Introducing Jackie O and Jester King Collaborated Final Entropy
They are excited to introduce Final Entropy — their collaboration with Jackie O’s Pub & Brewery in Athens, Ohio. For Final Entropy, they kept things remarkably simple and made a Kolsch inspired beer. For those who’ve been following us throughout the years, you’ve probably noticed how in addition to making barrel aged sour beers inspired by breweries like Jolly Pumpkin, fruit refermentations inspired by breweries like De Ranke, and spontaneous fermentations inspired by breweries like Cantillon, sometimes they like to brew simple, little, hoppy, dry beers for enjoying around the brewery. A visit from their good friend Brad Clark of Jackie O’s gave us a chance to indulge in this desire.
They brewed with Hill Country well water, German malted barley, and Fuggles and Saaz hops. They fermented in stainless steel with their mixed culture. One thing they have learned over the years is that even though all their beer contains souring bacteria, if they brew with a pretty big dose of hops, their beer doesn’t become sour, at least not for quite a while. They love sour beer, but they don’t do sour for the sake of sour. They want balanced, drinkable beer, and sometimes that means making something bitter without much acidity. Like Yvan de Baets wrote, Saison is “either sour or very bitter”, and that’s something they can influence through their hop additions.
Final Entropy is 5.3% alcohol by volume, 1.001 specific gravity (0.3 degrees Plato), 45 IBU, and 4.3 pH. It was brewed on November 21, 2016 and packaged on January 3, 2017. It will be released at our tasting room on Friday, June 2nd at 4pm by the glass and in bottles to go. They have about 2,800 bottles available (750ml x $9), and they anticipate that some of the batch will be distributed outside their tasting room. There is no bottle limit. They also will have Final Entropy t-shirts for sale.
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