Champion Ground (Bourbon Barrel Imperial Stout)

Champion Ground is a bourbon barrel-aged imperial stout, brewed with coffee, by Athens, Ohio’s Jackie O’s. Light amount of coffee flavor. The lacing on the glass is light tan to very moderate brown. The overall nose of Champion Ground has a good amount of coffee that is mingled with brown sugar and toasted malt elements. Perhaps most surprising about Champion Ground is how little of a head the stout pours with; this is one dark and gnarly brew. The time spent in bourbon barrels does Champion Ground well, as the bite imbued by the barrels moderates some of the sweeter elements that present themselves in stouts.  Continue reading “Champion Ground (Bourbon Barrel Imperial Stout)”

Jackie O’s 11th Anniversary Extravaganza Set for 1/6-1/7

Jackie O’s is planning on going hard this weekend. On Friday (1/6) and Saturday (1/7), the brewery is inviting imbibers in for one of the hottest parties of the year. 64 taps are split between between the taproom, BrewPub, and the Public House. The sheer amount of rarities, new variants, and old favorites are enough that individuals should search out lodging and a taxi for the weekend. Continue reading “Jackie O’s 11th Anniversary Extravaganza Set for 1/6-1/7”