This weekend will see the release of not one, but two different coffee stouts at Jackie O’s Pub & Brewery.
The first beer is Champion Ground 2017, a 12 percent ABV imperial stout aged in bourbon barrels for 11 months and conditioned on Green Jamaican Blue Mountain Coffee beans sourced from Stauf’s Coffee Roasters in Columbus, Ohio. This is the third time the stout has been released after it debuted in 2015.
In addition, the Athens, Ohio-based brewery will be debuting a new beer named Black Mask, a 12 percent ABV imperial stout aged in bourbon barrels and infused with coffee beans, cacao nibs and vanilla beans. The stout was inspired by the brewery’s director of brewing operations’ pug, whose name is Barley.
According to a post on Jackie O’s Facebook page, both Champion Ground 2017 and Black Mask will be packaged in 375ml bottles ($11.99) and will have a one case per person per day purchase limit when they are released at the brewery on Sept. 15. In addition, both beers will see distribution throughout Jackie O’s distribution network.