"We saw nothing but happy folks doing their jobs in the breweries and we wanted that."
After working years in the tech/government contracting world, our founders, Kasey and Justin, decided they wanted to leave their desk jobs in pursuit of something more creative. On a whim, they decided to attend a local craft brewery conference held in DC; little did they know how much their lives were going to change. “We saw nothing but happy folks doing their jobs in the breweries and we wanted that.” They started homebrewing in Justin’s backyard, perfecting recipes while searching for space to build a brewery. What started out as a side hustle quickly turned into a full time commitment. The brewery’s name is attributed to Justin and Kasey “breaking out” from the nine-to-five grind. And, since they’re from the tech world, it plays nicely into the whole “jailbreaking” thing, too.
Jailbreak Brewing Company opened its doors in 2014 and became Howard County’s first production brewery located in Laurel, Maryland. In March 2018, they expanded the taproom with the addition of FoodWorks, which boasts additional seating and an open kitchen and in November 2021, they launched their Dry Age Program which would go on to gain national attention. Kasey and Justin’s vision of the taproom continues to grow as they create a space where people can escape the reality of the daily grind and enjoy good times with other good people.