Jester King Encendia Farmhouse Ale Release Details
We are excited to announce the release of Jester King Encendía — a dry, well-attenuated, farmhouse ale brewed with agave nectar, epazote and ancho chiles and aged in Mezcal barrels from Oaxaca, Mexico. Encendía was made in collaboration with our dear friend Kristina Bozic, who owns West Lakeview Liquorsin Chicago, Illinois.
Encendía was brewed on January 28th, 2013. Agave nectar, epazote and ancho chiles were added to the boil kettle. The high gravity wort (1.084) was initially fermented in a stainless steel tank with farmhouse ale yeast for three weeks. It was then racked to oak barrels previously containing Mezcal and inoculated with native wild yeast, Brettanomyces yeast and souring bacteria. Following eleven months of maturation in the Mezcal barrels, Encendía was naturally conditioned by refermentation in bottles, kegs and casks. Encendía is 11.1% alcohol by volume, 12 IBU, 3.4 pH, and has a finishing gravity of 1.000.
Encendía will be released at Jester King Brewery during Memorial Day Weekend. Bottles (750ml, $16) will go on-sale at Noon on Friday, May 23rd and will remain on-sale while supplies last. The bottle limit is two per customer per day. Approximately 2,700 bottles will be available for sale at Jester King. Several cases of Encendía will also be sent to West Lakeview Liquors and will go on-sale at a later date.