We’re very excited to release 2017 Viking Metal this Friday! Viking Metal is Jester King Gotlandsdricka aged in Old Tom gin barrels! It was our first ever bottle release at Jester King in 2013 after Texas law changed to allow to go sales at our brewery. This is the first time we’ve released it since 2013.
Jester King Gotlandsdricka is our Scandinavian-inspired farmhouse ale brewed with smoked malt, juniper, and myrica gale. We originally discovered the style in Randy Mosher’s Radical Brewing and were inspired to brew it. We were later inspired to age the beer in Old Tom gin barrels from our friends at Ransom Wines & Spirits in Oregon. The barrels for this year’s batch also came from Ransom Spirits.
2017 Viking Metal is 8.3% alcohol by volume, 21 IBU, 3.5 pH, and has a finishing gravity of 0.999 (-0.3 degrees Plato). It was packaged on June 20, 2017 in kegs and 750ml bottles. Viking Metal will be released at our tasting room when it opens at 4pm on Friday, August 25th. It will be available by the glass and at bottles to go. We have about 1,900 bottles available for sale ($22/bottle) with a bottle limit of two per customer per day. Aside from special events, Viking Metal will not be available for purchase outside our tasting room.