Expect Jailhouse Brewing The Badge in March. The Hampton, Georgia based brewery is adding a second canned offering.
The Badge actually started with The Jury, Jailhouse’s imperial pilsner. The brewing team was trying to grow enough yeast to make the pilsner, and for fun, created a hoppy lager. The result was dubbed The Badge and became a crowd favorite from day one.
On release day, Jailhouse gave away free six-packs to licensed public safely officials as a way of saying thank you.
In March, The Badge will go into full production for the first time.
Badge tickles all the senses with complex aromas and flavors but if you’re not looking to tear it down into individual layers you’ll find its’ juicy, fruity, hop aromas and hint of lager-crisp cleanliness pleasing to the pallet. Unlike having cuffs slapped on your taste buds from a lockdown of flavors in some India-style beers, Badge leaves your senses alert and in.
Jailhouse Brewing The Badge will be available on draft, and 12 ounce cans sometime in March.
Style: Hoppy Lager
Hops: Galaxy, Huell Melon, Saphir
Availability: 12oz Cans, Draft.
Debut: March, 2017
5.5% ABV, 40 IBUs
Jailhouse Brewing Raspberry Saison debuts at the brewery this weekend – a new beer, and a new series.
The Hampton, Georgia based brewery was once a jailhouse and courthouse around the turn of the 20th century. Jailhouse names many of their year-round beer and seasonals around the 1920’s-esque jail themes. (Slammer Wheat, Breakout Stout, Restraining Order Porter… you get the idea.)
The new series is dubbed “Unshackled,” where the brewers got loose and created something a bit different from the typical lineup. Raspberry Saison is the first creation.
Brewery founder Glenn Golden tells Beer Street Journal that this new saison is light and refreshing, with hints of local raspberries. It’s already hot in Georgia, this should help.
Jailhouse Brewing Raspberry Saison is a 22 ounce bottle and draft offering.
The brewery is on the cusp of releasing their first can – Alibi, brewed with Georgia grits
Jailhouse Brewing 5150 is on deck as a future can release by the Hampton, Georgia based brewery. This recipe, an India pale ale, is a new one for the brewery.
The name is an old police code, for when there is a “crazy”on the loose. Believe me, if you’ve met the folks at Jailhouse Brewing, chances are it’s one of them.
First up in cans is Jailhouse Alibi. A golden ale brewed with stone ground grits. That canning day is coming in April.
Jailhouse Brewing 5150 will be a 12 ounce can offering. Glenn Golden, the brewery’s owner and founder tells Beer Street Journal they hope to can this IPA in mid to late 2016.
Availability: 12oz Cans
Release: Mid/Late, 2016
Jailhouse Judge will be the first beer in the brewery’s new Justice Series.
Just like a southern judge, this beer is tough, a 9% ABV barleywine. It’s big, no question about it. Per Glenn Golden, Jailhouse founder, the barleywine leans American-style, since it is dry-hopped. Judge has a really great balance and mouthfeel with a little cooked caramel flavor.
The Judge market the beginning of a trilogy of beers called the Justice Series. Staunch and impenetrable, The Judge presides over his court. The appropriate heft of this Barleywine demands your attention and if not treated with respect will put you away for some time.
Jailhouse Judge is a 22 ounce bottle and draft offering.
Availability: 22oz Bombers, Draft
Release: Mid-March, 2016
Jailhouse Brewing Alibi will mark the brewery’s first canned offering from the Hampton, Georgia based brewery.
Brewery founder Glenn Golden and his team have been debating adding cans to their lineup for a while now. Being as small as they are, space (and can cost) have been a big factor in the decision. We at Beer Street Journal always thought that their best seller Slammer Wheat would have been the first can beer, but this April, Jailhouse Brewing Alibi will find aluminum.
It’s the deep south folks. Somewhere at the intersection of the southern heat, and food comes this golden ale, brewed with stone milled grits. Grits is good eatin’, and in this case, good drinkin’ too. In this case, giving the beer a little extra body.
Jailhouse Brewing Alibi is already available on draft. Look for it in 12 ounce cans in April, 2016.
Jailhouse Thieves in the Law, a new Russian Imperial Stout, has shipped from the Hampton, Georgia brewery.
To create this new high octane offering, the brewery used a variety of dark roasted malts for complexity without being overly roasty.
It comes across with rich decadent chocolate and coffee flavors. Hops are subdued and alcohol presents on the finish.
Jailhouse Thieves in the Law is available in 22oz bottles. Limited to just 6 kegs, and 100 cases for the state of Georgia.
Style: Russian Imperial Stout
Availability: 22oz Bottles, Draft. Limited Release
Jailhouse Brewing (Hampton, GA) has test batched and very small batch released, a barrel aged edition of Breakout Stout.
The bourbon barrel aged edition, dubbed Last Request, will make a wider debut at the end of 2015.
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