Jester King Cloudfeeder, a new collaboration with Tired Hands Brewing will be available April 29th.
The farmhouse ale is brewed with Texas grapefruit and limes, plus Pennsylvania honey, and dry-hopped with Nelson Sauvin and Simcoe hops.
The approach to this recipe was to create a lower alcohol by volume beer, fermented with a mix of brewer’s yeast and wild/sour mixed culture, and tastes like an India pale ale. Simply put, right now the beer is more bitter than sour. Time will change this beer as the little microorganisms see fit.
As we’ve pointed out before, farmhouse ales were historically either very bitter or sour. On occasion, as we did with Cloudfeeder, we used a combination of hops, fairly high fermentation temperature (78F), and the absence of long-term aging, to create a beer that’s bitter and not particularly sour/tart — at least not yet.
Even the label is a collaboration, created by Jester King’s Josh Cockrell in collaboration with Jean Broillet IV of Tired Hands.
Jester King Cloudfeeder will be available on tap at the Austin, Texas brewery starting April 29th, and around the upcoming Craft Brewer’s Conference in Philadelphia. Bottles will be available shortly after.
3.8% ABV, 51 IBUs