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Topic:  Which Athens brewery beers are you drinking?
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Buck.Cat
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  Message Not Read  Which Athens brewery beers are you drinking?
   Posted: 3/31/2019 4:08:37 PM 
I made the trip down to Athens Friday to hit up a Jackie O's bottle release. Picked up the collaboration with Evil Twin Brewing 'You're In The Jungle Baby' Imperial Stout and the 'Quatrefoil' sour. Tasty brews. What all are you guys drinking from Jackie O's, Little Fish, and/or Devil's Kettle?
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  Message Not Read  RE: Which Athens brewery beers are you drinking?
   Posted: 3/31/2019 5:10:59 PM 
Now THIS is what I call a thread!! 😁

Iíve been having Jackie Oís Ohio Pale Ale, which is delicious. Apparently itís a seasonal beer (according to Jackie Oís website). If you like a milder IPA, I highly recommend it.

Edit: Itís available at Heinenís if you live in the Cleveland area.

Last Edited: 3/31/2019 5:13:22 PM by Mark Lembright '85

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  Message Not Read  RE: Which Athens brewery beers are you drinking?
   Posted: 3/31/2019 9:05:35 PM 
The OPA is a seasonal. I actually had a glass of it when I picked up my other bottles.
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  Message Not Read  RE: Which Athens brewery beers are you drinking?
   Posted: 3/31/2019 11:41:33 PM 
Haven't seen it on offer in a while, but Meigs County Black (Black IPA) is probably my favorite. If that's not available, Devil's Kettle has a lot of delightful dark malty beers that always* put me in an Oktoberfest-y mood

*I say "always", but I've only been there once
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  Message Not Read  RE: Which Athens brewery beers are you drinking?
   Posted: 4/1/2019 10:11:06 AM 
Mark Lembright '85 wrote:
Now THIS is what I call a thread!! 😁

Iíve been having Jackie Oís Ohio Pale Ale, which is delicious. Apparently itís a seasonal beer (according to Jackie Oís website). If you like a milder IPA, I highly recommend it.

Edit: Itís available at Heinenís if you live in the Cleveland area.


OPA is wonderful. It used to be a regular production beer but is now seasonal. If you're in the Cincinnati area you can find it at Higher Gravity in Northside.

Another great IPA at Jackie O's is Who Cooks For You.


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  Message Not Read  RE: Which Athens brewery beers are you drinking?
   Posted: 4/1/2019 2:05:09 PM 
Usually go to Athens in mid November for the Varsity Show.

Haven't been there in a couple of years.

Always looked forward to Jackie O's "Barking Pumpkin".
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  Message Not Read  RE: Which Athens brewery beers are you drinking?
   Posted: 4/1/2019 2:09:20 PM 
I like Jackie O's Ricky. It's kind of a mild beer, and I'm kind of a mild guy, despite what might be said about me in some quarters of BA. I also like Jackie O's Firefly and Chomolungma, the latter of which I've never really figured out how to pronounce correctly.


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  Message Not Read  RE: Which Athens brewery beers are you drinking?
   Posted: 4/1/2019 2:15:17 PM 
When the weather turns nice, I'm a big fan of Little Fish because it's just a good spot to hang out at. I haven't made it there this 'Athens season' unfortunately.

My favs from there are Little Harvey's Milk Stout and Woodthrush.
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  Message Not Read  RE: Which Athens brewery beers are you drinking?
   Posted: 4/1/2019 2:46:37 PM 
I like all three breweries, but for the actual beer Devil's Kettle is my favorite. Cameron makes classic European styles really well while Jackie O's excels in hoppy beers and Little Fish does saisons and sours best. They're all good, and it's worth remembering Kelly's efforts at the Cider House.
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  Message Not Read  RE: Which Athens brewery beers are you drinking?
   Posted: 4/1/2019 3:19:56 PM 
Mystic Mama is a very solid IPA that you can find most places in Columbus and when faced with a choice, I'm usually supporting my Athens peeps. The also had a hazy IPA called Sea Foam in the Fall and I hope they bring it back. The other hazy one someone mentioned is pretty good as well. Looking forward to visiting the other brewers before the Athens Half Marathon in a couple weeks.

Yes, if I'm going to carb load before running, it might as well be with beer.

(Yes, I realize this is counterproductive, but the same strategy yielded a PR last year)
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  Message Not Read  RE: Which Athens brewery beers are you drinking?
   Posted: 4/1/2019 5:27:57 PM 
I have only made it to Devil's Kettle a few times. I think the main reason is that they have limited hours compared to Little Fish and Jackie O's. Little Fish and Jackie O's both opened at 11am Friday while Devil's Kettle did not open until 4pm. I do like that all 3 breweries offer different options although Jackie O's does offer the widest variety.
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  Message Not Read  RE: Which Athens brewery beers are you drinking?
   Posted: 4/3/2019 10:07:54 AM 
Little Fish now has a kitchen and a good chef. Not a fan of all the hops in beers today. Reminds me of the over oaked chardonnay of the 80s and 90s. Ecllipse is probably my favorite because of the number and variety of offerings plus their outdoor seating and entertainment venue. The food truck at Devils Kettle (same chef as Little Fish) is also outstanding.
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  Message Not Read  RE: Which Athens brewery beers are you drinking?
   Posted: 4/3/2019 11:32:51 AM 
Recovering Journalist wrote:
I like all three breweries, but for the actual beer Devil's Kettle is my favorite. Cameron makes classic European styles really well while Jackie O's excels in hoppy beers and Little Fish does saisons and sours best. They're all good, and it's worth remembering Kelly's efforts at the Cider House.


