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Memphis Beer Week, Day 2: Jockamo IPA firkin at Hog & Hominy

April 23, 2013 By: mike Category: Breweries, Craft beer, Events, Memphis

Abita Jockamo cask

On Sunday’s kick-off to Memphis Beer Week, I gave my taste buds a serious workout at the Young Avenue Deli.

I started the night with the excellent Noble Prized Porter, brewed for Memphis’ inaugural craft beer week by Ghost River Brewing. I followed that up with Rufus, a sour red ale from Yazoo Brewing and New Belgium, and finished the night with Stone Brewing Company’s Old Guardian Barley Wine (11.6% ABV). Wheeew, that was some serious beer, especially for a Sunday night.

So last night, I took it easy (at least when it came to the beer!), hitting up Hog & Hominy in East Memphis for Abita Beer’s firkin night featuring a cask-conditioned Jockamo IPA.

Abita Jockamo IPA

Jockamo, one of my favorite IPAs out there, is hopped and dry hopped with Willamette and Columbus hops. It’s brewed with pale, red and caramel malts, and is a fairly well balanced IPA, clocking in a 6.5% ABV.

The nice thing about the cask-conditioned version? It’s very mellow. Plenty of nose and hop flavor, but it’s a really easy drinking ale. It paired very well with the spicy, indulgent, Southern-inspired fare at Hog & Hominy.

And it’s not too late to get in on the Abita firkin action. Abita is having cask nights every night this week. Here’s the schedule:

Tuesday (today): Vanilla Double Dog at Flying Saucer Downtown, 7 p.m.
Wednesday: Restoration Pale Ale at Sweet Grass, 6 p.m.
Thursday: Zach’s Special Bitter at Aldo’s Pizza Pies, 6 p.m.
Friday: Juniper Pale Ale at Young Avenue Deli, 6 p.m.

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1 Comments to “Memphis Beer Week, Day 2: Jockamo IPA firkin at Hog & Hominy”


  1. I really enjoyed the cask Jockamo also, really added a nice dimension to the already malty base and dank resin-y hops. Makes me want to brew a Columbus/Willamette beer myself!

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