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European Street Beer & Baseball returns this weekend

beer-and-baseballFewer things are more all-American than that ritual of summer that takes place in towns and cities all over the nation. In parks both grand and make-shift, players face off and swing for the fences. Fans pack bleachers, line up along fences and cheer on their teams with a hot dog in one hand and a cold brew in the other. I am referring to baseball of course; the big leagues started play earlier this week and the Jacksonville Suns – minor league representatives of the Florida Marlins – begin play tonight.

Another tradition that is returning this week in conjunction with baseball is European Street’s Beer and Baseball nights in the left field Beer Garden. This year the first of five Beer and Baseball nights is this Saturday, April 6, just in time to end Jax Beer Week. Beer and Baseball nights include a ticket to the game, all-you-can-eat European Street Monster German Wieners and sandwiches and, of course, all the beer you can drink.

The event this Saturday costs $30, with proceeds going to a long-time E-Street bartender that is battling breast cancer and includes a Monster German Weiner t-shirt. The cost of the remaining Beer and Baseball nights will be $20, but will not include the t-shirt. The way the event works is that the food and beer are put out approximately 30 minutes prior to the first pitch. There are generally two kegs of beer available and they flow until both kegs are dry.

Andrew Zarka, of European Street, says that the featured beers this Saturday night will be Blue Moon and Third Shift. He also says that both Highland and Lazy Magnolia have expressed interest in sponsoring future games.

The remaining Beer and Baseball nights will take place:

  • May 25
  • June 22
  • July 13
  • August 31

Tickets are available at all four European Street locations.


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European Street Cafe Brings Back Beer and Basball

The European Street Cafes have become known for their great selection of brews from the world over. Most of their stores boast over 200 hundred different brews both on tap and in bottles and cans. Slip into the quaint and comfortable surroundings of one of the four restaurants around town and you will find local brews from Intuition Ale Works and Bold City on tap alongside internationally known brews such as Weihenstephaner, Lindemans, and James Hoag’s.

European Street is also known for their generous happy hour that rewards patrons with two draft beers for the price of one daily from 4:00 to 7:00 pm. And that goes for the tall glasses of Imports as well as domestics. Many an evening has been lost swilling great beer, telling tall tales, and just enjoying the ambiance at the bar at one of the restaurants.

But, perhaps the greatest idea ever brought to fruition by E-Street, is the Beer and Baseball nights at the Jacksonville Suns baseball games each year. On these fun-filled nights, beer and baseball fans can purchase a ticket to the game and a wrist band to the Beer Garden just outside left field for a mere $20. For that measly pittance fans can enjoy a great baseball game in one of the country’s greatest farm team venues, the Baseball Grounds at Jacksonville, all the beer they care to drink (until the kegs run dry), and all the E-Street food they care to eat including Monster German Wieners.

The first of this year’s Beer and Baseball events takes place Saturday night, April 28 as the Jacksonville Suns – the double A affiliate to the Miami Marlins — take on the Pensacola Blue Wahoos, first pitch at 6:05 pm. Beer from Intuition Ale Works will be featured. Tickets for the Beer and Baseball event are $20 and may be purchased at any of the four European Street locations.

Posted by on April 25, 2012 in Beer, Events


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