Jester King chose to use an ancient Swedish farmhouse ale recipe calledGotlandsdricka as an inspiration for their latest release Viking Metal. This beer features juniper and Myrica gale. Due to modern brewing methods they don’t claim the recipe to be entirely accurate, but they anticipate it to be closer than a test version they brewed last summer.
“After primary fermentation with farmhouse yeast, we racked the beer to oak barrels previously containing Old Tom gin and inoculated it with mature barrel aged beer, containing wild yeast and souring bacteria. After seven months of oak fermentation and maturation, we blended the barrels and naturally conditioned the beer for an additional six weeks prior to release.”
Style: Farmhouse Ale
Availability: 750 mL bottles, Draft
Arrival: April 2013