Jester King Mad Meg
Farmhouse Provision Ale, which we’ve given the moniker “Mad Meg”. Also known as “Dulle Griet” or “Dull Gret”, Mad Meg is a peasant woman from Flemish folklore who leads an army of women to pillage hell. She’s famously depicted in Pieter Brueghel the Elder’s 1562 painting by the same name.
Mad Meg is simple in terms of ingredients with French pilsner malt, wheat, a touch of caramunich and acidulated malt, Czech Saaz hops and our farmhouse yeast. It is golden colored and quite strong at over 9% ABV (we can tell you the strength now!). The palate intertwines delicate farmhouse esters with earthy, spicy hops and clean malt flavors.
Mad Meg will be available beginning this week on draught at select locations around Austin, followed by a statewide bottle release once the beer has conditioned through re-fermentation in the bottle, label approval has been received, and the labels have been printed.
We will incorporate Mad Meg into our year-round lineup of farmhouse ales. Our plan is to brew Le Petit Prince Farmhouse Table Beer, Noble King Hoppy Farmhouse Ale, Mad Meg Farmhouse Provision Ale consistently throughout the year, along with larger batches of Wytchmaker Farmhouse Rye IPA, Black Metal Farmhouse Imperial Stout and Commercial Suicide Farmhouse Mild Ale (we can call Commercial Suicide “ale” now!) which we’ll release once every few months. We will also release as much as of our barrel-aged wild ales as possible in 2012. These beers are fermented in part with native wild yeast from the Texas Hill Country as well as other strains of wild yeast and souring bacteria. Our goal is to have our barrel aged wild ale regularly available in the Texas market by the end of the new year, along with our current lineup of farmhouse ales and a rotating array of “house specials”.