Jester King Commercial Suicide
Commercial Suicide is inspired by the English tradition of low-alcohol, supremely drinkable ales with moderate bitterness, toasty/biscuity malt flavors, and interesting yeast character. It’s a beer we’ve been slowly tweaking over the years in an effort to bring it closer to its classic counterpart.
So basically, we’ve sought to take advantage of hops and less aging time to cause Commercial Suicide to present fresher and more in line with traditional English Mild. As we’ve pointed out before, we’re just as heavily inspired over the years by the dry, bitter pale beers of Belgium, England and France as we are by tart, funky barrel-aged beers.
Commercial Suicide was actually the first Jester King beer ever released in 2010. We called it Commercial Suicide because the beer effectively had no audience. We considered it too dark for macro beer drinkers and too low alcohol for beer geeks. Thankfully, there’s enough audience for Commercial Suicide to bring it back annually.
We hope you enjoy our latest batch of Commercial Suicide! Our brewers at Jester King are very excited by its simplicity, drinkability and relation to traditional Mild.