Friday, February 10, 2012

Drink'in The Sunbelt - Mikkeller and Jester King Collaboration

Sorry, I started without you
Yes, it's spelled "Drink'in", not Drinkin'.  I'm not sure why.  This is one of those collaborative beers and I think they knocked it out of the park. Mikkeller is one of my favorite brewers out there right now.  I've had a whole host of their beers and they've all been really good.  This one is a "hoppy, wheat beer" per the label and that is exactly how it tastes.  The aroma is hoppy and citrusy.  The flavor is hoppy up front with a bit of bitter and a touch of citrus.  It has a nice amber/orange color that is only slightly cloudy.

A word of warning on the pour.  This is a bottle conditioned beer and that is where it gains its carbonation.  It has a tall head and a huge amount of lacing, which you can see in the above picture.  Here's the warning: this beer has a good amount of sediment settled in the bottle.  Don't stir it up too much handling it and don't pour it all out at the end or you will end up with sediment in your glass.  It's probably best stored standing up, not on the side.

They bill it as a beer that will do well in the Summer heat in Texas.  I couldn't wait.  Ok, I'll be honest.  Not only could I not wait for the Summer, I bought this for a get together tomorrow night and couldn't wait until then either.  I now have to go get another bottle.  Jester King is a brewer from around Austin and Mikkeller is a "nomadic" brewer from Belgium.

and a really cool bottle
There is quite the story written on the label of the bottle and it will make an interesting read while you're sipping at a nice glass.  :)


  1. Sounds interesting. I've not tried Mikkeller beers, but this sounds interesting. Wheat beers aren't my favorites, but this sounds quite refreshing.

    Seasons? Nah, I drink "Winter" beers all Summer.

  2. Sounds like a good beer. Wonder how it will go with pizza?

  3. Wheat beers aren't my first choice, but this one will be great on a hot day (or any day).

  4. Flier, this would be great with pizza. I'm trying to think of a beer that wouldn't be great with pizza.