Cuddling baby goats is regularly possible thanks to Jester King farm tours
Jester King Brewery has become a place devoted to much more than simply making beer. The things the Texas Hill Country brewery has done, of course, are all in the name of making said beer and imbuing it with a sense of place — but what a place it is.
Now, there’s a working farm on the property, and it was also just announced that a restaurant from the chef behind Georgetown’s recently shuttered the Hollow is also in the works.
But for many of us, the most important detail about the farm is that a whole bunch of BABY GOATS now live there. On weekends, we can play with them.
A few days ago, Jester King announced the introduction of farm tours, similar to the brewery tours that a brewery employee gives during specific hours over the weekend. Leading the farm tours is Sean “Peppy” Meyer, who now lives on the property to tend to the growing acreage of crops and menagerie of livestock.
“Among other things, tour guests will learn about our farming philosophies, see the newly planted vineyard, hear about future farming plans, and lastly (and possibly most importantly), pet the goats! We have put a lot of time and energy into the farm and are pleased to be able to share our farming progress with you,” according to a Jester King blog post announcing the farm tours.
The farm tours are available at 2 p.m. Saturdays only, while brewery tours thus far are more common, at 6 p.m. Fridays and 1, 3 and 5 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays. No reservations are necessary; just show up in time to hear the announcement of the tour.
Earlier this month, Jester King also launched doom metal goat yoga during the month of March only as a way of introducing the baby goats, but those sessions, running through March 31, have completely sold out.
Particularly sharp baby goat lovers might recall that Meyer previously ran a postcard subscription service, Goat Monthly, sending a new photo every month of a pair of blue-eyed twin Nigerian Dwarf goats. Though the service is no more, we can rest assured, at least, that we can get a weekly dose of baby goats in the flesh at Jester King Brewery. Which is even better.
For more information, visit jesterkingbrewery.com.