Calling back to the days of speakeasies and a drink on the sly, Jungle Jim’s Whiskey Night: Prohibition-Style is taking on a new name, but promises the same satisfying experience with a few surprises along the way.
Everything you loved about our previous Whiskey events will be on full display, but we’re hitting the refresh button and giving you, our devoted Whiskey Connoisseurs, a new, exciting, and indulgent night of the best whiskeys, bourbons, and more that we can find. Whiskey 101 classes will make a triumphant and informative return, our VIP experience promises to be as valuable as ever, and all ticket options bring you music by The Dirty Shirleys, food from our amazing in-house Oscar Kitchen, and the opportunity to purchase hand-rolled cigars to enjoy throughout the night.
Whiskey 101 Class Details
Molly Wellmann - Discover the art and history of making delicious cocktails.
Joe Head (The Century Bar) - Learn how to perfect your taste buds with a blind Whiskey Tasting.
Whiskey Pete - Dive into the history of Prohibition & Whiskey itself.
VIP Tickets/SOLD OUT
Limited, just like the whiskeys and bourbons you’ll be sampling, your VIP tickets offers you more time to sample, and more samples to try - 10, plus a bonus cocktail. Enjoy an incredible array of decadent food created exclusively for you by our Oscar Event Center Executive Chef.
General Admission Tickets
Your General Admission tickets provides 8 samples and a bonus cocktail, access to master distillers, and, of course, some delicious bites to eat throughout the night.
Enjoy complimentary water, coffee, and soda, and help yourself to the food made by our in-house Oscar Kitchen.
Ready for an exceptional night, hidden in plain view? Don your finest pinstripes, grab your top hat, or put on your fanciest dress - we want to see everyone decked out, and ready for a party. Join us for our 2018 Whiskey Night: Prohibition-Style!
Cheese. It’s kind of a big deal around here.
With over 1,400 cheeses from all over the world stocking our shelves daily, The Cheese Shop loves talking about the mundane and the funky - cheese is just part of what we do at Jungle Jim’s, every day. Which is why The Big Cheese Festival exists, and why we think it’s so special.
Family friendly, crafted for both fanatics and easygoing cheese enthusiasts alike, The Big Cheese Festival is a two day homage to fromage, honoring age old traditions and celebrating new flavors at the same time. Each day, the Jungle Jim’s International Market brings out the best and brightest in the cheese, charcuterie, and wine and beer world for pairings beyond compare, tables buckling under the weight of so many different and delicious offerings. From the decadent to the demure, cheese is a force to be reckoned with. Fresh made mozzarella and ricotta, aged cheddars and gouda, pickles, olives, and charming slices of charcuterie… this weekend of wonder is your opportunity to sample it all!
New this year! Like our 2017 Weekend of Fire, we’re spreading things out a bit and giving the festival some room to breath by expanding to the Greenhouse. More booths, more room, more opportunities to find your new favorites! We’ll have music, demonstrations, and more happening all weekend, so make sure you plan accordingly. This year’s Big Cheese Festival is going to be, well, BIG.
VIP Tickets allow for entry into The Big Cheese Festival one full hour early, so you can beat the crowd and find some favorites right away. You’ll also receive a wristband and glass that allow for drink samples throughout the day. These are limited, so don’t wait!
Early Admission tickets allow for entry into The Big Cheese Festival one full hour early, so you can beat the crowd, find some favorites, and then join the fun as the day gets started.
General Admission tickets get you into the show when the doors open at noon, then you’re free to sample as much as you like throughout your time at the event.
Kids tickets get them into the show, where we’ll have face painting and balloon art, plus stilt walkers, and a free photo booth for you to snag some super sweet snapshots.
Don’t worry, we’ll have a few surprises to tell you about leading up to the show. And don’t forget: if you like what you try at The Big Cheese Festival, all you have to do is walk downstairs and visit The Cheese Shop to take some home for yourself!
We’re getting ready for the biggest Big Cheese Festival yet. We hope you are, too!
Re-live The 2017 Big Cheese Fest!
Along with the new year, Jungle Jim's welcomed you to join us at our 2018 New Year, New You Festival! This past weekend, Oscar Event Center was filled with more than 50 booths of free screenings and healthy food choices, we hosted awesome exercise sessions, and provided information to help you jump start the new year! We want to thank Mercy Health - Fairfield for their partnership and for providing free screening opportunities, as well as our partner vendors for bringing out some awesome food and drink for you to try. But most of all, thank YOU for coming out and working towards a healthy 2018 with us!
Sometimes, it’s not easy to make the healthy choice. Whether it’s a snack or a meal, the exercises you should be doing more regularly, or the doctor’s visits you keep putting off, it’s seemingly much easier to, well, not really pay all the much attention to it.
So that’s where we come in - and by "we" we mean our Natural Foods Department, the Herb ‘N Jungle Supplement shop, and New Year, New You, our FREE Health & Wellness Expo.
