Roadhouse Brewing announces new beers for summer
By Kenny Flannery
Liliko’i, a native Hawaiian passion fruit, may not be what you’d expect to find in Jackson, but it’s one of the innovative flavors you’ll find in Roadhouse Brewing Company’s new Pono Life Hazy IPA.
A collaboration with Maui Brewing, this latest beer bursts with fresh tropical fruit flavors that intermingle with dank, hand-selected hops.
“We’re all looking forward to the opportunity to translate a day on the river out here to a day on the beach in Maui,” said Molly LaMotte, Roadhouse’s marketing director.
This welcomed breeze is blowing through town as Roadhouse opens doors with healthy pours at both their eatery and brewery taproom. Crowd favorites like Trout Whistle Pale are being sipped atop the gondola and go-to’s like Walrus Hazy IPA are being savored around town by locals and beer-tourists alike.
Roadhouse has been brewing since 2012 and its contributions to the community are just as thoughtful as their lineup of beers.
“We’ve been doing everything for our community and employees that we could,” said Molly, speaking of the recent shutdown due to the Coronavirus, “like sourcing digital thermometers, K95 masks, surgical masks and participating in ‘All Together IPA.’”
“All Together” was a worldwide collaboration brewed by 850 breweries in more than 50 countries to support hospitality professionals. Roadhouse also leveraged their canning expertise to create “GOOD Bubbly Water,” non-alcoholic seltzer water they donated to local businesses to sell and keep 100% of the proceeds.
For the calorie-conscious looking for more than just seltzer water, their revamped Highwayman Pilsner is right in the sweet spot. At 4% abv (alcohol by volume), this clean and flavorful day-sipper was a passion project from head-brewer Max Shafer, who honed his skills at brewing school in Munich.
On the opposite end of the spectrum, their “Funk House” barrel-aged series offers some seriously robust options, like an oud bruin with blackberries aged for 27 months.
Co-founder and restaurateur Gavin Fine brings the same level of passion to the menu at the Roadhouse Pub & Eatery.
“Town Square is where we focus on bringing our founders’ two backgrounds from the culinary and craft world where we can pair exceptional beer with exceptional food,” Molly explains, whereas, “Just beer and good times,” is to be expected at their brewery and taproom on Gregory Lane.
Kenny Flannery has been living life on the road around the United States and the world for the past 13 years. His YouTube docuseries — “Hopping: The Backpacking Beer Adventure” — just completed its first season. Check it out at youtube.com/hopping.