Goose Island's Bourbon County Release in Jax - Pub Crawl & special events

If you’re a craft beer lover, I bet I can make you salivate with two simple words. Bourbon County … See? Let the slobberfest begin! It all takes place on Wednesday (November 26) and Friday (November 28) right here in Jacksonville! On that Wednesday, 100 lucky people in Jacksonville will be Read more

Now Hiring at Silver Cow & The Annex

Silver Cow and The Annex are looking to add to their Krewe! Previous experience in a bar/ restaurant required. Customer service, cleanliness, discipline and organization a must. Beer and wine knowledge preferred. Must be able to sell and suggest products and beer/ wine/ food pairings. Must be able to Read more

Super Secret Stout Tapping and Toys for Tots - Wed. Nov 26

Hey everyone! Mark your calendars for next Wednesday (Nov. 26). Bold City Brewery will be open at noon and tapping their Winter seasonal, the Super Secret Stout just in time for Thanksgiving and a special cask of the SSS, too! They'll be kicking off their Toys for Tots drive Read more

Pint for Pets at Bold City Brewery - Sat. Nov 22, 6 pm

Critters need your help! Join Bold City Brewery for their 2nd Annual Pints for Pets at Bold City this Saturday (Nov 22) from 6-10pm! There will be a silent auction, 50/50 raffle, and $1 of every beer and wine sold goes straight to FOCCA! Delicious food will be available for purchase Read more

Intuition Ale Works celebrates 4 years of craft beer brewing excellence

Has it really been four years? … WOW! … time flies when you’re drinking great craft beer! Thinking back to the earliest days of Jax Brew Bitch, companion and I remember how excited we would get as we would approach Intuition’s taproom door. What new creation awaited us? Read more

Let's give thanks to our Veterans ...

Where are going for fun today? … tonight? … this weekend? Aren’t we blessed to be able to CHOOSE where we go and what we do? As Americans, we are somewhat distinctive in the belief that we all have that right. It could have been different, you know Read more

Book Signing at Intuition Ale Works

Mark your calendars for next Sat., Nov 15 from 3 - 10 pm and meet Mark DeNote, the author of The Great Florida Craft Beer Guide and editor of Florida Beer News. Mark will talk beer and history and sign copies of his new book. While you're there enjoy Read more

Raise your pint and celebrate International Stout Day!

One definition of the word stout is, “bold, brave and dauntless” I like that – and YOU should, too! TODAY is International Stout Day – a day set aside to honor and enjoy this distinctive dark beer at just about any beer-laden establishment around the world. Even establishments which haven’t embraced Read more

A message to all ...

Hello, all! I wanted to give you a quick update about things. As many of you know, being the in the first year of operations of the Silver Cow, opening The Annex (next door to Silver Cow) within a couple of weeks and being in the middle of dealing with Read more

“Knave! … Pumpion! … if pumpkin be the food of love, play on!”

“Go to, then. We’ll use this unwholesome humidity, this gross watery pumpion. We’ll teach him to know turtles from jays.” WOW! … even William Shakespeare appreciated all the various useful aspects of pumpkins! When he penned this portion of the dialogue between Mistress Ford and Mistress Page in “The Read more

Goose Island’s Bourbon County Release in Jax – Pub Crawl & special events

If you’re a craft beer lover, I bet I can make you salivate with two simple words.Bourbon County2

Bourbon County … See? Let the slobberfest begin!

It all takes place on Wednesday (November 26) and Friday (November 28) right here in Jacksonville!

On that Wednesday, 100 lucky people in Jacksonville will be the ONLY people in Florida to be enjoying the Goose Island 2014 Bourbon County Stout along with a number of its variants during the 2014 Jacksonville Bourbon County Pub Crawl!

This is how it will work:

Starting at 7:00pm, the first 100 people to line up for the Pub Crawl at Silver Cow (1506 King Street – 904.379.6968) will receive an official wristband, Passport and a 5 oz snifter to use while on the Crawl.

At Silver Cow, you will receive a 5 oz. pour of Bourbon County Stout for $5. Limit one 5 oz. pour per Pub Crawler.

