Located about an hour south of Atlanta, Jailhouse Brewing is in a quaint little town, Hampton, with a street lined with small mom and pop stores and restaurants. Jailhouse, as the name suggests, is in a 1920s building that use to serve as a jail. In 2008, Jailhouse renovated the building, and it now houses brew tanks, kettles, and all the other accoutrements of a brewery. The building’s history and the small town setting make Jailhouse a lovely location for the brewery. In order to get to the tasting area, you walk through the brewery, which is small, but interesting to tour to get a sense of the brewing process.
The outdoor patio, which houses the tasting area, is a nice space for relaxing. Make sure to go during a pleasant day or dress warmly, and try to arrive early if you’d like to grab a chair. When we went, Jailhouse had several of their beers on tap, both their regular offerings and more seasonal and specialty beers. Most of their beers focused on standard styles, which they did well. They also had one or two beers with higher hop content. Our favorite beer was Jailhouse’s Slammer Wheat. If you aren’t able to get to the brewery, you can purchase six packs of it and many other Jailhouse beers around the Atlanta area.
Overall, we enjoyed our time at Jailhouse Brewing, which is just as pleasant to visit for the interesting building and quaint town as it is for the beer.