Jester King are pleased and excited to announce that they have agreed to form a partnership to help Fair Isle Brewing in Seattle, Washington. Fair Isle is a brewery in planning headed by longtime Jester King friend Andrew Pogue and his business partner Geoffrey Barker. Andrew and Geoffrey plan on opening a Seattle brewery focused on mixed culture fermentation and local agriculture in early 2018. While Fair Isle is squarely Andrew and Geoffrey’s creation and vision, Jester King will help along the way with its guidance, advice, and creative input. Jester King will own a small stake in Fair Isle Brewing.
Andrew Pogue is an old friend of Jester King founders Jeffrey Stuffings and Michael Steffing. Andrew used to live in Austin, Texas and helped out Jeff and Michael during Jester King’s early days. Andrew helped build the Jester King tasting room bar, helped them brew and bottle, gave them ideas on new beers, and did video and photography work for Jester King, including this video from Frazer Pogue that they’re particularly fond of. Now seven years later, Jester King is happy and excited to return the favor by helping Andrew and his partner Geoffrey get their vision off the ground and see it succeed. Jester King knows Andrew and Geoffrey to be very smart, hard working, thoughtful individuals, and they expect great things from them in the months and years ahead.
To get things started with Fair Isle, Jester King brewed a batch of beer together at Jester King in November. They brewed a mixed culture farmhouse ale fermented in stainless steel with Washington Fireweed. Jester King expects this beer to be released sometime this winter or spring at Jester King, and they plan on sending some to Washington!
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