Keep in mind, your Passport MUST be stamped in the following order to be able to proceed to the next Bourbon County1establishment to purchase the variants listed with these establishments:

1) Silver Cow (1506 King Street – 904.379.6968) – Bourbon County Stout – 5 oz. pour – $5
2) The Garage (2692 Post Street – 904.894.7465) – Bourbon County Coffee – 5 oz. pour – $5
3) Dahlia’s Pour House (2695 Post Street – 904.738.7132) – Bourbon County Barleywine – 5 oz. pour – $5
4) Kickbacks Gastropub (910 King Street – 904.388.9551) – Bourbon County Vanilla Rye – 5 oz. pour – $5

Once you have your Passport stamped at all four locations, you will receive a Raffle Ticket. The Raffle will be held at 10:30pm for rare and very special Goose Island products and swag!

Please note the 100 reserved spots for the Pub Crawl will be first come – first served. Be among the first 100 people at Silver Cow on Wednesday, November 26 for the Bourbon County Pub Crawl!

What an exciting way to spend the evening before Thanksgiving!

Black Friday (November 28) will have a new meaning this year – you will be amazed.

8:00 AM
Get up early and be up at Beer: 30 (1271 King Street – 904.388.0033) for its opening at 8:00am. You will probably want to get there quite a bit earlier to get in line. WHILE SUPPLIES LAST, those in line will receive:

1) Limited Edition Bourbon County snifter from the Goose Island Brewery!
2) Limited Edition Bourbon County poster!
3) A 12 oz. pack of Intelligentsia Coffee – the coffee used in the Bourbon County Coffee!

Also, Brew Five Points will be providing freshly brewed Intelligentsia coffee! That’s not all! A local bakery will be handing out Bourbon County Doughnuts to those in line!

Inside Beer:30, you will be able to purchase:

12 oz. bottles of Bourbon County Stout
12 oz. bottles of Bourbon County Coffee
12 oz. bottles of Bourbon County Barleywine
22 oz. bottles of Bourbon County Vanilla Rye

Please keep in mind the variants are limited in quantity, so get there early! This event is open to the public so anyone can get in line!

After the event, you will be able to find these bottles at other establishments, including:

Grassroots Natural Market (2007 Park Street – 904.384.4474)
Total Wine & More (4413 Town Center Parkway – 904.998.1740)
Broudy’s Fine Wine & Spirits (353 Marsh Landing Parkway – Jacksonville Beach – 904.273.6119)
Broudy’s Fine Wine & Spirits (5000 Hwy 17 #1,2, Fleming Island – 904.269.7029)
Select ABC Liquors

9:00 AM
You’ll be ready for breakfast – a Bourbon County Breakfast – Kickbacks Gastropub style!

That’s right! After your purchases at Beer:30 head on down to Kickbacks Gastropub (910 King Street – 904.388.9551) for a specially prepared breakfast paired with a 5 oz. pour of Bourbon County Coffee!

Okay … I don’t want to be the cause of a stampede, but the FIRST 10 people in line at Kickbacks will receive their breakfast for free!

Please note – you do NOT have to participate in the event at Beer:30 to line up for the Bourbon County Breakfast at Kickbacks. This event is also open to the public!

NOON
Brew Five Points (1024 Park Street – 904.374.5789) has an incredible event planned for you! The event will be called “Deconstructed Bourbon County Coffee” and will be held WHILE SUPPLIES LAST!

For only $15, you will receive:

1) A pour of the Bourbon County Stout;
2) A pour of the Intelligentsia Zirikana (Rwanda) coffee;
3) A pour of the Bourbon County Coffee.

5:00 PM
World of Beer (9700 Deer Lake Ct – 904.551.5929) will be having a Goose Island Tap Takeover with 14 beers including the Bourbon County Stout, Bourbon County Barley wine and the Bourbon County Coffee!

After the event, you will be able to find the Bourbon County beers on tap at several locations, including:

Zeta Brewing (131 1st Ave North – Jacksonville Beach – 904.372.0727)
Rain Dogs (1045 Park Street – 904.379.4969)
Copper Tap House (13500 Beach Blvd, – 904.647.6595)
The Salty Pelican (12 N Front St – Fernandina Beach – 904.277.3811)
Dog Star Tavern (10 N 2nd St, Fernandina Beach – 904.277.8010)

Don’t miss out on these phenomenal Jacksonville Bourbon County events! For more information on any of these events, please contact the various establishments or visit their websites and social media outlets.

