Jackie O’s beats ‘The Pocahontas Files’ for local $10k grant, opens new brewery soon


Jackie O's Chomolungma Honey Nut Brown Ale(Athens, OH) – The Athens Messenger reported this past week that Jackie O’s Pub and Brewery is the winner of a local start-up competition for

What will be done with the money? It is being put toward the company’s expansion project. Per The Messenger:

According to Oestrike, the Stimson Avenue facility should begin brewing operations in the next three to four weeks. He said the facility will begin brewing batches of three of the pub’s staple concoctions: Mystic Mama IPA, Firefly Amber Ale and Chomolungma English Brown Ale.

Jackie O's Firefly Amber AleOestrike said that Jackie O’s has brewed about 1,800 kegs at its West Union Street location in 2012 — the most in the business’ seven-year history. He anticipates that the new facility will allow for 6,000-7,000 kegs or more to be brewed per year.

Label approvals for Firefly Amber Ale and Chomolungma Honey Nut Brown Ale cans came in earlier this month. Mystic Mama has yet to come through.

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