Topic Archives: Farmhouse Ales

Posted in New Beers, Side Project Brewing
Posted in Jester King Brewery, Seasonal Return

Jester King Ambree Returns, Recipe Scaled Back

Jester King Ambree

Jester King Ambree Farmhouse Amber Ale, Batch 3 is returning once again, a bit different from the original release.

Earlier batches of Jester King Ambree used as many as eight malts, and a special decoction mash (taking part of the wort out, boiling it in the kettle and adding it back to the mash). For Batch 3, the recipe has been simplified using three malts, then fermented with the brewery’s mixed culture of yeast and bacteria.

The alcohol by volume is lower to, down to 4.5% from the 7% range.

Our initial inspiration for Ambrée came from some of our favorite farmhouse ales from French Flanders, notably the beers brewed by Brasserie Thiriez in Esquelbecq, France. But for the third batch, we looked much closer to home for inspiration: Live Oak Brewing Company in Austin.

Jester King Ambree is available in 750 milliliter bottles the brewery’s tasting room, and though out Texas.

Style: Farmhouse Ale
Availability: 750ml bottles, Draft
Release: Late August, 2015

4.5% ABV

Image via Jester King

Posted in Don't Miss This, Jester King Brewery

Jester King Vulgar Affection: Horehound & Lemon Beebalm

Jester King Vulgar Affection

Jester King Vulgar Affection, a nearly one year old farmhouse ale, releases today.

Like all of the brewery’s offerings, Jester King Vulgar Affection has a unique story. The love of foraging local ingredients for their beer, and Fantome’s Pissenlit beer, brought this beer into focus.

In summer of 2014, Jester King took lemon beebalm wildflowers from a field nearby, and dried the leaves and flowers. In September, head brewer Garett Crowell dried fresh horehound and made tea using all the dried ingredients. That tea was added to the end of the boil.

Vulgar Affection spent six months fermenting in stainless steel tanks, and four months bottle conditioning (bottled in April, 2015).

Jester King Vulgar Affection will be available in the tap room August 7th, at 4 pm. $12 bottle, 3 bottle limit per day.

Style: Farmhouse Ale (w/ Lemon Bee-Balm, Horehound)
Availability: 750ml bottles

Release: 8/7/15, First Release

5% ABV, 38 IBUS

Images via Jester King

Posted in Bruery Terreux, Don't Miss This, Prairie Artisanal Ales

Collaboration: Bruery Terreux Prairie Rue

Bruery Terreux Prairie Rue

Bruery Terreux Prairie Rue aims to make an early fall debut. Prairie Artisan Ales joined The Bruery for a brew day back in November of 2014.

Bruery Terreux Prairie Rue is a farmhouse ale, aged in oak barrels. Total time in barrels, is 8-9 months (assuming it was barreled in late-December).

According to The Bruery, members of the Horder’s and Reserve Societies will have access to the 750ml bottles. No distribution, especially not in Oklahoma which is not in The Bruery’s distribution area.

Style: Saison/Farmhouse Ale  (Oak Aged)
Availability: 750ml bottles.
Release: September, 2015

6.9% ABV

Posted in Coming Soon, Don't Miss This, Hi Wire Brewing

Hi-Wire Kicks Off New Farmhouse Series with Volume 1

Hi-Wire Farmhouse Series Volume 1

Hi-Wire Farmhouse Series Volume 1 kicks off a new series of farmhouse ales from the Asheville, North Carolina brewery.

To start off the new line, Hi-Wire chose to go traditional, making Hi-Wire Farmhouse Series Volume 1 a tribute to the classic Belgian-style saison.

We would be remise if the first ale in our farmhouse series didn’t pay homage to those who created the style. A traditional saison, this beer utilizes a classic Belgian yeast strain to achieve flavors of black peppercorn and pear. Flaked oats and wheat create body in the light and earthy saison.

Hi-Wire Farmhouse Series Volume 1 will be available in 22 ounce bottles around the third week of August.

Style: Saison
Availability: 22oz Bottles
Release: Mid-August, 2015

4.9% ABV

Posted in New Belgium, New Releases

New Belgium Long Table Farmhouse Ale, Now Available

New Belgium Long Table

New Belgium Long Table Farmhouse Ale has arrived in the brewery’s lineup. This “table-friendly” beer is a 6.2% ABV saison, perfect for food and friends.

An ode to the communal Saison, LONG TABLE Farmhouse Ale brings together the juicy flavors of Belgian yeast and Nelson Sauvin hops with the spicy and toasty notes of Munch and Rye grains. Grab a seat!

New Belgium Long Table is available in 12oz bottles and draft, hitting shelves now in mid-July, 2015.

Style: Farmhouse Ale
Hops: Chinook, Target, Nelson Sauvin
Malts: Munich, Pale, Rye

Availability: 12oz Bottles, Draft. Seasonal offering,
Release: July, 2015

6.2% ABV, 20 IBUs

Posted in New Releases, Third Rail Beer

Third Rail Field 2 is the Brewery’s First Can

Third Rail Field 2 is the brewery’s first canned release. This beer will join Third Rail Alternate Side American Stout, released earlier this year in 22oz bottles.

Third Rail Field 2 features Bavarian and Solvenian hops, and a spicy, herbal finish that is perfect for summer.

“Just in time for summer, Field 2’s refreshing notes of wild herbs, spices, pear, and straw delivered in a tall can are the perfect combination to beat the heat,” said Third Rail Brewmaster Loren Taylor-Raymond.

Third Rail Field 2 is named for the brewery’s founder’s favorite Central Park softball field. Available for a limited time in 16oz cans.

Style: Farmhouse Ale
Availability: 16oz Cans, Draft. Summer Seasonal.
Release: June, 2015

6.1% ABV

Image via Third Rail Beer