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Now Hiring at Silver Cow & The Annex

Silver Cow and The Annex are looking to add to their Krewe! Previous experience in a bar/ restaurant required. Customer service, cleanliness, discipline and organization a must. Beer and wine knowledge preferred. Must be able to sell and suggest products and beer/ wine/ food pairings. Must be able to multitask in a high volume, high pressure environment. Send resumes and references to info@silvercowjax.com Please do not drop off at Silver Cow.
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Super Secret Stout Tapping and Toys for Tots – Wed. Nov 26

Hey everyone! Mark your calendars for next Wednesday (Nov. 26). Bold City Brewery will be open at noon and tapping their Winter seasonal, the Super Secret Stout just in time for Thanksgiving and a special cask of the SSS, too!

They’ll be kicking off their Toys for Tots drive that day, too! Bring in a new and unwrapped toy and receive a free pint card. You’ll be putting a smile on a child’s face and making their Christmas brighter – all while enjoying delicious Bold City Beer! It’s a win for everyone!!!

The tap room will be closed on Thanksgiving Day (Thurs. Nov 27) so come on in and get your growlers filled for your Thanksgiving dinner!

Thanksgiving 2014 Toys for Tots

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Pint for Pets at Bold City Brewery – Sat. Nov 22, 6 pm

Critters need your help! Join Bold City Brewery for their 2nd Annual Pints for Pets at Bold City this Saturday (Nov 22) from 6-10pm!

There will be a silent auction, 50/50 raffle, and $1 of every beer and wine sold goes straight to FOCCA!

Delicious food will be available for purchase by Super Food Truck. Enjoy tons of great games like giant jenga, corn hole, and more!

Head over and support a great cause. Friends of Clay County Animals, Inc. is an all-volunteer nonprofit raising money for the animals at Clay County Animal Care & Control. FOCCA treats heartworm positive dogs, pays for life saving surgeries, gets the shelter much needed medical equipment and medicines, and advocates for the shelter.

For more information, please visit:

https://www.facebook.com/events/624618494325083/

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Intuition Ale Works celebrates 4 years of craft beer brewing excellence

Has it really been four years? … WOW! … time flies when you’re drinking great craft beer! IntuitionAleWorks

Thinking back to the earliest days of Jax Brew Bitch, companion and I remember how excited we would get as we would approach Intuition’s taproom door. What new creation awaited us? … what new friendship would we begin? Which spectacular staff member would be serving us?

Guess what? … we STILL get just as excited pondering all those possibilities as we enter Intuition Ale Works today!

Intuition Ale Works (720 King Street – 904.683.7720) is turning FOUR YEARS OLD!

The big anniversary celebration takes place at the brewery on Saturday, November 22nd but the team at Intuition will be celebrating the whole week leading up to that day. Here are the details about all of their amazing events!

Intuition will be releasing at least one new beer in the tap room every day from Tuesday (November 18) until Friday (November 21). Here’s the line up:

TUESDAY: State Line w/ Habanero

WEDNESDAY: Cantaloupe Saison w/ Cracked Pepper

THURSDAY: Smoke IPA w/ Pineapple

FRIDAY: Golden Graham Jon Boat

Please keep in mind that each beer will ONLY be available the day it is released. Then, on Saturday (November 10394082_10152479958266453_6063427141845296587_n22), all the beers will be available in the brewery and tap room. There will be 20+ special release brews on tap for the big anniversary bash!

STARTING TUESDAY , NOVEMBER 18TH AT 3PM: BEER PASSPORT!

Interested in trying all 20+ beers? With the Beer Passport you can win prizes for trying them all.

Beer Passports will be available in the tap room starting Tuesday ( November 18). The folks at Intuition will be serving up 7-ounce pours of all their brews. Every time you drink a brew that week, you’ll receive a stamp on your passport to keep track of the beers you’ve tried. If you try twenty or more beers by Saturday (November 22), you’ll get a voucher for a gallon growler and a fill of your favorite brew. PLUS you’ll be entered into a raffle to win $100 tap room dollars!

PLEASE KEEP IN MIND that they are only printing 100 Beer Passports – so make sure to come and get yours on Tuesday!

