Jolly Pumpkin No Ka Oi
No Ka Oi is a wild ale with an ABV of 6.3 percent. It was brewed with all Michigan hops, raspberries, and lime peel. No Ka Oi was brewed for Gabe Fletcher, founder and brewer of Anchorage Brewing Co.
A birthday is just another day
Today will be just like yesterday, tomorrow
Tomorrow will be the same as today, just completely different.
I brewed this special beer for my friend Gabe’s 40th birthday on the suggestion of his wife Jacenda. Two finer people the likes of which I have never known.
Style: American Wild Ale
Availability: 750ml Bottles
Latest Return: January, 2017
Getting immediately down to business – the beer. Back in April, Jolly Pumpkin brewed a farmhouse ale brewed with Texas wheat and lime salt, that was ultimately blended with Jester King Montmorency vs. Balafon which was brewed with cherries.
The farmhouse ale features a large addition of hops in the boil in order to keep the bacteria and house mixed culture scaled back pending the 12 to 1 blend of Montmorency. The final blend was bottled on May 31st, and allowed to naturally re-ferment in bottles.
Jester King really dotes on this collaboration, as Jolly Pumpkin has been a strong influence on the Austin, Texas brewery since their inception.
Even appearing in the same sentence as Jolly Pumpkin, let alone collaborating with them, is a surreal experience for which we are extremely grateful. I’m not shy at all to say that Jolly Pumpkin is Jester King’s greatest influence. – Jeffery Stuffings, Founder
Jester King Space Waves is a 750ml bottle release on August 5th. Limited to 3,000 bottles with no distribution.
5.6% ABV, 41 IBUs
Jolly Pumpkin Clementina Saison releases at all the brewery’s locations on March 30, 2016.
True to brewery form, Jolly Pumpkin Clementina is more than a saison. The beer features lime peel, yuzu peel, coriander, salt, and the headliner – Clementine. Sounds crazy in a good way? You’re probably right.
If you cut us, do we not bleed Clementines?
Jolly Pumpkin Clementina will be available in 750 milliliter bottles on March 30th. No distribution is planned at this time according to the brewery.
Jolly Pumpkin Inicios Nuevos
Jolly Pumpkin (Dexter, MI) has a “Letters” Series of saisons – namely X, Y, & Z. As far as we know, all three offerings have been draft only, in small batches. Saison X, the first in the series, looks like it could be bottled soon.
The first in my letters series. Rich yellow gold in color, highly effervescent. Sugar spice aroma, tart and refreshing with a hint of citrus and candy ginger in the finish.
Jolly Pumpkin Saison X will be available in 750ml bottles.
Style: Saison (w/ Spices)
Availability: 750 ml bottles
Note: This is a “first look” preview. Details are subject to change at anytime by the brewery.
Love it when craft brewers collaborate? Then get behind this. Alaska’s Anchorage Brewing and Jolly Pumpkin (Dexter, MI) have created Calabaza Boreal.
Keeping with Jolly Pumpkin’s tradition of funky beer, this Belgian style beer is aged in oak barrels with grapefruit, grapefruit juice, and peppercorns. The name is a mash up of the two brewery’s identities – “boreal” or northern region and “calabaza” meaning pumpkin.
When introspection fails, it’s time to look outward for inspiration. Perhaps Northward! One of the people who inspired me this past year is my friend Gabe Fletcher. of Anchorage Brewing Co. We brewed this beer together. I hope it inspires you.
Jolly Pumpkin & Anchorage Calabaza Boreal will be available in 750ml bottles.
Style: American Wild Ale (w/ Grapefruit, Grapefruit juice, Peppercorns.)
Availability: 750ml Bottles