Jackie O’s still pushing boundaries well into second decade
If you’re visiting Ohio Brew Week, you probably know Jackie O’s Pub and Brewery.
Both the brewery and the festival turn 16 in 2021. They’re always up to something, so we’ve been able to measure Brew Weeks based on Jackie O’s developments.
The last decade brought big updates for this Ohio staple, including a roof full of solar panels, a huge production expansion, seasonal cans and more.
For most of its existence, Jackie O’s was the only brewery in town. In that time, they cranked out a massive variety of brews, from poundable pales to American Wild Ales. The company expanded with the spacious public house, a separate production facility/taproom and a farm to supply the restaurant and brewery.
Last year, Jackie O’s burst onto the hazy scene, refining recipes in Athens before unleashing six packs of “Who Cooks for You?,” a hazy pale ale. Earlier this year, they released “Lost Marbles” hazy IPA. Both flew off shelves around the state when they came out, so don’t sleep on any taproom IPAs they offer during the fest.
Jackie O’s also expanded their sour ale program, releasing a huge range of complex barrel-aged and stainless fermented saisons and wild ales, most of them loaded with fruit and sporting luscious color. Most notably this includes their “pattern” line of beers, such as “Gingham” and “Ogee.”
The public house continues to push the brewery food game, with arguably the best burger in town, killer wings, a range of amazing house-made sauces, and a ton of local sourcing. We recommend public house visitors try the iconic “Oestrike” pizza. It quite literally puts the “O” in Jackie O’s.
Jackie O’s is an Ohio craft beer staple. Now well into a second decade, they haven’t stopped ramping up the craft and quality.