Kennesaw, Georgia based Burnt Hickory Brewing launches their first cans this week. The brewery started with Didjits, a blood orange India pale ale.
Punk rock music fans might recognize the beer name, named for the band The Didjits, formed in the 80’s. The Offspring covered their song Killboy Powerhead on their Smash album (probably The Offspring’s most famous, it had Come Out and Play, and Bad Habit tracks on it.)
Burnt Hickory brewed their first beer in 2012 on a 2-barrel system. Since then, the brewery has expanded to a 20-barrel brewhouse.
As with all breweries, this is just the first of many canned offerings coming in the future.
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For the first time in the beer’s history, Burnt Hickory Charred Walls of the Damned is hitting distribution. Actually, the beer has already shipped.
Burnt Hickory Charred Walls of the Damned is the brewery’s barleywine, aged in both brandy barrels, and whiskey barrels.
The 14% behemoth was a souvenir option on the tour over this past weekend. Burnt Hickory tells Beer Street Journal that 80 cases have shipped, hitting distribution and shelves in Georgia in a matter of days.
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Burnt Hickory General Joe’s Quickstep American Sour Ale will be among the first sour/wild ales released in bottles by the Kennesaw, Georgia brewery.
The beer is kettle soured, and finishes at just 5.5% ABV.
With three corps in front of him, General Joe Hooker decided to set up camp and turn Stilesboro Road into his personal party zone. Bawdy and badass, this kettle soured ale is for sure to put a jump in your day and a bump in your night.
Burnt Hickory General Joe’s Quickstep American Sour Ale will be a 22 ounce bottle offering.
Style: American Sour/Wild Ale
Availability: 22oz Bottles
Burnt Hickory Courageous Conductor will soon expand the Kennesaw, Georgia brewery’s bottle lineup.
Burnt Hickory Courageous Conductor is a red velvet cake porter. Brewed with raspberry, cherry and vanilla.
On the morning of April 12, 1862, Union spies absconded with the loyal stem engine The General. It was an easy heist. What they didn’t count on was the locomotive’s courageous conductor, William Fuller. On foot, he chased down his stolen engine and got it back.This beer is dedicated to his persistence and his moxie.
Burnt Hickory Courageous Conductor is a 22oz bottle release. Previously released on draft.
Burnt Hickory Mudhoney was first brewed in 2011 as a tribute to the band. Now, the brewery has released new round of bottles.
In case you find yourself unaware of Mudhoney, the band got its start in Seattle in the late 80’s. They were first signed to SubPop Records (same label that signed Nirvana.) Their debut EP was Superfuzz Bigmuff.
Burnt Hickory Mudhoney is an American Brown Ale brewed with honey. Now available in 22oz bottles.
Burnt Hickory Old Wooden Head bottles have joined the brewery’s lineup as the month winds down. This is the imperial IPA’s first time in bottles.
John Bell Hood was called “Old Wooden Head” by his troops for his tenacity and hard headed-ness. Our ale is just that. Full of hops (how many? we donʼt know) Full of Malt (we shut a whole field down) this extreme gravity beer will not stop until you surrender to itʼs amazing flavor.
Burnt Hickory Old Wooden Head is a year-round offering by the Kennesaw, Georgia brewery. The bottle lineup (at time of this article) includes: Didjits, Fighting Bishop, Ezekiel’s Wheel, Cannon Dragger, and Big Shanty.
Style: Imperial IPA
Availability: 22oz Bottles, Draft.
Distribution: Georgia only
Release: March, 2015 (1st Bottles)
Burnt Hickory Didjits Blood Orange IPA is now available in bottles.
The Kennesaw, Georgia brewery has greatly expanded their bottle lineup after a recent brewhouse expansion.
Below, the original 2012 artwork for Didjits. Image via Sprayberry Bottle Shop