On Friday, Oct. 20, Jester King Brewery is releasing its 2017 Jester King Bière de Blanc du Bois — a barrel-aged farmhouse ale refermented with Texas Hill Country Blanc du Bois grapes.
“Blanc du Bois grapes are pretty special to us,” JK said on Facebook. “For starters, they taste wonderful and produce beautiful flavors when fermented. Beyond that, they’re grown in the Hill Country and played an important role in Texas wine. Blanc du Bois was bred to be resistant to Pierce’s Disease, a bacterial disease that often affects grapevines in the south/southeast region of the United States.”
To create the 2017 Bière de Blanc du Bois, Jester King said is refermented 1,100 pounds of Blanc du Bois grapes from Torre Di Pietra Vineyards in Fredericksburg with about 12 oak barrels (~2,700 liters) of Jester King Das Überkind. The brewery said the base beer was blended from barrel stock “ranging from about eight to 14 months old.”
Jester King said the 2017 Bière de Blanc du Bois will be available by the glass in and bottles to go (500ml/$20).There are around 2,300 bottles available with a bottle limit of three bottles per person per day.