based on that particular region’s variants”, according to a post on Firestone Walker’s website.
“The finished beer is really nice!” said Averie Swanson, head brewer at Jester King, in a post on the brewery’s website. “Very wine-like and dusty. The oak presents as vanilla and integrates nicely into the beer.”
According to Jester King, Terroir Project will be packaged in 750ml bottles ($24) with approximately 1,000 bottles available and a purchase limit of two bottles per person per day when it is released on Oct. 19.