Here’s another entry in my occasional series of posts about visits to local brewpubs and breweries in the DMV…
Jailbreak Brewing Company, Laurel, Maryland
A friend asked me recently if I had tried the beer from Jailbreak Brewing Company, a fairly new Maryland brewery just 20 miles away from home. Jailbreak wasn’t even on my beer radar screen at the time, but you can bet it is now. As soon as I took a look at the beer line-up on their website, I made plans to visit the brewery — what a crazy line-up of unique and interesting brews!
When Visited: July 3, 2015
Occasion: The long 4th of July weekend gave me the chance to catch-up with old beer-loving friends, so we decided to meet at Jailbreak. We arrived at the tasting room as soon as they opened and are glad we did, because the place was soon packed.
Jailbreak offers 4-beer flights, and between 2 flights and 2 tasters, I sampled all 10 beers on tap.
- Feed the Monkey, a Mandarin Orange Hefeweizen (5.6%)
- Made Wit Basil, a Wit beer made with fresh basil (5.3%)
- Q.Cumber, this Farmhouse Ale is brewed with cucumber, gin botanicals, rosewater, and caraway (6.9%)
- B.Limey, a light and sessionable Pale Ale brewed with key lime and lemongrass (4.8%)
- Lemon Drop’d, a Sour Ale brewed with Meyer Lemons (6.9%)
- Infinite, an easy-drinking classic Amber Ale (5.0%)
- Big Punisher, a well-balanced Double IPA (8.5%)
- Welcome to Scoville, an IPA brewed with fresh jalapeño peppers and cilantro (6.9%)
- Desserted, a Chocolate Coconut Porter (6.9%)
- Gnarles Barley, a dry-hopped Barley Wine (13.0%)
Damn these beers were delicious! It would be impossible to pick a favorite, but I went home with a growler of refreshing B.Limey and a 6-pack of cans of smooth Infinite.
After enjoying Jailbreak’s summer line-up, I’m so curious about their colder-weather brews, and I’ve already made plans with my friends to meet at Jailbreak again in the fall. Won’t be surprised if I’m back before then though.
I got some pics of the bar and tasting room on my visit:
And I love the label of Welcome to Scoville…
I’m happy to have a new awesome brewery in my backyard and proud as a native Marylander of the unique new beer being brewed in my home state!Follow @boabeerblog