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JACKIE O'S X OHIO: RICKY! Coming this July!

Ohio Athletics and Jackie O’s are excited to announce an expanded relationship that includes a collaboration with an officially licensed beer. Twelve-packs of the Athens-inspired Golden Ale, Ricky, will be available in the State of Ohio in mid-July co-branded with Jackie O’s and the Ohio Athletics logo. The partnership is managed through Ohio Sports Properties.

“Jackie O’s is a natural fit for a branded beer collaboration,” Director of Athletics Julie Cromer said. “We’re excited about the partnership with a Bobcat-owned, local brand that will resonate with our fanbase. Bobcat fans will be able to enjoy Ricky in Peden Stadium, the Convocation Center, and across the state of Ohio.”

Officially licensed through CLC, OHIO’s licensing partner, the 12-packs, dubbed Rick Bricks, a play on the brick foundations that cover Athens, will sport a brand new design paying homage to Athens and Ohio University. Ricky is the number one draft beer both in Jackie O’s facilities and statewide.

A staple of Athens, and now Columbus, at their On Fourth location, Jackie O’s is owned by Ohio University graduate and instructor Art Oestrike. As a pillar of the Athens community, Jackie O’s focuses on locally inspired and produced products with a strong commitment toward sustainability.

“I feel like I, personally, have come a really long way since my days in James Hall way back when,” said Art Oestrike. “We are honored and feel very humbled by the opportunity for Jackie O’s to present this collaboration to alumni in and around the great state of Ohio with Ohio University!”

Ricky will be found in stores everywhere Cavalier Distributing services throughout the state of Ohio, with the first branded batch going live in stores in mid-July. Ricky will also be available at Peden Stadium during all Ohio Football games and at the Convocation Center.

Jackie O’s, a founding destination of the Bobcat Brew Trail, exemplifies the spirit of Ohio University through its commitment to quality, local craftsmanship, and community engagement. The Bobcat Brew Trail celebrates these values by connecting alumni and craft beer enthusiasts with OHIO-affiliated breweries across the state, enhancing the alumni experience through shared pride and local flavor. By participating in the trail, Jackie O’s not only showcases its unique brews but also strengthens its ties with the university community, fostering lasting connections among Bobcats everywhere.

Ohio Athletics and Jackie O’s urge fans to drink responsibly.