Jester King Repose, a farmhouse ale brewed with hay, and hanged in French brandy barrels, is ready to debut.
Repose was inspired by the hay filled barn where Jester King stores their aged hops. In true Jester King fashion, the brewery attempted to recreate the sensory experience of the barn.
How do you make barn beer? Hay. Bales of hay. Jester King added hay bales to the mash tun, and aged hops from burlap bags (seen below).
Stylistically, Jester King Respose resembles a French biere de garde. Brewed in February, 2014, the beer was slowly fermented and barrel aged until it was bottled in January of 2015.
Jester King Repose will debut on Friday, February 24th in 750ml bottles and draft.
8.3% ABV, 12 IBUS