Ep. 109 - Time, Place & People. With Jester King Co-Founder, Jeffrey Stuffings.
The Beer Healer interviews
I'm hoping that Jester King Brewery needs no introduction for you, listeners. But just in case, this is how they describe themselves...Jester King is a brewery, kitchen, farm & event hall on a beautiful 165 acre ranch in the Texas Hill Country. We make food & drink uniquely tied to a time, place & people. We're a welcoming place for people of all ages to enjoy community, fun & hospitality in a very special setting.Jester King is one of those game changing breweries that captures the imagination of the craft beer drinker, this one included. Even though I had never tried any of their beers, I still wanted to find out more about how this brewery came to be. Jeff was kind enough to jump on the interwebs with me and give me some of his time so that I could share his stories, wisdom and insights with you all.
EP 18: It Only Gets Better With Age | Jester King 2017 SPON Blueberry & Pitaya
512 Brewed Craft Beer Podcast
In this episode, we’re reviewing Jester King’s 2017 SPON Blueberry & Pitaya, a spontaneously fermented beer refermented w/ fruit. We’re also discussing the age-old question, “Does beer expire?” and helping you build the best cellar to properly age your beer. Full episode show notes are available at 512BrewedPodcast.com. As always, thanks for listening!
GBM 54 - Growing World Class Beers On The Farm, with Jeffrey Stuffings of Jester King
Good Beer Matters Podcast
Defining farmhouse beers is a bit like trying to explain jazz or comfort food to someone who’s never experienced them. It usually requires a conversation because there is no single, simple definition we can all agree on. We tend to look to Belgium or France to bail us out of this pickle since Lambics, Saisons and Biers de Garde are the best known examples. In reality, farmhouse beers tend to be drinkable, complex, traditional and innovative, all at the same time. Historically, they’re humble beers brewed for laborers with the ingredients endemic to the region, but with a complexity of flavor befitting the finest restaurants. Just a short drive outside of Austin, you can bathe in the warm Texas sun on a farm that grows world-class farmhouse beers. Through conservation, sustainability, and stewardship of the land, Jester King is one of the few places that blend the old world with the new. My next guest gave up corporate America and set out to just make some good beer. He eventually employed the traditions and techniques found in those European countries. But, somewhere along the way he helped define American Farmhouse beers.--- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/jeremy-storton/messageSupport this podcast: https://anchor.fm/jeremy-storton/support
A note from host John Holl: The last time I was in Austin was 2015 and after a long few days of drinking beer, doing interviews, and generally getting my fill of the city, I intentionally carved out some hours on my last day there, before my flight home to visit with Jeffrey Stuffings of Jester King. I wanted to leave on a high note, and that visit did not disappoint. The brewery is the stuff of legend by many drinkers and was driven to heights of popularity thanks to the wild and spontaneous beer that Stuffings and his brewers have produced through the years. And as good as the beers are, it is also an idyllic place to visit, like I experienced five years ago when I arrived mid-morning and spent a few hours talking with Stuffings, pulling nails, and tasting through whatever he deemed ready to drink. It was quiet and peaceful and the space lent itself to conversation. We got so carried away that I almost missed my fight home. Would have been worth it. The brewery is quiet these days. Because of the COVID-19 pandemic the brewery has largely been closed, but, as you will hear it is getting ready to re open. When it does things will look and feel different. And maybe that’s in line with all that is going on with the brewery as it heads into a new phase. Stuffings has released a pilsner: yes, a clean ferment beer. He is candid about why and it signals a mature attitude of a brewery that has always valued maturation. There’s a wine program in the works, and a renewed sense of experimentation, thanks to a little down time, but also because of the kitchen operating at the brewery. Stuffings explains it all while talking to me from the brewery in Texas. But, I started off by asking him what we can all expect when we visit the brewery once he reopens. I hope you enjoy the conversation." For more Drink Beer, Think Beer or to check out Beer Edge: The Newsletter for Beer Professionals, follow us on Twitter @thebeeredge and subscribe to our beer industry focused newsletter. There is more information, articles, and engaging content at Beer Edge. Host: John Holl Guest: Jeffrey Stuffings of Jester King Tags: Beer, Craft Beer, Texas, Experimental Brewing, Austin, wild ale, spontaneous fermentation, Special Ingredients, and pilsner. This episode is sponsored by: CODO Design, a craft beer branding firm and authors of the new book, Craft Beer, Rebranded. Craft Beer, Rebranded (and its companion workbook) are a step-by-step guide to mapping out a successful strategy for rebranding your brewery. Based on CODO’s decade of brewery branding experience, this two-book bundle will help you weigh your brand equity, develop your brand strategy and breathe new life into your brand. Whether your brewery is 3 years old or 30, Craft Beer, Rebranded is your guide to attracting new audiences, selling more beer and positioning your brand for the long haul. Learn more and buy your copy today at CraftBeerRebranded.com Beer Edge: The Newsletter for Beer ProfessionalsHelp support journalism covering the beer industry by subscribing to the twice weekly newsletter. Learn more at our revamped website.
