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Weevie Road: a ‘high-octane golden ale’

By JACK WEATHERLY 

“I have a feeling it’s going to be a big hit,” said brewmaster Lucas Simmons.

“It’s going to be an easy-drinking but a little bit higher-octane golden ale.”

The alcohol by volume will be 6 percent to 6.5 percent, he said.

The mystery brew?

Weevie Road.

The first batch born-on date is expected to be in February.

Simmons, brew master and co-owner of Lucky Town Brewing Co., is partnering with Steve Grantham Jr., chief operating officer of the JR Restaurant Group.

Or more to the point in this case, the JR Brewing Co.

Lucky Town will make Weevie Road as a private label for Grantham, but it is not one of the array of brews offered by the two-year-old brewery at 1710 N. Mill St. in Jackson.

Year-round there are Lucky Town’s:

Ballistic Blonde, which is a bit tamer than the name suggests. The Belgian style ale is 5.1 percent alcohol by volume. Pub Ale, a mild English brew at 3.7 percent. Flare Incident, an oatmeal stout at 5.7 percent, and Hop Fiasco, an American version of an India pale ale, 6.7 percent.

The seasonals are: Lucktoberfest, at 6.5 percent; for the holidays: Hot Coffee, a stout infused with cocoa nibs, chile peppers and bean fruit coffee, 10. 3 percent – the maximum allowable in Mississsippi; and Gose Gamblin’, at 4 percent a lighter brew after the heaviness of the holidays.

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