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Beer Available At Jackie Oís Pub & Brewery (arranged by most recent)
Jackie-Os Dark Apparition Nano-Beans 99, Jackie-Os Bourbon Barrel Oil Of Aphrodite 94, Jackie-Os Dirty Water , Jackie-Os Really Nelson IPA , Jackie-Os Ingwer Kush , Jackie-Os Mandala Motueka , Jackie-Os Ja Bitte , Jackie-Os Meigs County Black IPA 88, Jackie-Os Razz Wheat 53, Jackie-Os Dark Apparition Chocolate Cherry , Jackie-Os Sweet Chocolate Love 90, Jackie-Os Propa Pale Ale , Jackie-Os Black Maple , Jackie-Os Batch 1000 , Jackie-Os Habby Hop & Pepper , Jackie-Os Batch 1000 1/2 , Jackie-Os Paw Paw Hefeweizen , Jackie-Os C.S.A.I.S.O.N. , Jackie-Os Waka Waka Waka 90, Southern Tier Plum Noir 94
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Dogbrick (637) Columbus, Ohio | March 24, 2011
88 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 18/20
(Visited 05/2009 and many times since): Jackie Oís is located near the OU campus in Athens on West Union not too far off 50/33. There is metered parking all around.
The interior is narrow with a pool table and small stage immediately inside. The bar is in the rear and is relatively small, and there are a few other places to sit as well. There is an upstairs area as well that I did not check out. The fermenters are viewable from the bar, and there is an old fashioned cash register. Since my first visit the place has expanded next door, effectively doubling their space.
Jackie Oís has around 12 taps, 7 of which are their own beers. The beers range from a Raspberry, Cream Ale, and IPA to a Sour Ale and Imperial Stout. All of the beers are above average, with a couple like to mostly organic Chomo-Lung-Ma being standouts. There are also a few guest taps from the likes of Lagunitas. All of the current beers are listed on a board, and the house beers are available in a sampler.
Service was great on a weekday late lunch. The bartender was knowledgeable about the beers and introduced me to the brewmaster, who was kind enough to take me on a tour including the cellar and some of the brews he is aging for release during Ohio Brew Week.
I had the fish sandwich for lunch and it was very good.
Overall this brewpub is well worth visiting. It is a mistake to assume that because the place is in a college town that there is not an emphasis on quality brews. One of the best brewpubs in the state.
Sammy (497) Toronto, Ontario | July 31, 2013
72 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 16/20
The way here is via the highway from Columbus. We took the long and winding rural road from The WIlds, and you need a co-pilot with GPS to do that. Very large selection of beers, different brewmaster at the brewery and at the pub. They let me sample next door at their other bar prior to opening. Everything a solid offering. Good sized place, your neighborhood bar.I would have loved a sour or wild release but thatís the special quarterly.
Drake (415) Free Union, Virginia | August 16, 2011
74 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD 5/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 14/20
Fun place. Street parking so its a little tricky. Ambience is definite low key neighborhood bar. Lots of locals, lots of wood, funky decor, barrels as tables. The restaurant on the other is much bigger but looks pretty much the same. Beers ranged from one bad one to a couple of good ones. The food wasnít too good but someone else got pizza and it looked awesome. The bartender was awesome... she was working the whole room, working really hard but yet was also able to be attentive to everyone. Prices were good. I was disappointed by a lack of their bottles to go. Despite a couple of annoyances I liked this place a great deal and Iíll definitely be back.
theisti (406) Leawood, Kansas | September 5, 2012
88 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 18/20
Visited late afternoon on a Tuesday. Jackie-Oís is split into two different spaces - the brewery taproom and the Public House. The taproom was closed on my visit, so I had beers at the bar at the Public House. Pretty typical bar layout, with a long bar and bar tables throughout. They had an astounding 18 beers on draft, as well as two guest beers. The beers are all super creative and well made. Additionally, I had the cheese curds which were solid. Service was solid, and the crowd was a nice mix of beer folks and students. Glad I made the trip from Columbus to check this place out.