This year, we’re filling up Oscar Event Center with almost 60 booths of screenings - brought to you by our amazing partners, Mercy Health - Fairfield - and vendors offering samples and demos, as well healthy and fun activities for adults and children alike. But where do you start?
Have no fear! We’re here to help.
Here are 5 things you absolutely have to do this weekend at New Year, New You!
Every year, one of the highlights of our New Year, New You Health & Wellness Expo are the physical activities we have available to participate in! Grown-ups can join us for Yoga, Zumba, and Tennis instruction throughout the day, and the kids are welcome to get in on the tennis fun, as well. We’ll have a balloon artist and face painter at the event, as well, so kids can work out their imaginations and their muscles! Check out the schedule of events below.
Our awesome partners from Mercy Health - Fairfield are setting up over 20 booths that will offer you a variety of ways to understand and maintain a healthy lifestyle in the new your. On-site screenings, education, and more will be ready and waiting. All you have to do is take those first steps up to the booth and you’ll be on your way to healthier 2018!
Natural Foods & More
Delicious and healthy are not usually a combination of words used to describe natural foods, but we’re here to make sure you know just how delicious eating healthy can be. Organic produce, gelato, and locally made hummus, as well as snacks and beverages, will be available to sample for everyone who joins us inside Oscar Event Center. Hey, you never know… you might just find a few things you won’t want to live without! Be sure to stop by the 80 Acres Farms booth, try out some gelato from Ciao Bella, and sample some awesome, locally made gluten-free and natural wares from Chubby Bunny and Chickpea Chicks! And don’t forget, everything we have available for sampling is available in our stores - so you know exactly where to find them!
In case you didn’t know, we’re all about kombucha. It’s flavorful, refreshing, and most importantly, full of health benefits! We recently opened our very own Kombucha Bar inside our Fairfield store which features first fermentation kombucha from our friends Fab Ferments, as well as offerings from GT’s. That’s how much we like it. We’ll have samples floating around the Event Center, and will have kombucha on tap at the Bar (some of which will be for those 21 and over due to its slight alcohol content), so you’ll have quite a few opportunities to find a flavor or two that you’ll enjoy. Trust us, you don’t want to miss trying this totally unique beverage while you’re here!
Now, Keep Going!
Okay, we said 5 things! We know! But hear us out. This one’s important…
You’ve checked out some new, healthy food options. Talked to Mercy Health professionals. You’ve tasted some great products, learned about some healthy options that can help improve daily life, and maybe even gave yoga a shot and enjoyed it… What’s next? KEEP GOING! Plan healthy meals, get some exercise, schedule regular check-ups and screenings. The name of the event might be New Year, New You, but it’s meant to educate and empower, show you a few new and exciting products, and inspire you to live a happier, healthier lifestyle!
Check out the Event Page for more details, right here!
Oh, and here’s a handy map to check out out if you want to plan your experience ahead of time!
We dug deep into our cellars and pulled out some rare, hard to find, and all-around awesome goodies to share at our 2018 Barrel Aged Beer Bash, the only barrel aged beer festival in the area! From your big bourbon barrel aged stouts to crisp and funky sours and farmhouse ales, we had a little bit for everyone to enjoy!
We hope you enjoyed your evening trying some of these incredibly delectable beers. We'll see you at our weekly Pint Nights, future beer festivals, and of course, feel free to come by and visit the Tasting Bar any time! Cheers!
Jungle Jim’s Barrel Aged Beer Bash is an ode to all things barrel aged - be they stouts, porters, wild ales, sours, or any other kind of beer (yeah, we’ll even have a barrel aged kolsch). With over 100 beers to choose from - from all over the world - where do you even start?
We have a few ideas.
Check out what we recommend you take the time to try while you’re walking around the bash. And don’t worry, these are just a fraction of what will be available, and they’re ALL worth trying (responsibly, of course! There’s no way to try them all).
Founders Brewing Company - Canadian Breakfast Stout
If there’s one beer to wait in line for, it’s probably this one. Much heralded, CBS returned after a hiatus that had everyone in a fever pitch by the time bottles hit shelves. Rich, sweet, decadent, intense… lots of maple syrup hits the palate first, with bourbon, coffee, and chocolate rounding it out. It’s everything you want in a barrel aged stout, and absolutely a must try if you have the opportunity.
Listermann Brewing Company - Freedom Toast (Stout)
This one was limited in its own right, but hails from one of Cincinnati’s most formidable purveyors of barrel aged beverages. A stout with walnuts, maple, cinnamon, and nutmeg aged in bourbon barrels, this is another intensely flavored experience that you won’t want to miss.
Prairie Artisan Ales - Vanilla Noir (Stout)
Deschutes Brewery - The Dissident (Belgian-style Brown Ale)
A wild fermented Belgian-style brown ale with cherries, aged on oak. This is a tart, yet surprisingly smooth and approachable wild ale from one of the country’s most consistent breweries. We think this is a great way to break things up between some of the heavier flavors of the bash’s stouts, and a great beer on it’s own.
