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Jax Beer Week Tuesday Events

Jacksonville Beer Week is off to a roaring start and the events just keep on coming. If you are out and about, looking for an event to attend, here is today’s list of beer-centric activities. As is the case all week long, there are events all over town, so find one near you and enjoy great craft beer!

Pele’s Wood Fire

Pele’s has already created a buzz for itself in the old drug store at Park and King Streets in Riverside. Locals know that the food and wood fired pizzas created by Chef Micah are beyond words scrumptious. And the desserts! Let’s just say you are doing yourself a serious disservice if you do not try the cheesecake.

For Jax Beer Week, Chef Micah and co-owner Matt Tierney have whipped up a special beer dinner menu in addition to their regular service. Be sure to stop by and try the treats prepared in their show kitchen in full view of the entire restaurant. Expect three courses with the beer dinner and three great local beers paired with each.

The menu:

Salad dressed with cheese and dressing made with Green Room’s Diamond Belgian Wit beer.

Chicken with honey-beer glaze Featuring Bold City Brewing’s Rhino Rye Pale Ale.

Chocolate cake baked with Intuition Ale Work’s Truck Stop Breakfast Stout.

Green Room Brewery

Tonight the Tap Room at Green Room at the beach will be opening at 4:00 pm, which also happens to be when they plan to tap a special collaborative beer brewed by the staff of The Mellow Mushroom restaurant at Intuition Ale Works. The beer: double wheat IPA that is sure to be a crowd pleaser.

Intuition Ale Works

The folks at Intuition, in the true spirit of Jacksonville Beer Week, will share their taps with other Jacksonville and Florida brews. The tap take-over will last through the end of Beer Week on Saturday.

Cork & Keg

For all the ladies out there who have wanted to try craft beer, but were intimidated by the sheer number of styles, Cork & Keg in Jullington Creek is offering “Ladies Pint Out” tonight only. This is a ladies only beer tasting event that begins at 7:00 pm. Join Carolyn Graham from Brown Distributing for samples of great beers and B Nektar meads. The event is open to all ladies whether they are new to the world of craft beer or seasoned aficionados.

Brewer’s Pizza

The Orange Park pizza and beer destination will be hosting representatives and distributors from Stone Brewing for a night of tasting. There will be at least three Stone beers to taste and possibly a few surprises!


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American Craft Beer Week is Almost Upon Us!

The excitement is building. The town is abuzz. Next week is American Craft Beer Week and there is a plethora of events that will keep you busy tasting great beers all week. Here’s the list I have so far:

Monday, May 16

Kickback’s Gastropub

5:00 PM until Whenever

Sample beers from Jacksonville’s largest selection of draught brews – 84 to be exact. If you are looking for something good to drink and can’t find it here, you just aren’t trying. The available beers are constantly changing, so there is always something new to try. Come by for prizes and fun!

European Street – Riverside

6:00 PM to Whenever

An epic selection of beers both on draught and bottles with a concentration of really great imports. Prizes and surprises all night!

Tuesday, May 17

Publix Apron’s Cooking School

6:30 PM

Join Chef Patrick and his team to celebrate the new craft beer movement in honor of the American Craft Beer Week. Watch as the team prepares dishes specifically matched to the great artisanal beers they will be pouring. They will also be giving away free passes, donated by Team Hop Heads, to the Jacksonville Craft & Import Beer Festival!

The menu includes: Arugula Salad & Seared Scallops with a Warm Orange Vinaigrette & Spicy Candied Macadamia Nuts; Biscuit Topped Bacon Mac & Cheese; Andy Gator Braised Bratwurst with Potatoes, Sauerkraut & Sweet Mustard; Pan Roasted Duck Breast, Lentil Dahl & Roasted Corn & Tomato Chutney; Chocolate Stout Laced Tiramisu.

This is an event that you will not want to miss!

For details and registration click the link below:

Wednesday, May 18

Mellow Mushroom Tinseltown

5:30 PM to Whenever

Challenge your taste buds as you sample your way through a Sierra Nevada Bigfoot vertical tasting. Enjoy the subtle variations in flavors that come from aging this legendary brew from year to year.

Thursday, May 19

Intuition Ale Works Tap Room

Come in and sample a wide variety of locally brewed craft beers from our very own local boy – Ben Davis Brewmaster and Founder of Intuition. Brush up on your beer trivia before you arrive, there will be prizes and lots of fun!

Friday, May 20

The Jacksonville Craft & Import Beer Festival

Jacksonville Memorial Arena

6:00 PM to 10:00 V.I.P. / 7:00 PM to 10:00 General Admission

This is it! The main event! Join the Springfield Brew Crew at Jacksonville’s premier event to celebrate beer in all its glory. With one of the largest collection of breweries ever at a beer festival in Jacksonville, this event will be one to remember.

Over 20 local restaurants will come out with some of their finest fare for patrons to taste. Purveyors include: European Street, Carrabba’s, Publix Apron’s, Moe’s Southwest Grill, Lynch’s and North Beach Bistro, and many more, serving up delicious cuisine to pair with the beer samples.

VIP tickets are available for $45.00 to the event. VIP ticket members will receive an extra hour – doors open at 6:00 PM for VIP ticketholder — of admission and a private selection of beers not available to general admission including special firkins you won’t find anywhere else.

General admission tickets are $30.00. Doors open at 7pm to General Admission ticketholders.

During the event there will be a silent auction and other prize giveaways open to all patrons. Entertainment will be provided throughout the evening by various local bands and DJs.

A portion of the proceeds are going to the charities of the Southside Businessmen’s Club, Jacksonville Chamber of Commerce, First Coast No More Homeless Pets, and the Greater Jacksonville USO.

So, if you are a beer lover and who isn’t, next week is the week to explore the scene here in Jacksonville. Look for the Springfield Brew Crew at many of the events and join our merry band to keep the beer adventure going all year!


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Beer 101 Seminar at Intuition Ale Works

Yet another great event taking place for American Craft Beer Week: Intuition Ale Works is holding a beer tasting seminar just in time for the Jacksonville Craft & Import Beer Festival on Thursday, May 19th from 7:00pm to 9:00pm. This Beer 101 Seminar is a sit-down beer tasting in honor of American Craft Beer Week! And the really great thing is that the Festival is the very next evening so everything you learn you will be able to immeidately apply.

Brewer and brewery owner Ben Davis will talk about the history of brewing and beer and walk you through flights of four different styles of beer: English, lagers, Belgians, and extreme beers.

Light food pairings for each of the flights will provided.

If you purchase your tickets this week you can take advantage of an special early bird pricing! Tickets are $15 if purchased this week and $20 after that. Attendance will be capped for this private event so get your tickets while they last.

Visit the following link to purchase tickets:

Tickets can also be purchased by visiting the Intuition Ale Works Tap Room during regular opening hours (Wed-Sat 3pm to 11pm).


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