Fans of Jackie O’s Brewery may want to consider making the trek to Athens the first weekend of the New Year — on Friday, January 6, Jackie O’s will hold their largest ever bottle release in celebration of their 11 year anniversary.
The bottle release begins at 11am at the Taproom (25 Campbell St.), and people are welcome to get in line prior to the opening. While waiting in line, patrons can enjoy 16 Jackie O’s drafts, including a variety of barrel-aged and sour beers.
Last year was the first year Jackie O’s held a large bottle release at the Taproom, and because they were under construction at the time, many patrons had to wait outside in the cold. Because the expansion is well underway, there will be room for everyone to wait inside the heated Production Brewery.
The release usually wraps up by 5pm on Friday, but party-goers are welcome to stay until the Taproom closes at 9pm. The party will continue at the Public House & Brewery (22 and 24 West Union St), where 48 Jackie O’s specialty beers, including new varieties, will be featured on tap.
“We are most looking forward to spending time with so many of our awesome return bottle customers,” said Sophia Karageorge, event coordinator for Jackie O’s. “We are also looking forward to meeting new customers and celebrating 11 years of hard work with everyone that has shown us so much support and allowed us to all do what we love.”
Jackie O’s has not yet announced the exact number of bottles and styles that will be available, but Karageorge says this information will be posted to their Facebook event prior to the Extravaganza.