Figleaf Brewing Company - BA Black Solstice (Stout)
Another local offering, BA Black Solstice is all about the stout and the flavor of the barrels it was aged in. No adjuncts, just straight up notes of whiskey, vanilla, licorice and more. Oh, and this recently won the Best Barrel-Aged Stout title in the King of Ohio competition held last month. Don't miss it!
Boulevard Brewing Company - Cabernet Cask Imperial Stout
Following the packaging of the above mentioned (incredibly lengthily named whiskey), our barrel crew took possession of the barrels from Jefferson’s Reserve and immediately filled them with the base beer used to produce Imperial Stout, a prior Smokestack Series Limited Release. Over the course of nearly two years, our beer rested in the barrels coaxing out flavors of charred oak and vanilla alongside beautiful notes of blackberry and cinnamon from the whiskey all linked together with dark and dried fruits contributed by the cabernet as well as the Scottish yeast strain used to ferment the base beer. Cabernet Cask Imperial Stout is 100% barrel-aged.”
Jackie O’s Pub & Brewery - Babbling Brook (Saison)
We thought it might be a good idea to show the lighter, funkier side of the bash, because there are quite a few sours, wild, and farmhouse ales that will be ready for you to try. This one’s high up on our personal list. Aged in Vin Santo Casks, this is a mixed fermentation saison that speaks to the finesse Jackie O’s regularly shows to their non-dark beers. We cannot wait to sample this one.
Tickets are still available IN-STORE for this year’s Barrel Aged Beer Bash! With more than 100 beers available to sample, there’s something there for everyone. And don’t worry, the event itself is for everyone, too (so long as you’re 21 or over). It’s a great way to experience the wild side of beer, and challenge your perceptions of just what beer should taste like.
Check out the full list of what we’ll have to sample, all available to view on Untappd, right here!
We’re teaming up with Mercy Health - Fairfield Hospital to provide more ways you to be health conscious in 2018! Free to the public, New Year, New You is your chance to see what’s new in the world of health and wellness!
World-class health industry professionals from Mercy Health - Fairfield Hospital and food industry specialists will be ready to answer questions and provide new, exciting ways to make positive lifestyle changes for you and your family. Health screenings will be provided throughout the day, while Jungle Jim’s health and wellness partners will be sampling healthy options to make eating and drinking well a simply delicious decision.
Mercy Health - Fairfield Hospital will be provide a wide range of screenings for your convenience, as regular screenings can significantly improve your chances of discovering possible risk factors. Health professionals from Mercy Health - Fairfield Hospital will be present to offer insight for preventative care, and will offer easy steps you can take to make a big impact on your long term wellness.
New Year, New You is a great opportunity to check out some of the best new healthy food and beverage options available as our health and wellness experts provide samples of a wide variety of nutritious snacks and more. If you’ve been to the Jungle Jim’s Natural Food Department, checked out Herb ‘N Jungle, or explored our Gluten-Free section, you know our selection and expertise is second to none. At New Year, New You, you’ll find surprisingly delicious options, with the knowledge at hand to make the best choices you can! Different specialty dietary products will be offered including organic, gluten-free, superfoods, and natural supplements. Our partners will also be providing a variety of cutting edge products to help you lead a well-rounded, natural lifestyle. Want to see what the Jungle Jim’s Natural Foods Department is all about? There’s no better time.
We’re excited for you to join us at our 2018 New Year, New You Health & Wellness Expo!
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Barrel aging beer takes time, planning, and patience. At the same time subtle and complex, there’s an artistry to bringing these beers to life in all-new, exciting, and incredibly flavorful ways. Spent barrels that once contained whiskey, tequila, rum, and wine are given a new purpose, and we’re gifted with their transformed contents.
Jungle Jim’s Barrel Aged Beer Bash celebrates the art of barrel aging by bringing together beers of all kinds. From light and funky, to sour and bright, to deep, dark, and roasty - there’s something for everyone to try and enjoy.
An exceptional experience from its inception, this year’s Barrel Aged Beer Bash promises to be no different. In fact, we’re bringing in more bold and inventive beers for you to enjoy. Rare, hard-to-find, and maybe even exclusive to this epic event, these beers are truly special. Tickets include entry to this year’s Barrel Aged Beer Bash, a tasting guide, and commemorative glass for you to keep.
Just like the time it takes to make these intense libations, we encourage you to take your time and enjoy these heavier beverages slowly, appreciating the depth and nuance in each pour. We’re excited for another amazing year of barrel aged beers. It’s time to find your flavor.
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Relive Barrel Aged Beer Bash 2017
To celebrate 10 years of our International Wine Festival, you joined us to drink some of the best wine the world has to offer, and we can't thank you enough! Our 2017 International Wine Festival was a great success, and we couldn't have done it without you. Cheers to 10 years, and here's to next year!
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Like the tide, our second annual Taste of the Sea has come and gone, but we’re still reeling from such a fun Saturday in Eastgate! Thanks to everyone who joined us for another night of adventurous eats!
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