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Old 09-24-2013, 03:44 AM   #1
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We went down to Jester King this weekend. Saw the barn they brew in, conicals, fermentation barrels, talked to one of the owners and drank some RU-55. They said the next batch is due for release in a few months.


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Old 09-24-2013, 03:50 AM   #2
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That room with the barrels is kept at 60F.

They said they really do use wild yeast. They send off samples to a lab to find out what exactly it is and save some but, for the most part, what you get is what they catch.

There were several home brewers there and we tried pumping them for details and yeast samples. They said to collect it from bottles. Having finally drank RU-55, yall best get all you can before I do. I'll be buying it up half just for the yeast.


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Old 09-24-2013, 03:41 PM   #3
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Very cool. I've been meaning to check that place out for some time.
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I been there many time. Always have fun there but I'm getting upset when they are just releasing their beers at the brewery now especially the Sours. I understand very limited amount but I think it'll hurt them in the long run. If I cant get their beers in Houston, I'm not driving all the way to Austin just for them.

anywho, Great beers, love to go to the brewery, hate the lines, but its a must go brewery in Texas.
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I'm drinking my first Censored, formerly Salt Lick.

My impressions were sour, pilsner, smokey and then apple. Then, my wife said it tastes like an ashtray. Da hell? But then, I taste why she says that. It doesn't taste like that, but I can taste why she says it. There's an ... ashiness... Weird.
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Went there in July and in November, it got much better later on in the year. Instead of waiting an hour in line I waited maybe 10-15 minutes. But you can tell they are not keeping up with demand because their selection has really dropped and you can't find much in stores anymore.

In fact I am going back to Austin in a few weeks and looked up their selection and it's even lower than it was in November! In July they hadn't gotten their brewpub license so it was a full page (two columns) of their own beers, now it's just one column (in November it was like 1-1/2 columns).

Nice thing: my parents live about 5 miles from there and my fiance's parents only about 2.
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World Market here quite often has Commercial Suicide and sometimes Black Metal. Central Market usually has those, Le Petit Prince, Noble King, Mad meg, Wytchmaker, and sometimes Das Wunderkind and Salt Lick. I've seen El Cedro once. Their brewery is the only place I've found RU-55. The rest... mere whispered rumors...
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They just started distributing here. Every beer i've had by JK so far has been an instant drain pour. Then again, I don't understand people's obsessions with sours. Cool that they brew in a dusty barn, I guess.
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When RU55 was out I saw it at a few places in Houston. Specs, HEB's and my small, local gas station craft store.
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D and Q right? Wish that was local for me


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