(Athens, OH) – Jackie O’s Brewery announces an exciting and refreshing lineup release dates calendar. Added to this is the launch of their new sour program for 2017 and some insight into what we can expect to see from the coming year.
2017 – Core Offerings
With a new expansion facility in full swing, Jackie O’s core offerings will be available Year Round in cans and draft throughout Ohio – joined by the Imperial Dark Apparition in 375ml bottles and draft.
Firefly Amber – 4.5% ABV
Lightly roasted malt gives Firefly Amber a biscuit-like finish
Chomolungma – 6.5% ABV
Seven malts, three hops and 100 lbs. of local honey give this ale an exceptional character
Mystic Mama IPA – 7% ABV
West-coast inspired India pale ale with notes of grapefruit, tangerines, and pine
Hop Ryot IPA – 6.5% ABV
The rye malt and exclusively Simcoe hops add soft spicy notes and sticky-citrus aroma and flavor
Razz Wheat – 5.5% ABV
The rosy haze of raspberry puree and sticky head embody a continuum of sour sweetness
2017 – Seasonal Offerings
In late 2016, Java the Stout joined as the 10th canned offering to complete the seasonal lineup with Morning Cloak, New Growth and Ohio Pale Ale.
Java the Stout – 6.5% ABV
A caramel centered stout with Athens’ Own French Roast coffee
Morning Cloak – 4.5% ABV
A true session hop delight with an aroma full of oranges, lemon rind, floral nuances + grapefruit pith
New Growth IPA – 7% ABV
Brewed with spruce tips from the brewery farm, along with centennial and chinook hops to give
the beer a pine character and light lemon notes. Bright, Crisp and refreshing with tons of Vitamin C.
Ohio Pale Ale – 6% ABV
With 3 hop varieties, this pale ale and IPA hybrid is highly crushable!
2017 – Imperial Offerings
Along with year-round availability of Dark Apparition, every month will be followed with another Imperial release of 375ml and draft. These will include Vanilla Coffee Dark App, Oil of Aphrodite, Oro Negro, Paw Paw Wheat and Brick Kiln Barleywine.
Dark Apparition – 10% ABV
Russian Imperial stout with chocolate, coffee, dark fruit, caramel and earthy/spicy hop characters
Vanilla Coffee Dark Apparition – 10% ABV
Dark Apparition conditioned with fresh vanilla and coffee
Oil of Aphrodite – 10% ABV
American double stout brewed with local Black Walnuts and Belgian candied syrup
Oro Negro – 10% ABV
Stout brewed with walnuts and conditioned on cacao nibs, vanilla beans, habaneros, cinnamon sticks and oak staves – a refined stout filled with rich character and a touch of heat
Paw Paw Wheat – 9% ABV
Wheat ale brewed with Ohio Paw Paws, flavors of mango, banana and a touch of melon
Brick Kiln Barleywine – 10.5% ABV
Brewed in the English tradition, deep mahogany hue accompanied by rich caramel and raisin notes
2017 – Barrel Aged Offerings
Look for annual favorites and some new exciting collaborations and blends. Along side many of these releases will be a corresponding Taproom/brewpub exclusive variant or small batch experiment. Our barrel room is growing and so will quantities for distribution and in house sales!
Sour Program Launching
Jackie O’s began its sour program in 2008 in the basement of the brewpub. In early 2009, there were 4 barrels aging some special one offs with beer souring bacteria and wild yeast. Fast forward to late 2016, and we have close to 450 barrels aging and many of them are ready to be bottled and released. Through our notorious brewpub bottle sales, many sour brands have been established in beer enthusiast circles.
We are looking forward to bringing some solid oldies and exciting new brands to shelves across Ohio in 2017. We have already released our Berliner Weisse and Gose early December 2016 in our new, distinctive 500ml bottles. The full sour spectrum from barrel aged to stainless steel conditioned, fruited to spiced, and straight to special blends are in the works.
Jackie O’s does a primary mixed fermentation with wild yeast & bacteria. We then give our beers time to naturally acidify and become full of flavor in a very controlled environment. None of our sours are done using the kettle souring method. By creating a room that is dedicated to sour production and packaging, we are able to produce a sour beer of the highest quality and character.