Brad Clark, brewmaster at Jackie O’s Pub & Brewery let us know a little about their brewery expansion and shared a video of his first brew on their new system.
Prior to the expansion, Jackie O’s had a brewing capacity of 900 barrels. In 2011, the Athens, Ohio, craft brewer produced 740 barrels on the brewpub’s 7-barrel system [Source: 2012 May/June issue of The New Brewer]. With the expansion complete, Clark is now running a 20-barrel brewhouse with four 40-barrel fermenters.
“Initial capacity for 2013 will be 4,000 to 5,000 barrels,” said Clark. “We will be canning in the next few months.”
Andy Sparhawk, the Brewers Association’s Craft Beer Program Coordinator, is a Certified Cicerone® and BJCP Beer Judge. He lives in Arvada, Colorado where he is a homebrewer and avid craft beer enthusiast. On occasion, Andy is inspired to write on his experiences with craft beer, and if they are not too ridiculous, you might see the results here on CraftBeer.com.