Jester King Set To Release Omniscience & Proselytism Blend Two
The crew over at the Jester King Brewery announced today via blog the re-release of one of its most popular selections: Omniscience & Proselytism.
It’s not a batch that was stockpiled and then unleashed to the public, but a new creation made to satisfy the masses. 3000 bottles will be available and Jester King announced a one-per-person limit starting on release day, October 10th, 2014.
If you’re new to the highly sophisticated blends from the Jester King Brewery, Omniscience & Proselytism is a barrel-aged, wild beer that is refermented with strawberries. This blend was matured, sour beer that had been aged for months in oak barrels, then placed in a foudre filled with over a hundred pounds of strawberries.
The liquid is then allowed to let the wild yeast and bacteria to referment the sugars from the strawberries to complete the dryness. Simple enough, right? Not quite. The Jester King beers are highly complex, but seemingly made using classic, (see ‘Old School’) techniques not seen in very many locations today.
The result is a tart, dry beer with interesting flavors and aromas from the fruit, as well as the yeast and bacteria.
According to the Jester King blog post there are some differences with this concoction. Mainly the origin of the strawberries that were used for production.Jester King states, “Unlike our first blend of Omniscience & Proselytism, which used local strawberries, this blend used strawberries from Oregon. We prefer to use local ingredients whenever possible. However, the quality of our beer comes first. Regardless of the source of strawberries, we continue to only use fresh or fresh/frozen fruit. We do not use fruit concentrates, extracts or flavorings in our beer.”
The first version came out in 2013 to much acclaim, but it was only available by the glass at the brewery. With updated Texas laws on breweries making and selling beer, fans of Jester King can purchase bottles directly from the source. This will be available ONLY at the brewery and will be $16 for a 500 ml bottle. And don’t forget. ONE PER CUSTOMER PER DAY. We know… we know… just take a big group and pray they don’t drink beer, but then again- why you hanging out with those people?