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Breaker, Breaker E-Street tapping special brews, showing classic movie

e-streetIn the history of cinema, there have been a few movies in which beer has played a central role. Cinematic masterpieces such as “Beerfest,” “Strange Brew,” and “Drinking Buddies” have graced the silver screen for years leaving beer-lovers thirsty for more. But, there has never been a beer movie of such epic proportions, such cultural relevance, such earth-shattering gravitas as “Smokey and the Bandit.”

The only thing better than watching Bandit out-smart Smokey is to watch it with a cold brew on an outdoor screen along with a gang of other beer-lovers. For those looking for this kind of experience, you are in luck! On Sunday, January 31 European Street Restaurant on Park Street in Riverside will host the second annual E-Street Movie Night.

To make the night particularly special, E-Street has decided to crack open a few special kegs, including:

  • Intuition Underdark 2015
  • Dogfish Head 120 Minute IPA
  • Dogfish Head Higher Math
  • Lagunitas Bitter Oats

In keeping with the movie’s co-star – a truck load of a very specific beer – plenty of Coors Banquet beer will be available at just $2.00 per bottle. Oskar Blues’ Dale’s Pale Ale with also be offered at the astounding price of just $2.00 per can.

And, just to make it even more fun, Millie’s Famous Hot Barbecue will be onsite serving smoked pork sandwiches (get it?).

The movie starts at 7:00 p.m. and is free to anyone who wants to sit out and watch in under the stars. So, gather some beer-loving friends and make a convoy to Riverside. We’ll catch you on the flip side good-buddy.

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Posted by on January 27, 2016 in Beer, Events


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Runtoberfest to benefit Challenged Athletes Foundation

runtoberfestOver the last few years running clubs have sprung up around beer venues. I know of several that meet regularly to run a few miles and then re-carb with a cold brew or two at a local establishment. On Monday evenings you can participate at World of Beer – Southside, on Wednesdays you can run at Dahlia’s Pour House. And, I am sure there are many more that I am not aware of.

But, coming up Saturday, October 19, there is an event sponsored in part by European Street Café – Park Street and Team Hopheads, aims to add another layer of meaning, giving back to Challenged Athletes. The Runtoberfest 5K race Presented by Audi Jacksonville to benefit the Challenged Athletes Foundation (CAF) begins at 6:30 p.m. at E-Street on Park Street in Riverside.

In addition to the satisfaction of knowing they helped a good cause and got a good run in participants will receive:

  • Free beer (or soft drink)
  • Custom technical race t-shirt and goodie bag
  • Free Pair of On Running shoes for overall Male and Female winner
  • Engraved Warsteiner Beer Boot from European Street Cafe for Overall Men’s and Women’s winner
  • Age Group Awards, three deep with custom race beer glass
  • Post-race party at European Street Cafe’s Oktoberfest celebration! 

The race will feature a fast 3-loop 5K course with the finish line in the middle of European Street’s Oktoberfest Celebration!

Challenged Athletes Foundation changes lives by providing support, opportunities and hope to people with physical disabilities so that they can pursue active lifestyles through sport. Learn more about CAF at: Take a look at a few of the athletes whose lives have been changed with support from CAF’s at

For those who cannot make the race in Jacksonville but want to help support CAF, there is a Virtual Race option on the registration page. We will mail you a bag and t-shirt before the race and you can run in on your own and send in your time!

Register at—run4beer-runtoberfest-5k.html. Cost is $30 registration to participate and includes the 5K race and perks listed above. For a $5 discount use code TEAMHOPHEADS on the Check Out page.


Posted by on October 12, 2013 in Events


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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’s Beer & Baseball a hit

Palm beer

Palm beer (Photo credit: Abi Skipp)

Once a month European Street Cafe throws a party in the Beer Garden located past the left outfield area of the Baseball Grounds known as Beer & Baseball. This month the gathering took place on July 21 which also happens to be the Belgian Independence Day known as Fesstdag. To celebrate, Estreet poured Palm, the number one selling beer in Belgium, and Bright Lights White, a Belgian-style Wit from Intuition Ale Works. Along with the beer there were Estreet sandwiches, soft drinks, and a lot of great people.

The next Beer & Baseball — also the last for this season — will be held on August 11 and will feature Highland Brewing Compay beer. Tickets are available at all European Street Cafe locations. For just $20 you get all the beer you care to drink between 5:30 p.m. and 7:00 p.m, all the Monster German Weiners and Estreet sandwiches you can eat, and a ticket to the game.

The video below was shot at the July event.


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Posted by on July 23, 2012 in Beer, Restaurant


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Belgian National Holiday Feestdag to be celebrated with tastings and special events

The original flag from 1830

The original flag from 1830 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Often revolution is sparked by existing passions roused to a boiling point by a work of art, music, or theater. Such is the case with the Belgian Revolution of 1830 in which the Belgian people rose up against the Dutch to wrestle its independence from The Netherlands in part as the result of the opera La muette de Portici. The opera dramatizes the historical uprising of Masaniello against Spanish rule in Naples in 1647.

With the aid of French intellectuals and armed forces, as well as the Catholic clergy who were against the Protestant Dutch King William I, the Belgian people fought for full independence. Because the European powers of the time feared Belgian may become a republic or get annexed to France, a monarch was found to lead the country from the House of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha in Germany. On July 21, 1831 the first Belgian king, Leopold of Saxe-Coburg was installed and the date became the Belgian National holiday known as Feestdag.

Since Belgium is known as one of the world’s greatest beer countries, it seems only fitting to celebrate their national holiday with beer-centric celebrations. Here in Jacksonville, there are several events taking place that you will not want to miss including a tasting, beer specials, and a special Bier Garden event at the Jacksonville Suns game.

The first event, takes place tomorrow night at Total Wine and More in the St. John’s Town Center with a tasting of Belgium’s top selling ale, Palm. Palm is a Belgian Pale Ale that was originally produced as competition to the pilsners and lagers that were becoming popular throughout Europe. It is described as neither heavy nor bitter with toasty malt aromas, slightly bitter orange flavors, and a tart, refreshing finish. The tasting at Total Wine will go from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

In addition to the tasting, all four European Street Cafes are celebrating with several specials. Look for beer specials on all week, a happy hour all day on Saturday, July 21 starting at 10:00 a.m. on Palm and Bright Lights White, a new Belgian-style Wit from Intuition Ale Works.

The new Belgian-style Wit from Intuition was fermented with the Celis yeast strain, the same strain used in Hoegaarden in Belgium. Ben and his crew also used a combination of Belgian Pilsner Malt, German Malted Wheat, and Munich Malt along with some flaked wheat and oats. To that grain bill, the wizards at Intuition added acidulated malt or what the Germans call Sauer Malt to give the beer a subtle tang. All the spice flavors percieved in the beer come from the yeast, as Ben says no spices were added.

Estreet is also celebrating with the popular Beer and baseball event at the Jacksonville Suns baseball game Saturday night. Every month baseball fans and beer-lovers alike can spend a night at the Baseball Grounds of Jacksonville in the European Street Café Bier Garden located in the left field area. For one low price fans can get admission to the game, all the beer you can drink and all the Estreet food, including Monster German Wieners, Estreet sandwiches and wraps, cole slaw and chips from 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p. m. The price is just $20 and tickets are available at all European Street locations.

In addition, the guys out out at Engine 15 along with Carolyn Graham of Brown Distributing are planning to pull out a few surprises, Carolyn says, “It’ll be delicious, I promise.” Festivities begin at 2:00 p. m.


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