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Bold City and Aardwolf featured on WJXT news prior to Jags game

Jacksonville brewery representatives from Bold City Brewing and Aardwolf Brewing appeared on WJXT, the local CBS affiliate last night prior to the nationally-boradcast, prime time airing of Thursday Night Football from Everbank Field. In the interview Brian Miller of Bold City and Preben Olsen of Aardwolf answered questions about the craft beer movement and why consumers seem to be gravitating towards the scene.

The Jaguars and the City of Jacksonville hosted a pre-game tailgate party that included local craft beer along with several national brands.

View the entire segment at the link below.

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Posted by on December 19, 2014 in Beer News


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New Beer Guy segment: Summer Shandys & Radlers

Florida summers are hot, humid and uncomfortable. In order to survive them a cool refreshing drink is an absolute must. My friend Joe Talentino, producer and host of ‘I Know Jax,’ sat down with me at Aardwolf Brewing Company to talk about summer shandys and radlers.

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Posted by on July 9, 2013 in Beer Styles, I Know Jax, The Beer Guy


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New Brewery Signs Lease in San Marco

San Marco will be the home of the next great brewery to enter the northeast Florida/Jacksonville market. The long-awaited Aardwolf Brewing Company helmed by Michael Payne has signed a lease for a building on Hendricks Blvd. next to the railroad tracks. The building was previously a tile and granite retailer as well as an icehouse. The location is also across the street from the San Marco Station project and Panera Bread Company.

Payne is previously responsible for the brewing program at Brewer’s Pizza in Orange Park. There he established a robust program that has produced favorite brews such Pinglehead Red, Moondance Stout, and Tailhook Brown. He refined his brewing knowledge at the Siebel Institute in Chicago and Doeman’s Academy in Munich. The Siebel Institute was found in 1872 and is the oldest operating school dedicated to beer brewing science in the United State. Doeman’s was founded in 1895 by the pharmacist Dr. Albert Doemens as a training center for the brewing industry. Also Payne’s resume is a stint at Terrapin Beer Company in Athens, Ga., brewers of exceptional beers like Wake n’ Bake, Hopsecutioner, and Rye Pale Ale.

A tap room and regional distribution is planned for the brewery when it is up and running. How soon that will be depends on zoning and build out, but Payne already has financing in place so it is just a matter of pushing past those hurdles.

Acknowledgements: Thanks to Roger Bull of the Florida Times-Union for breaking the news and users of for details.


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