According to labels filed with the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission (TABC), Jester King Brewery is working on Birra de Sangiovese, a 7.4 percent ABV barrel-aged sour ale refermented on Sangiovese grapes, a red Italian wine grape that was named after the Latin phrase sanguis Jovis, or the blood of Jupiter.

Birra de Sangiovese would be the sixth sour beer that the Austin-based brewery has brewed that incorporates grapes:

  • Bière de Blanc du Bois (6.7 percent ABV) — barrel-aged sour beer refermented on Texas-grown Blanc du Bois grapes
  • Bière de Lenoir (6.9 percent ABV) — barrel-aged sour beer refermented with Texas-grown Lenoir grapes
  • Cerveza de Tempranillo (9.4 percent ABV) — barrel-aged sour beer refermented on tempranillo wine grapes
  • Bière de Merlot (8.5 percent ABV) —barrel-aged sour beer refermented on Texas-grown merlot grapes
  • Bière de Syrah (7.3 percent ABV) — barrel-aged sour beer refermented on syrah grapes from California
  • Birra de Sangiovese (7.4 percent ABV)  — barrel-aged sour beer refermented on Sangiovese wine grapes

Birra de Sangiovese will be packaged in 500ml bottles. An email sent to the brewery for additional release and brewing information was not immediately returned.