Jackie O's Pub & Brewery in Athens -- considered one of the best breweries in the world by Ratebeer.com -- will hold its next bottle release event Aug. 18. The following beers will be available: Funky South Paw, Dynamo Hum, Bourbon Barrel 1/2 Sharkalligator 1/2 Man, and Cherryman.
People can obtain a ticket (which determines your place in line) starting at 5 p.m. Aug. 17 at the brewpub.
"This release will be a little different in that there will be no bottle sharing permitted in Jackie O's," brewer Brad Clark writes on the brewery's new blog. "We received a letter in the mail from liquor control reminding us that it is illegal for someone to bring their own alcohol into an establishment that serves alcohol. Due to the change in the tap room laws, I believe that liquor control is making an effort to get everyone on the same page. With our new venture, Jackie O's Brewing Company, we are no longer flying under the radar and will be tightening up all of practices to ensure that we can continue for years to come. No bottles, growlers, or cans from other breweries will be permitted in Jackie O's."
Clark also notes that there was some trouble at the February bottle release, as some female customers were harassed, and Jackie O's doesn't want to see the problem repeated. To read more details about the event -- including the cost of the beers and bottle limits -- click here.