Old Jubilation Ale Photo

Old Jubilation Ale

  • Limited Release
  • English Strong Ale
  • 8.3% ABV

Our winter strong ale has a gorgeous mahogany hue, a hint of hazelnut, and a finish reminiscent of mocha and toffee. No spices, just a perfect blend of five specialty malts. Before founding Avery Brewing Co., one of Adam Avery's most-loved styles of beer was the English Strong Ale. Wanting something a little bigger, he created Old Jubilation. This beer was massive when it came out in 1997, but Adam still decided to put it in 6-packs as a holiday gift to Avery fans. To us, "Old Jube" feels like an old friend coming home for the holidays. And, at 8.3% ABV, it's also well-suited to take the edge off at uncomfortable holiday family gatherings.


  • Seasonally October through December
  • 6-Pack Cans
  • Descriptors

    • Hazelnut
    • Mocha
    • Toffee
  • Malt Varieties

    • Black
    • Chocolate
    • Bonlander Munich
    • Gambrinus Honey
    • 2-Row
  • Yeast Varieties

    • London Ale
  • Hop Varieties

    • Bullion
  • Dry Hop Varieties

    • N/A
  • Old Jubilation Ale Hop Driven Chart

    Hop driven

  • Old Jubilation Ale Malt Forward Chart

    Malt forward

  • Old Jubilation Ale Yeast Centric Chart

    Yeast centric

  • Old Jubilation Ale Beyond Reinheitsgebot Chart

    Beyond reinheits- gebot

  • Old Jubilation Ale Abv % Chart

    Abv %

Suggested Pairings

Chicken & Biscuit

Old Jube's huge malt base complements smoked chicken and play well with the richness of the gravy.

Home Brew Recipe

Recipe is scaled for 5–Gallon Batch Production






88.3% 2-Row, 4.7% Special Roast, 4.7% Victory, 1.6% Chocolate Malt, 0.7% Black Malt


0.34 oz Bullion (7.6% AA) at 60 min; 0.52 oz Bullion (7.6% AA) at 30 min; 1.01 oz Bullion (7.6% AA) at 0 min


London Ale at 20 C

It's like a sexy sweater for your mouth.

Lyle Cobb • Avery Tap Room