One of the biggest perks to Jester King Brewery's expanding on-site farm, without question, is the baby goats born just before spring every year.
In celebration of their irresistible baby-animal cuteness, the Hill Country brewery hosts goat yoga sessions in the month of March and will bring them back this year starting March 2. But, of course, it's no ordinary goat yoga: Jester King offers what it calls doom metal goat yoga. Sounds epic, right? Well, it is.
The Nigerian dwarf goats are just about a month or two old when they'll wander, softly bleating, among yoga mats in a grassy meadow set apart from the main tasting area at the brewery. These little kids just might feel the urge to jump onto your back while you're stretching into the plank position, heavy metal music playing as the soundtrack to your moments of nirvana. Because you're in total hog — or, as the case may be, baby goat — heaven, right?
Doom metal might not seem like the right music genre to help you find your bliss, but go with it. You just might be surprised. For one thing, the music won't play overwhelmingly loudly. And there's something about the underlying beat that will lull you into the requisite meditative state for yoga — that is, until a baby goat meanders by, sending you into paroxysms of joy.
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Each session, held every Saturday morning in March, is an hour long. Come about a half-hour early, at 10:30 a.m., to the brewery with your yoga mat and some water. The Jester King staff will lead you to the farm and make sure you're surrounded by baby goats. And when yoga wraps up at noon, you can make a day of it: Jester King and its restaurant (formerly Stanley's Farmhouse Pizza) will be open for tours and tastings at that time.
Make sure to reserve your spot ahead of time. The $15 tickets to Doom Metal Goat Yoga are available at jesterkingbrewery.com.