US - Southwest Jester King Thread

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  1. Lutter

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    They've distro'ed to other states for years now through Shelton Brothers... I remember seeing Mad Meg and Petit Prince on shelves in Rhode Island when my cousin got married in 2013. I think it's just sporadic.
     
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    They skipped the Shelton Bros guy in Nebraska and went through someone else. I am curious to see if it's just sporadic or what. Either way, I'm not complaining!
     
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    My last trip up to Michigan, I saw RU55, Black Metal and Repose with a lot of the normal shelf-750s in the Detroit area. I was surprised.
     
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    jk glory days have passed. even been selling fruiteds on tavour the past couple of weeks.
     
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    I had a great time visiting their brewery this past October. The Spon beer I tried and the fruited sours were all amazing. Petit Prince w some age is great and one of the better American saisons imo.
    ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
     
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    ^^^...actually I was referring to their hype days. but their overall fruits have become less pungent over the past 2 years as well. still good. and spon is fine as well
     
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    Good IMO. The fruit intensity was bordering too intense, and masking the mixed culture character.
     
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    We send one-off shipments from time to time to various states. The only state we consistently distribute to is Texas.
     
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    While there's natural variation in how we make beer, our fruit beers, recipes, ratios, etc. have not changed, so I'd push back against the notion that they're more or less "pungent".
     
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    Even More Jeppe info....

    These collabs with Jeppe have all been pretty good, especially 'Even More Jeppe'. Hopefully it lasts till next weekend so I can nab a bottle (got a funeral this weekend to attend).
     
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    Wonder what the FG and pH are going to be on this one.
     
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    I'd say they have become more muted in general...more drinkable if you will. And that's not a bad thing.
    This was my summation from going close to a year between tastings after consistently having JK almost monthly over the previous few years.

    To me, this would be difficult for one who drinks/tastes nonstop to notice this change as opposed to a fairly large gap in the tastings.
    Kind of like finally noticing you have lost weight after a year.
     
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    Could just be palate shift or desensitization.
     
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    ^Could be. But it's also a fairly shared sentiment among a few of my "beer friends." Maybe it's just us.
     
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    Any other Dallas folk tempted to drive down, skip the Super Bowl and drink the Super Bowl trappings?
     
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    ^^^ lol

    If you are a living human man, you will watch the game tomorrow even if you don't want to.
     
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    I shall sorta watch it whilst drinking heavily and eating bbq'ed meats

    Fuck the Pats
     
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    Not only am I living breathing human male, but I am a football coach... I said tempted...
     
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    ^^^ah...you never really had intentions of heading down the 35S beatdown...just trying to weed out the poseurs.
    I've been betting on football since 1996...never tempted to head down.
    JK's anti-football/athletic/holiday stance is actually off putting.
     
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    I would have considered it more seriously if not for a kids birthday I had to attend.