MONDAY, NOVEMBER 17 FROM 6-10PM: TAP TAKEOVER AT PELE’S WOOD FIRE!

Join Intuition Ale Works as they kick-off their anniversary week with a tap takeover at Pele’s Wood Fire! They’ll have 15 taps devoted to Intuition’s creations and will be offering happy hour all night long. That means $3 Jon Boat, $3.50 I-10 AND $5 pizzas! The Intuition crew will be there with giveaways.

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 18 AT 6:30PM: BELGIAN BEER DINNER AT BLACK SHEEP RESTAURANT!

Intuition is partnering up with Black Sheep Restaurant in 5 Points for a rooftop Belgian beer-pairing dinner on Tuesday starting at 6:30pm.

Join them for five courses by Chef Waylon Rivers paired with some of your favorite Belgian brews like Sage Wit, Honey Badger Saison, Mercury’s Wings BPA, Noir Belg and their seasonal Punk Monk Imperial Belgian Dubbel.

Tickets are $75 and are very limited. To reserve your seat at the table, call the restaurant at (904) 380-3091.

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 18 – BLONDE COFFEE STOUT TAPPING AT BOLD BEAN COFFEE ROASTERS!

Both the Riverside and Jax Beach Bold Bean locations will be tapping a very special collaboration brew on Tuesday. Intuition worked with the Bold Bean team to create the Blonde Coffee Stout, a unique special release brew with oats, cocoa nibs and Brazilian coffee. The beer will only be available at Bold Bean and in very limited quantities, so when it’s gone, it’s gone!

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 19 AT 7PM: BEER AND CHEESE PAIRING WITH CYPRESS GROVE CHEVRE AT INTUITION ALE WORKS!

On Wednesday, Intuition is hosting a special beer and cheese pairing with Cypress Grove Chevre, an award-winning artisan goat cheese maker, in the brewery bar. Debbie from Cypress Grove and Riley from Intuition will be on hand to guide the pairing of 5 cheeses and 5 beers, including a unique One-Off! Special glassware will be provided by Cypress Grove, along with other goodies. Tickets are $20 and are extremely limited. Get yours now at this link: http://IntuitionAnniversaryBeerAndCheese.eventbrite.com

WED, NOVEMBER 19 AT 7PM: INTUITION PINT NIGHT AT ENGINE 15 BREWING COMPANY!

Intuition will be heading out to Jax Beach to spend Wednesday evening with their friends at Engine 15 Brewing Company for an Intuition Pint Night starting at 7pm. They’ll have seven of Intuition’s brews on tap that night: Barrel-Aged Amsterdam Falafel, Noir Belge, Double Elimination, Truck Stop Stout and 3 of our core beers.

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 20 AT 6PM: INTUITION TAP TAKEOVER AT WORLD OF BEER – SOUTHSIDE!

Join the Intuition crew at World of Beer Southside on Thursday evening for the BIGGEST Intuition tap takeover EVER! They’ll be pouring at least 20 of Intuition’s creations starting at 6pm and there will be fun swag giveaways.

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 20 FROM 5:30-9PM – COOKING WITH INTUITION AT JAXSONS NIGHT MARKET!

Intuition is partnering with Jaxsons Night Market to celebrate beer, food and community on Thursday evening! Contributors to their cookbook, Cooking with Intuition, will be selling a number of dishes prepared with Intuition brews at the Market and Cari will be selling signed copies of the cookbook.

Also… cans of King Street Stout will be available at the Intuition Biergarten for the first time outside of Intuition’s tap room !

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 21 FROM 8PM-11PM – BRUNCH FOR DINNER DUAL ANNIVERSARY PARTY AT MOXIE KITCHEN + COCKTAILS!

Intuition is celebrating their dual anniversary with Moxie Kitchen + Cocktails with Brunch for Dinner on Friday night starting at 10pm! This late-night bash will feature an incredible lineup of beers all paired with Chef Tom Gray’s craveable brunch-inspired small plates. Featured beers include Duuuvaaal, Shotgun Shack and several brunch-themed beers brewed just for the occasion.

The Jax Brew Bus will be making a special roundtrip from Riverside.

Tickets can be purchased at http://moxiefl.ticketleap.com/brunch-for-dinner/.

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 22 FROM 1PM-9PM – 4-YEAR ANNIVERSARY PARTY!!!

