Jailhouse Brewing (Hampton, GA) has released another round of Conjugal Visit, a red ale.
When the brewery originally released Conjugal Visit, they wanted a lower abv beer with a complex hop & malt characteristic. (Flavorful, without being boozy.) However, with the weighing demand of the year round beers, especially Slammer Wheat in the summer, Conjugal Visit had to be shifted to the winter. It’s cold in the Jailhouse (just as it is pretty much everywhere) so the brewing team bumped up the ABV to 8%.
Personally, the little extra heat is really what this beer needed. Available in Georgia for a limited time on draft and 22oz bombers.
A Beer Street Journal Video is coming soon on this returning ginger….
Style: Red Ale
Availability: 22oz bombers, Draft.
Arrival: February, 2014 (First release, 2011)
Jailhouse Brewing Company (Hampton, GA) is releasing Restraining Order Porter, hopefully by the end of December.
Those astute folks that have seen the boxes for Jailhouse 22oz bottles have probably seen mention of the beer over the past couple of years. Glenn Golden and the brewing team have had planned to release this beer for quite sometime, but never could fit it into the schedule.
Restraining Order Porter is brewed with local figs, giving the beer a dark fruit note. This isn’t your average porter. RO is less dry then your standard porter, with a flavor developing through each sip.
Look for this beer to hit shelves in a few weeks, and again in November, 2014.
Style: Porter (w/ Figs)
Availability: 22oz Bombers, Draft. Winter seasonal
Tonight’s Season Four premiere of AMC’s The Walking Dead featured a fight scene full of craft beer. SweetWater Brewing, Terrapin Beer Co and Jailhouse Brewing had cameos. You also see Decatur’s Ale Yeah! banner in a scene. (Slightly obscured by the Jailhouse sign.)
This hit show is filmed in and around Atlanta, Georgia. The Walking Dead’s set designers often reach out to local brewers asking for beer, signage and boxes to be used as props for filming.
Over the summer, Glen Golden of Jailhouse Brewing in Hampton, Georgia mentioned the show took bottles and signs to use in the upcoming season. Until tonight’s premiere, Glen wasn’t sure if they made it in any of the shots.
You could argue the walkers were just dropping in for the local brews, and not the healthy folks. Just a thought.
Jailhouse Brewing (Hampton, GA) has shipped their first 6-packs. Earlier in the year, Jailhouse founder Glen Golden had a decision to make. Cans, or 12oz bottles. That choice wasn’t an easy one.
Cans were heavily considered, especially for the popular Slammer Wheat. However, a separate canning line, and the initial can orders made the undertaking too expensive to attempt. Bottles it had to be.
Below you’ll see the new artwork for the 6 packs. Shipping now is Misdemeanor Ale, Slammer Wheat, Mugshot IPA, and Breakout Stout.
After six years of running Beer Street Journal, and doing A LOT of beer drinking, sometimes a brewery just stands out. A brewery that makes you love craft beer that much more. For me, that’s Jailhouse Brewing in Hampton, Georgia.
This small, hot, town south of Atlanta could almost be missed if you weren’t looking for it. Main street consists of a single stop sign. Rush hour consists of about 7 cars. It’s quiet and peaceful when compared to neighboring Atlanta.
The brewery is built in a circa 1900 old jail/courthouse that still has bars on most of the windows. It’s almost as if you would see Andy Griffith and Barney sitting at the front desk.
I’m sitting here on the stoop in this small, crowded brewhouse, sipping a Reprieve Saison taking in the brew day. It’s hot for 10 am. Over 90 degrees already. The doors are open but that’s not helping. You sweat. You have no choice. There’s a mix of bluegrass and southern rock booming through the speakers while the smell of soaking grain is in the air. Everyone has a beard here except me. This is southern brewing. This is the south.
Ale Sharpton, Jailhouse founder Glen Golden, and I are brewing a special collaboration today. Something we’ve never really seen brewed in Atlanta. Personally when I think of the south I think about sweet tea. Why can’t that be a beer? No one has tried it before. Why not us?
So that’s what we did. We created an amber ale heavy on caramel malt. While the base was boiling, we made separate whirlpools of orange pekoe tea (that’s sweet tea if you’re wondering), orange peel and coriander. Those flavor additions went in near the end of the boil. Later we will add a little more tea to the brite tank. A team of brewers and reps from various craft breweries are here to help taste test it.
If you are in or around Atlanta, join me for the first ever Beer Street Journal party at Cypress Street. We are going to celebrate southern craft brewing, food, art, music and more. I promise you there’s no better way to spend a Saturday.
Jailhouse Brewing Company (Hampton, GA) is currently fermenting a new brown ale – Ditch Digger Brown. Digger is a part of the brewery’s Inmate Hooch series, each a brainchild of the brewing staff. This most recent release in this series was Prison Camp Pils.
Ditch Digger is currently in the brite tanks, and will be bottled next week. On shelves in mid-september.
Style: Brown Ale
Availability: 22oz bombers, Draft