Where To Buy Jack's Abby Beer
Things get interesting where the specialty beers are concerned. They brew 5 different Excess IPL single dry-hopped versions with amarillo, denali, enigma, strata, and waimea hops. They have the Hoponius on Holiday (Tropical IPL), Mass Rising (Double Hoppy Lager), and Good Night Granny (Baltic Porter), and they get topically Massachusetts with the Cranberry Berliner, a sour wheat lager.
where to buy jack's abby beer
Katie: I went through a big Golden Monkey phase [laughs]. In high school I was into Magic Hat #9. Until the beginning of college that was my jam. There was one time I came home for Christmas and my Dad had a case of Jack's Abby in the fridge. He was like 'There's this new brewery. They have this beer called Framingham. You have to try it!' I was like, 'Ew lagers, I hate lagers!' It was a case of Jabby Brau, which was one of our core beers, and it wasn't bad!
Katie: It's a lot of fun. It's very competitive. Especially in Center City. There's only so much shelf space and only so many lines. There are lots of beer reps in the city. I remember going to my first Philly Beer Week meeting last year. It was the big planning one where all the reps were supposed to come out and I walked in like, 'Holy crap there are a lot of beer reps in this city.' There's the ones you see everywhere and ones I've never seen before.
Katie: Not in Philly. There are so many female reps in Philly. I think there are more female reps in Philly than male. Again, that's another side of being a supportive community. I'm member of Pink Boots Society, which is a female run female support group for women in the beer industry. They host monthly meetings and events where everyone gives each other feedback on navigating through the industry.
Ben: When I think of origins, I go back to their grandfather who started an ice manufacturing and distribution business. Jack, Sam, and Eric's father and their uncle took over that ice distribution and manufacturing business. The boys watched that happen. You know that every single meal, every single trip to the grocery store, every single anything revolved around that ice business. Building it, making it work. They were based in Westchester County, New York. That's where the brewery was born. It was born in the spirit of being an entrepreneur and having your own family business. Like Katie said, when Jack found out he was a senior in college probably drinking beer, he ended up going to clean kegs in Brooklyn for the summer before going to Germany with his mother. Although beer is much more exciting, they still seem to get excited by ice [laughs].
Andy Sparhawk, the Brewers Association's acting editor-in-chief for CraftBeer.com. Andy is a Certified Cicerone and BJCP Beer Judge. He lives in Westminster, Colorado where he is an 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. 041b061a72