Hopdoddy ramps up craft beer program with Jester King special

Jester King's Snorkel is available as part of a special Hopdoddy pint night on Aug. 24.

Jester King’s Snorkel is available as part of a special Hopdoddy pint night on Aug. 24.

Austinites already have no problem forming a line out the door of the two central Hopdoddy Burger Bar locations — and now they’ve got an extra reason for it.

The Austin burger joint has always focused on offering good beers (the word ‘hop,’ a key ingredient in beer, is in the name of the restaurant, after all), but the program is being taken up a notch on Aug. 24, when Hopdoddy on West Anderson Lane will have bottles of Jester King’s Snörkel available for $20.

Jester King beers can be difficult to find beyond the scenic Hill Country brewery, but this one will probably go fast, too. Hopdoddy has only 24 bottles of the farmhouse ale for sale starting at 6:30 p.m. next Wednesday. In addition to the 750 ml bottles, Hopdoddy diners will also receive Jester King glassware and other goodies from Hopdoddy until the supply runs out.

Snörkel is brewed with alderwood smoked sea salt and oyster mushrooms from nearby Logro Farms, taking “partial inspiration from traditional German gose,” a tart and salty brew, while exploring “the savory characteristics of umami through the use of oyster mushrooms,” according to the brewery. Hopdoddy recommends pairing the beer with the Magic Shroom burger, which comes with angus beef, Texas goat cheese, field mushrooms, mayo, basil pesto, red leaf lettuce, white onion and beefsteak tomato.

It’s worth noting that if you aren’t able to snag a bottle in time at Hopdoddy, Jester King currently sells bottles of Snörkel for $13 at the Dripping Springs-area brewpub.

For more information, visit hopdoddy.com.


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