Erika Jones (MPA ’11) and Jessica Jones opened Giant Jones Brewing Company on Madison’s near East Side in June. Erika Jones, executive director of FairShare CSA Coalition, is chief executive officer of the brewery, and Jessica Jones is the brewer.
Using organic ingredients, Giant Jones specializes in full-flavor, high-gravity, yet approachable beers, especially barleywines. They are in the process of completing organic certification, making Giant Jones the first certified organic brewery in Wisconsin. The brewery is located at 931 E. Main St. (entrance on Brearly Street).