Instant Beer Review: Capital Jobu


HAPPY DAY! And to you!


DON’T YOU EVER HAVE TO WORK? My eighth grade science teacher always told us that we never have to do anything. Whether or not I ever actually ‘work’ is up for debate, but let’s get down to business, shall we?

WE SHALL. Aren’t you going to ask me what I’m drinking?

NOPE. I CAN SEE THAT YOU ARE DRINKING A CAPITAL JOBU. Very well. This afternoon I am indeed sipping on a goblet of Capital Brewing’s Jobu.

A WHAT THE FUCK? It’s a rum barrel-aged brown ale. I’ve had a lot of bourbon barrel-aged brews, but never one that’s been sitting around in a rum barrel. Kind of ballsy. The Daily Page did a nice article with a good overview of the brewing process of Jobu, which you can read by clicking here.

DOES IT WORK? Yup. I actually like it quite a bit. Jobu is a molasses-forward beer that finishes with a boozy sweetness, and the maltiness of the brown ale ties all of the flavors together in a neat little bow on top of a boozy little package.

HOW CUTE. Isn’t it, though?

WHERE’S THE NAME COME FROM? Remember the movie Major League? Jobu is the little voodoo idol in the locker that Pedro Cerrano (a.k.a. Dennis Haysbert) gives rum offerings to as a pregame ritual. P.S.: Major League is like 25 years old at this point. How’s that for a kick in the pants?

YOU’RE OLD, BRO. You’re only as old as you…feel?


AND WHERE YOU AT? Alchemy! The beer was a home run paired with their Matilda sandwich. Hit the spot.

PRICE TAG? $6.00 for a 10 oz. goblet. Hurry over or pick some up at your local Madison liquor store because it’s up in the air as to whether Jobu will ever be brewed again because of the difficulty in obtaining used rum barrels.

WOULD YOU RECOMMEND THIS BEER TO FRIENDS? Indeed. Kudos to Capital’s new brewmaster, Brian Destree, for pioneering some cool new brews. Under their previous brewmaster, I felt as though Capital’s beers were…boring. Also not good. See also: shitty.

FINAL THOUGHTS? Your mother’s a whore?