Episode 10 - Jeff Stuffings of Jester King Brewery
The Wilderness Footprint
Imagine making the decision to start a brewery which is notoriously challenging in itself. But there's a catch: you only create farmhouse ales and barrel-aged wild ales. In a craft beer world where IPA's and heavy stouts rule, Jester King Brewery in Austin, Texas forged their own path and found great success in the process. Today we talk with founder Jeff Stuffings to discuss his journey from a career in law to being one of the most respected spontaneous fermentation breweries in the world. Check out the vid of Jon singing in the steam HERE
InterBrews 236: Jeffrey Stuffings at Jester king Brewery
InterBrews with Josh Stewart
Episode 236 of InterBrews and Episode 3 of the Covid Chronicles is a catch up with Jester King Brewery founder Jeffrey Stuffings. One advantage to not being able to sit down across the table at a brewery for an interview is that there really is no excuse not to catch up with my out of Houston friends. Jeffrey gives us the latest on things at Jester King and his thoughts on how this whole thing will shake out, as well as tips on Nerf gun wars, why Jester King is the greatest thing since sliced bread and how you too can get a slice and so much more. Make a road trip to Austin for a much needed Hill country drive and pick up some Jester King beer to go. Order now 24/7 and check out their website and social accounts for the latest available to take home. Thanks for listening! This is InterBrews.--- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/interbrews/messageSupport this podcast: https://anchor.fm/interbrews/support
Episode 236 of InterBrews and Episode 3 of the Covid Chronicles is a catch up with Jester King Brewery founder Jeffrey Stuffings. One advantage to not being able to sit down across the table at a brewery for an interview is that there really is no excuse not to catch up with my out of Houston friends. Jeffrey gives us the latest on things at Jester King and his thoughts on how this whole thing will shake out, as well as tips on Nerf gun wars, why Jester King is the greatest thing since sliced bread and how you too can get a slice and so much more. Make a road trip to Austin for a much needed Hill country drive and pick up some Jester King beer to go. Order now 24/7 and check out their website and social accounts for the latest available to take home. Thanks for listening! This is InterBrews.The post InterBrews 236: Jester King’s Jeffrey Stuffings first appeared on InterBrews.
This week on the show we discuss the thrilling launch of our new YouTube channel and drink beers from Jester King (Austin, TX) and 2nd Shift Brewing (St Louis, MO). The first is a Belgian Farmhouse Ale called Noble King and the second, abbreviated "LSD" is an imperial stout called Liquid Spiritual Delight. After our first beer we kick our movie talk off with the harrowing "For Sama." It's an Oscar-nominated documentary about the Syrian conflict from the perspective of a journalist and mother and then, we transition into a discussion of the psychological thriller "Horse Girl."Episode Timeline:0:00 Intro & "Noble King"12:38 "For Sama"20:45 "Horse Girl" (Spoiler Free)31:45 Hot & Bothered vol. 133:32 "Liquid Spiritual Delight"42:22 Hot & Bothered vol. 247:40 "Horse Girl" (DANGER ZONE)Please rate & review us wherever you listen to podcasts and, if you're so inclined, consider donating to the show via our Patreon page. Find our entire collection of episodes as well as written reviews of movies and beers at our virtual podcast mansion www.freshhopcinema.com.Thanks to all our patrons, and the Handlebar Chico for their constant support and to Bailey Minardi, without whom, this show wouldn't be what it is.
Today's guest is Jeff Stuffings, founder of the famed Jester King Brewery in Dripping Springs. We sit down at the brewery and chat about the origins of the the company and how it all started, the early commitment to brewing farmhouse ales using spontaneous fermentation, how they landed on the 165 acre ranch in Dripping Springs, the discovery and implementation of the open-book management philosophy, what you can expect from a trip out to the brewery, and how Jeff took a passion for home brewing and a little business savvy and created Jester King Brewery, universally revered as one of the most innovative and respected breweries in the United States. Enjoy.