Entertainment publication Thrillist has made official what many people already knew: that Jester King Brewery, on the road to Dripping Springs, is royalty among Texas breweries.
In “The Best Craft Brewery in Every State,” Thrillist acknowledges Texas “OGs like Saint Arnold to upstarts like Lone Pint” but ultimately declares that the farmhouse brewery outside of Austin is king of them all.
“Tell you what, get your hands on some Atrial Rubicite, which is made with raspberries and sorcery, and tell us if you STILL don’t like sours,” Thrillist writers Matt Lynch, Andy Kryza and Zach Mack said in the recently published piece.
Atrial has been the beer that gets Jester King a lot of attention, but I’d argue that some of its other fruited sours, like Nocturn Chrysalis with blackberries, as well as less attention-grabbing farmhouse ales like Kvass (made with bread!), reign supreme and deliciously showcase what the brewery does so well.
Whatever beer has you flocking to Jester King on weekends, do you at least agree that it’s Texas’ top brewery, or did Thrillist get it totally wrong? Share your thoughts in the comments.