Tmoney99 (375) Cincinnati, Ohio | December 18, 2011| Updated August 12, 2013
100 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 15/15 FOOD 10/10 VALUE 10/10 OVERALL 20/20
Great freindly place with a excellent selection of their own beers and good selection of guest beers. Good food with large portions. Well worth a visit.
phaleslu (351) Cincinnati, Ohio | September 10, 2013
94 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 19/20
I came here for the first time for the summer 2013 release of four sours. The place is right in downtown Athens, a cool, brick-and-stone college town that feels historic and fun. Lined up a little before 9, and the doors opened shortly after 9. We had no trouble getting a table. The brewpub on the left is beer-only, 18 taps. The public house side is full menu, full bar, 20 taps. Not much crossover, either. Holy cow. Never been to a brewpub/tap room with so many house beers. Service was quick, friendly, and he came over to us all day. I LOVE that they donít make you wait in line outside all day for your number to be called for a release; they sit you down, serve you- everyone wins. The people are so nice here. Really accommodating and cool. Happy to pour samplers. Food is solid; I had both breakfast and lunch. Bottle prices are on the high end but drafts and samples are well-priced. I canít wait to come back here for future visits. Iíll find any excuse.
msante79 (341) Mount Prospect, Illinois | March 9, 2011
88 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 9/10 OVERALL 18/20
Awesome little brewpub is pretty cool college town. Went on Saturday night around 7pm and thought it was going to be packed, but was pleasantly surprised to find it half full with college kids and was able to find a bar stool. Ten or so house beers on tap with a nice selection of guest taps. All the brews I had were high quality. Got a growler with glass for only $11. Wish it wasnít an hour and a half from my hotel otherwise I would go every night. A must stop and definitely worth a road trip.
jrallen34 (339) Chicago, Illinois | March 31, 2011
90 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 10/10 OVERALL 18/20
I drove down for the Barrel Aged Fest. The event itself was well organized, easy to get tickets and the system for selling the beer was easy, nice to go to a beer event that was not so crowded. The atmoshere is nice, a great location, cool campus pub. The feel inside is very homey, I could see myself hanging out here day after day if I went to school there. The servers were nice, pretty knowledgable. Cool to see Brad actually running the show and doing everything. The quality and selection of beerrs was really nice, great to see an event put on with tons of care shown in making their own beers but they also brought in some really good stuff. Sucks that I was only there 2 hours becauase I headed back to Columbus for the OSU game because there were so many beers I didnít get try. My gf commented she didnít want to leave either, as its just an awesome place to chill and drink at. Didnít have food but my buddy did and it looked awesome.
Great event, great selection of beer, awesome home feel that makes you want to stay. What isnít there to like?
chriso (313) London, England | March 5, 2011
84 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 17/20
Visited in March 2010. This was fantastic stop. Great beers. Great people. We had intended to have a look at some other places in Athens but ended up staying here for 6 hours. Got an impromptu tour of the brewery with the owner - the number of barrels in there with various things aging in them was mind-boggling. No bottles to go when we were there but one of the very generous regulars went home (unprompted) and picked up a couple of bottles from his personal stash to give us as a gift. The spent grain pizza hit the spot nicely. A few minor quibbles. Firstly, the place is in two completely separate parts next door to each other which I sort of realised. What I did not realise was that the two parts have different beers. As I was not inclined to venture into the "pub" part, where a very loud band was playing (and I think there was a cover charge), I missed a few beers. Secondly, there wasnít much seating in the "brewery" part. I donít know whether they had taken out some because there was live music. However, we got seats at the bar and stayed there so it wasnít a problem. Thirdly, most of the beers are big, high ABV numbers which is fine for the interest. However, since we were there for 6 hours, a few more session strength beers might have made things a bit easier (and less drunken). Overall though, a brilliant experience.
LilBeerDoctor (283) Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania | November 4, 2011
76 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 15/20
A chill pub located in a college town (unfortunately the day I visited was move-in day and the town was packed!). There is a long bar with multiple small tables, tvs, and a pool table. They offer a number of drafts, including special barrel aged beers and seasonals. At least when I was there in late August, it was a barrel-aged beer loverís dream. A small menu, I got a pizza which was very tasty. Overall, a nice place to try some interesting beers made by an up-and-coming brewery.
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