512 produced their Peach Sour using a sour mash technique. They encourage their naturally-occurring wild yeast and bacteria that come in with the organic barley and wheat to spontaneously ferment at warm temperatures over a three-day period. Fermentation was completed in stainless and racked to a thousand gallon fodder (large oak barrel) for aging. After being in the wood fit two months, they added 200 pounds of fresh peaches and allowed it to age another twelve months before packing.
Modeled after the classic wheat beers of Bavaria, Hefeweizen is cloudy and straw-colored with a meringue-like head that lingers to the bottom of the glass. Brewed with an ample volume of wheat malt and few hops, this beer features a unique yeast strain that produces harmonious notes of clove, banana, and vanilla throughout this effervescent brew. A traditional interpretation of a classic style, this idiosyncratic Bavarian beer is perfectly at home here in Texas.
Colonel Toby was brewed on October 24, 2016 with Hill Country well water, 93% Crisp Maris Otter, 7% rolled oats, and Cascade hops. The 1.023 specific gravity (5.8 Plato) wort was fermented in stainless steel with Jester King’s mixed culture of brewers yeast and native yeast and bacteria. Prior to packaging, it was dry hopped with Citra and Centennial hops.
The clean, dry lagers of Vienna provide inspiration for this soft body with a depth of malty richness and aroma. Small additions of noble hops gently balance characteristics of the malt. Cold fermentation and conditioning assure a beer with a clean finish, showcasing the interplay of the malt and hops. A beer of fine malt character and subtle hop nuance, it is accessible, smooth, and satisfying.