Jan 12, 2006 at 3:55 pm

It’s Jolly Rogers, mates

There’s a new seafood establishment in town, pirates, so let me you’re your hoarsest “Arrrrr!” Located at 850 Main St. in Charlestown, Jolly Rogers’ is open for dine-in or carryout, with deliveries available on orders of $30 or more. Seven seafood combos are offered, most under $8. For all of those Catholic pirates out there, there’s another place to stop by on Fridays soon. Commit it to memory, Arrrrr! For hours and more info, call (812) 256-6366.

—Matt Mattingly

‘Old Lightning Rod’ Ale returns

On Tuesday, Jan. 17, the New Albanian Brewing Company unveils its version of Poor Richard’s “Old Lightning Rod” Ale as part of a nationwide effort to celebrate Ben Franklin’s 300th birthday with a colonial-era beer recipe. In all, some 100 breweries hope to offer the public a glimpse into the flavor profile of beer of the 18th century. Well known as a writer, inventor, businessman, statesman and patriot, Franklin was also known to drink a brew or two. So, the Benjamin Franklin Tercentenary, a non-profit group, teamed up with the Brewers Association to sponsor a contest to create a recipe that might mirror what Franklin brewed and drank based on evidence found in his writings (most agreed what he drank was similar to a Scotch ale). The winning recipe, submitted by Brick Oven Brewing in Colorado, has been brewed and will be served to the public by breweries all over the nation. NABC brewers Jesse Williams and Jared Williamson followed the contours of the winning recipe, while adding touches like extra finishing hops and oak chips for wooden barrel-conditioned character. Get it while you can at Rich O’s, 3312 Plaza Drive in New Albany.

—Kevin Gibson