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May 19, 2014 at 2:33 pm

WOUB: Linguistics Alum Plans to Expand Jackie O’s Brewing Capacity

WOUB reports that Ohio University alum Art Oestrike ’01, ’08MA is planning to expand his brewing operations in Athens to meet growing demand for Jackie O’s beer as sales expand across the state.

Art Oestrike

Art Oestrike

Oestrike earned a B.A. in Russian and an M.A. in Linguistics from the College of Arts & Sciences. He also earned a B.S. in Education from the Patton College of Education. He teaches in the Ohio Program of Intensive English in the Department of Linguistics.

Jackie O’s Pub & Brewery is experiencing growing pains at its Stimson Avenue brewery and is planning an expansion.

“We kind of filled out our building, which is awesome; we still can’t make enough product, which is another great problem (to have),” owner Art Oestrike told the Athens City Planning Commission on Thursday.

Oestrike had a preliminary meeting with the commission, and will be submitting architectural plans to the city for an addition to the building.

Jackie O’s has been making craft beer at the Stimson Avenue location since February of 2013. Before that, beer was made at just the downtown Athens brew pub and sold at Jackie O’s and at Casa Nueva & Cantina.

Read the entire WOUB story.

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