Intuition Ale Works anniversary will be a beer-lover’s dream. All of their anniversary brews will be on tap along with a long list of special release and barrel-aged treats!

Intuition has pulled a special event permit so they’ll be closing down the street in front of the brewery to blow out the festivities. There will be food trucks out in the street featuring fare by Funkadelic and Driftwood BBQ. The folks at Fretto Prints will be there all day with their on-site t-shirt printing contraption selling unique, one-of-a-kind souvenir tees.

Intuition will also be hosting a raffle to raise money for the Florida craft beer political committee. Just $10 per ticket gives you the chance to win a Yeti cooler bag customized by Burro Bags or an UNDERDARK package that includes bottles of all three vintages and lots of swag!

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 23 AT 11AM: HANGOVER BRUNCH AT MELLOW MUSHROOM – AVONDALE!

Join Intuition as they shake off an epic week with a Hangover Brunch at Mellow Mushroom Avondale on Sunday morning! They’ll have 10 of Intuition’s brews on tap to pair with their already awesome brunch menu, including some breakfast one-offs and the return of Contraption, a special release double IPA.

Personally, I wish to extend my heartfelt appreciation to everyone at Intuition Ale Works for all you have done for the Jacksonville craft beer community. I also thank you for what y’all have done for me and companion in our endeavors – and for making Intuition Ale Works always an enjoyable stop on Jax Brew Bitch Prowls.

Intuition Ale Works (720 King Street – 904.683.7720)

http://www.intuitionaleworks.com/

https://www.facebook.com/IntuitionAle

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Let’s give thanks to our Veterans …

Where are going for fun today? … tonight? … this weekend? Aren’t we blessed to be able to CHOOSE where we go and happy-veterans-day-pictureswhat we do? As Americans, we are somewhat distinctive in the belief that we all have that right.

It could have been different, you know – and still could be. What makes the difference – what keeps tyrannical power from ruling over us – dictating our every move – is our armed forces. They have made and continue to make the difference – those brave men and women who have and continue to protect our freedoms.

If you are out and about this week and notice a veteran or active duty soldier, please consider buying them a pint to show your appreciation for what they do. Have no doubt they will appreciate it and will remember your kind and thoughtful gesture.

On behalf of companion and myself, thank you veterans and active duty military personnel for making this country strong.

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Book Signing at Intuition Ale Works

Mark your calendars for next Sat., Nov 15 from 3 – 10 pm and meet Mark DeNote, the author of The Great Florida 51Pojiij6TL._SY344_BO1,204,203,200_Craft Beer Guide and editor of Florida Beer News. Mark will talk beer and history and sign copies of his new book. While you’re there enjoy a delicious pint from Intuition Ale Works!
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Raise your pint and celebrate International Stout Day!

One definition of the word stout is, “bold, brave and dauntless”r620-a61e37efe84a636af2b94d34fd3b338c

I like that – and YOU should, too!

TODAY is International Stout Day – a day set aside to honor and enjoy this distinctive dark beer at just about any beer-laden establishment around the world. Even establishments which haven’t embraced “craft beer” will probably have Guinness or Smithwick on tap. If you are a newbie to anything other than the mass-produced brands of beer, be brave and step out of the norm by trying one of these stouts, available almost everywhere.

Those more immersed in the world of microbrews will most likely be looking for something heavier – higher alcohol content – with notes of chocolate, coffee or anise.

So today, be determined to become emboldened and be dauntless in your search for significant and delicious stouts on International Stout Day! The only loser is the non-participant!

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A message to all …

Hello, all!

I wanted to give you a quick update about things. As many of you know, being the in the first year of operations248068_311493365602946_352137400_n of the Silver Cow, opening The Annex (next door to Silver Cow) within a couple of weeks and being in the middle of dealing with my mother’s failing health in Louisiana and trying to get her transferred to Florida, I haven’t been able to stay up on posts here at JaxBrewBitch.

I hope you will continue to bear with me as I deal with these major things.

As an update, I have a new section of JaxbrewBitch which will have a lot of useful information for you. It is approximately 70% complete – but I believe it will be worth the wait for all of us craft beer lovers! This new section will not replace anything – but augment what is there.