The Ciderhouse is phenomenal. If I lived in Athens, I'd be there a few times a week.

Adding to what Jackie O's does really, really well in my opinion: Imperial Stouts, and barrel aged beers. They did a barrel aged Chomo this past winter that was dynamite!

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   Posted: 4/3/2019 1:30:45 PM 

Just had tacos and Kalsarikannit Baltic Porter at Little Fish the other day. Two home runs there.

Shout out to Ricky, a great american style lager.


Can somebody hit a pull up jumper for me?.....

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  Message Not Read  RE: Which Athens brewery beers are you drinking?
   Posted: 4/5/2019 10:28:03 AM 
I'll throw in a plug for Little Fish (and a shameless one for my wife) here. Great dudes, and my home brewing wife really enjoyed making beer with them.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qpKFthsKefY

That batch is of course long gone, but if anyone's in Cleveland, they one of her collaboration beers at Hansa House right now. It's a pale ale called SMASH the Glass Ceiling.
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  Message Not Read  RE: Which Athens brewery beers are you drinking?
   Posted: 4/5/2019 1:25:26 PM 
Recovering Journalist wrote:
I'll throw in a plug for Little Fish (and a shameless one for my wife) here. Great dudes, and my home brewing wife really enjoyed making beer with them.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qpKFthsKefY

That batch is of course long gone, but if anyone's in Cleveland, they one of her collaboration beers at Hansa House right now. It's a pale ale called SMASH the Glass Ceiling.


NICE!

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  Message Not Read  RE: Which Athens brewery beers are you drinking?
   Posted: 4/6/2019 9:14:31 AM 
If you are looking for Little Fish and Jackie O's bottles in the Columbus area, specifically limited bottle releases, Crafted Drafts in Hilliard and Gahanna carries them. When I was there yesterday, they already had Jackie O's bottle releases from last Friday.
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  Message Not Read  RE: Which Athens brewery beers are you drinking?
   Posted: 4/17/2019 12:10:22 PM 
Buck.Cat wrote:
If you are looking for Little Fish and Jackie O's bottles in the Columbus area, specifically limited bottle releases, Crafted Drafts in Hilliard and Gahanna carries them. When I was there yesterday, they already had Jackie O's bottle releases from last Friday.


Good tip - thanks!
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  Message Not Read  RE: Which Athens brewery beers are you drinking?
   Posted: 4/24/2019 12:17:49 PM 
Not an Athens brewery, but it was just announced that Morgan County will be building their first (hopefully only) brewery. I know some folks here live close to the Morgan County line and some venture to the hidden gem that is Boondocks. Cool thing for a small town!

Last Edited: 4/24/2019 12:18:09 PM by DJCooperBurnerAccount

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   Posted: 4/26/2019 9:08:11 PM 
Why do you hope itís the only brewery in that county?
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   Posted: 4/27/2019 6:38:58 AM 
If the Morgan County brewery is the old Chevy garage, that has been in the works for well over a year.
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  Message Not Read  RE: Which Athens brewery beers are you drinking?
   Posted: 4/29/2019 12:26:35 PM 
Buck.Cat wrote:
Why do you hope itís the only brewery in that county?


Have you been to Morgan county? The saying less is more applies here. I think only one can be sustainable and put out a good product.
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74 Cat wrote:
If the Morgan County brewery is the old Chevy garage, that has been in the works for well over a year.


I believe it is in fact going in to the old Gutberlet lot.. That was always the rumor but now they have a name and opening date. Nice to see the rumors coming to fruition. Spring of 2020 you can enjoy a brew along the beautiful Muskingum River!
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  Message Not Read  RE: Which Athens brewery beers are you drinking?
   Posted: 4/30/2019 5:59:45 AM 
I have a weekend place on the Malta side about halfway to Stockport (before the round house). If you see a Bobcat flag, pull in the driveway, There is always some cold adult beverage in the frig.

An electrician friend who did some work for me last fall was then working in the brewery building.

Other things going on include the work being done in the theater. I also heard that once the new bridge upgrade and roundabouts are done that the steel bridge is going to be for pedestrian and bicycles.

There was once talk of small hydro plants being built at the dams along the river but I have lost track of that initiative.
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  Message Not Read  RE: Which Athens brewery beers are you drinking?
   Posted: 5/3/2019 8:42:06 PM 
DJCooperBurnerAccount wrote:

Have you been to Morgan county? The saying less is more applies here. I think only one can be sustainable and put out a good product.


Breweries are unique though as several in a low population can make it as long as they can get distribution outside of their region. Plus there are opportunities to collaborate with peers. A good example is Jackie O's and Little Fish collaborating.
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