"Nice customs curtsy to great kings."
- William Shakespeare
While maintaining respect for tradition in brewing and those breweries who have come before them, Jester King Brewery curtsies to no king. From it's inception, Jester King has pushed the boundaries of what beer should be considered and the customs that shaped that consideration. Even in its name, Jester King takes a swing at big beer, like David against Goliath in a struggle to establish a sense of identity and culture to a product that Jester King has become a master of. Creating a sense of place - the common theme that runs through each one of Jester King's unique beers.
Jeffrey Stuffings, founder of Jester King Brewery, is a vocal champion for the craft beer movement and when needed, helped lead the charge to change the antiquated laws in place that kept small craft breweries down in Texas. A pioneer in American brewing; yet, an extremely humble steward of the craft. A voice piece for craft beer that will help push the art form into the mainstream and allow it to find a home there. Best, of all a truly nice person.
While Jester King continues to grow as a brand we wait to see what comes next for a brewery that seemingly already does it all so well. We know that somehow, some way, the possibilities are endless for this gem in the Texas Hill Country.