The beer with the 73-letter name is back.
Austin, Texas-based Jester King Brewery is releasing the second batch of Kollaborationsbiermittschechischemhopfenundwilderbakterienhefekombination — or Kollaborationsbier for short — a collaboration with Live Oak Brewing Co., another Austin brewery. As with the first release, the beer remains a 4.2 percent ABV farmhouse-style beer brewed with Czech and Kazbek hops, two types of malted barley, brewer’s yeast, wild yeast and souring bacteria. It also uses Texas Hill Country water, an area that covers over 25 counties in central Texas and includes the city of Austin.
“Kollaborationsbiermittschechischemhopfenundwilderbakterienhefekombination literally means ‘collaboration beer with Czech hops, wild yeast, and bacteria’ in German,” explains a post from the first release on Jester King’s website.
While the original version brewed last year was the first collaboration between Jester King and Live Oak, the two breweries recently brewed the second batch of their second collaboration, Foudreweizen, a 5.6 percent ABV farmhouse wheat beer that incorporates wort and yeast from Live Oak’s popular Hefeweizen (5.2 percent ABV) into a brew that was then fermented in a foudre located at Jester King.
According to a post on Jester King’s Facebook page, the newest version of Kollaborationsbier will be packaged in 750ml bottles ($12) and will go on sale at the brewery today with no purchase limits.