Jekyll Southern Juicy Juice is the latest dank offering from the Alpharetta, Georgia brewery.
An IPA by the name of Hop Dang Diggity was the start of Jekyll Brewing’s hoppy journey four years ago. Earlier this year, Southern Juice hit the scene elevating the suburban Atlanta brewery’s hop game to a new level. Southern Juice is a tropical blast of hops but still pours crystal clear. (You know, the traditional way.)
Folks these days want an India pale ale that is hazy and juicy. Head Brewer and co-owner Josh Rachel thought “fuck it, make one”.
With a 1-barrel pilot system in hand, a new brewhouse and relaxed Georgia beer laws, Rachel has had more room to experiment. After spending a few late nights on the Lupulin Exchange buying the hops needed, the hazy creation that would be Southern Juicy Juice was green-lighted.
Any similarities with Southern Juice and Southern Juicy Juice ends with the name. From smell to pour, they might as well be strangers. Southern Juicy Juice looks like orange juice and smells like a hoppy tropical drink as it warms. 5 pounds of Azacca, Vic Secret, Apollo and Mosaic hops per barrel will do that. Those heavy-handed additions of hops really shine with each sip.
The malt bill includes flaked oats and wheat, making Juicy finish smooth and almost creamy. Easily one of the best IPAs by Jeykll to date.
Jekyll Southern Juicy Juice will make appearances in 16-ounce 4 packs intermittently as the hops become available. By design, Rachel is making this beer in limited quantities hoping to keep people drinking this as fresh as possible.
Hops: Azacca, Mosaic, Vic Secret, Apollo
Malts: 2-Row, Flaked Oats, Flaked Wheat=
Availability: 16oz Cans
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Jekyll Lager, the brewery’s second can release, is hitting shelves now. The Alpharetta, Georgia based brewery describes this lager as a lighter beer brewed just in time for fall outdoor activities. Jekyll Lager makes it debut in cans and will be the first beer from the brewery to do so.
This is Jekyll’s spin on a true American Light Lager, brewed with American Pilsner malt and flaked rice. This lager provides a crisp light flavor and slightly dry finish that make it utterly sessionable. In creating our lager, our goal was to provide consumers with a lighter, high quality craft beer, a good entry point for folks who are new to craft. – Brewmaster and Co-owner Josh Rachel
This release will be available in 12oz cans, hitting shelves for the first time in early November 2016.
Availability: 6 packs, 12oz cans
Release: November, 2016
It’s oktoberfest season once again. Jekyll Brewing Seven Bridges is releasing now, the first time it has ever been bottled.
Two years ago, the Alpharetta, Geogia based brewery debuted the lager on draft, only to find a high demand for it. As the brewery has been growing over the past few years, the brewing team squeezed some room to bottle Seven Bridges finally.
“This is a challenging style for a brewer, as this beer requires more brew and tank time than others, and special attention needs to be paid to fluctuations in temperature levels and yeast management throughout the brew process…” – Josh Rachel, Jekyll Brewing co-owner & brewmaster.
Jekyll Brewing Seven Bridges features Munich malts, as well as Tettnanger hops following the old world recipes fairly closely. The name, however, is very southern.
Seven Bridges refers to the purportedly haunted CCC Road (Seven Bridges Road) in Rome, Georgia. Legend has it that if one travels East to West, he or she will count seven bridges on the way in. However, going west to east, there are only six…
Jekyll Brewing Seven Bridges is a 12 ounce bottle and draft offering, from mid-August until October.
Availability: 12oz Bottles, Draft. Seasonal.
Distribution: GA, TN, SC
Latest Return: August, 2016
Jekyll Brewing (Alpharetta, GA) releases a very limited run of Off the Grid Barleywine this week. Just 1500 bottles are available, each hand signed by brewer Josh Rachel.
Availability: 22oz Bombers. 1500 bottle run.
Release: Week of October 6th, 2014
Images via Jekyll Brewing
Amber is meant to be a nice bridge between the hoppiness of Hop Dang Diggity, and the malt bomb of Cooter Brown. Flavor is earthy with light spice, floral hops and a nice caramel backbone.
Draft only offering currently. Brewery is looking to package by the end of the year in cans.
Style: Amber Ale
Jekyll Brewing has just released a new offering – Southern Session Ale. The release debuted this weekend, and is a blonde ale that is just 4.8% ABV.
The brewery describes it as light and crisp, and tastes even better as it warms up. Southern Session Ale is currently being considered for the cans when the brewery begins packaging late this year.
Style: Blonde Ale
Availability: Draft only
It took just over 25 months to make Jekyll Brewing in a reality. Georgia’s newest craft brewery is located Alpharetta, about 20 minutes north of downtown Atlanta. Jekyll will officially become the suburban city’s first packaging brewery when they start canning in December.
Josh Rachel and Mike Lundmark got the name of the brewery from Georgia’s Jekyll Island brewery – built in 1738. Even though the brewery is now defunct, the island was home to the deep south’s first brewery. Josh (in the video) is the co-founder and will serve as the brewery’s head brewmaster. Jekyll opens with three beers – Big Creek Kolsch, Hop Dang Diggity IPA, and Cooter Brown. That’s just for starters. There are plenty more in planning. Tours are held Tuesday-Friday from 5-9, and Saturday from 1-9 pm.