You can tell the site looks different (read that as “messed up”) since GoDaddy moved me over to a new server. It turns out some of my old but useful WordPress plugins cause some issues with the new server (per GoDaddy support) and I am on the hunt for new and better plugins to add more functionality to the current website – functionality for YOU.

Please stay tuned as Companion and I work our way through these things which take so much of our time. I look forward to the day when we’ll see you all out and about and enjoying craft beer – not only here at Silver Cow and The Annex but at all the outstanding “brews and chews” establishments around the Greater Jacksonville area.

It is because of YOU that craft beer is growing in popularity and stature. Your patience and continued support of JaxBrewBitch, Silver Cow, The Annex is certainly and sincerely appreciated. Thank you for all for being here for us.

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“Knave! … Pumpion! … if pumpkin be the food of love, play on!”

“Go to, then. We’ll use this unwholesome humidity, this gross watery pumpion. We’ll teach him to know turtles hqdefaultfrom jays.”

WOW! … even William Shakespeare appreciated all the various useful aspects of pumpkins! When he penned this portion of the dialogue between Mistress Ford and Mistress Page in “The Merry Wives of Windsor”, he used the word “pumpion” for what we now refer to as pumpkin.

Modern society has bastardized “pumpion” to describe a person who has little regard for his/her appearance or smell and enjoys making snide comments aloud to get a reaction. There are pompous folks who have, as companion eloquently defines, a “goat-smellin’ ass.”

Whereas the modern “pumpions” seem to show their … well, you know … at all times of the year, the “pumpion” of Billy Shakespeare’s time garners much more attention as the Fall/Winter seasons descend upon us – not only in kitchens around the country – but in microbreweries, as well. You’ll now be seeing all manner of pumpkin beers appear on the shelves of local packaged beer purveyors and along tap line-ups of several Greater Jacksonville area craft beer establishments.

For those new to craft beer, be aware there are variants in this style and each variant finds palates for which they satisfy. Typically, you’ll find one variant and “stick with it” from year to year.

Here is a simple list of three pumpkin beers, each with different tastes:

Southern Tier Brewing Company Pumking Imperial Pumpkin AleIMG_0041
All Hallow’s Eve is a time of the year when spirits can make contact with the physical world, and when magic is most potent. It is thought that we harness this magic to brew our powerful pumpkin ale. Not so, but it is with great respect to the magic of their trade that our brewers produce this fine beer. Take a whiff of this complex ale and your journey has just begun. At first sip, a magical spell will bewitch your taste buds, yet another victim enraptured by the Pumking. Note: 8.6% ABV

Shipyard Brewing Company Pugsley’s Smashed Pumpkin
A big bodied beer with a light coppery orange color and pleasing aroma of pumpkin and nutmeg. Pale Ale, Wheat and Light Munich malts combine with the natural tannin in pumpkin and the delicate spiciness of Saphir and Hallertau Hops to balance the sweetness of the fruit. Note: 9.0% ABV

Cigar City Good Gourd Imperial Pumpkin Ale
Pours orange in color with notes of buttered pie crust, roasted pumpkin, and a melange of pumpkin pie spices. Medium bodied with flavors of caramel and roasted pumpkin notes and an underpinning of floral hop bitterness that leads into a harmonious blend of pumpkin pie spice and finishes with drying alcohol heat that creates a balance with caramel in the finish. Note: 8.5% ABV & 35 IBUs

Embrace the season – visit your favorite craft beer establishments and select a pumpkin ale on tap – and find a bottle or two or three to take home. Keep in mind this is truly a seasonal thing – even as a craft beer newbie, you’ll find that you will save your pumpkin beer selections for the Fall and Winter.

You may encounter someone who turns their nose up to your selection. They might even say, “I just don’t like any vegetable beer. Why would anyone mix gross watery pumpkin with good beer?” Simply answer,

“Knave! … Pumpion! … if pumpkin be the food of love, play on!” … To their silent and confused response, then add:

“Get Thee and Thine goat-smellin’ ass to a library.”

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On tap at Silver Cow

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Kissmeyer Viking Gose
Nectar Ales Black Xantus Imperial Stout
Struise / Mikkeller Elliot Brew Imperial IPA
Beer Geek Breakfast Oatmeal Stout
Kasteel Rouge
Bluebird English Bitter by Coniston Brewing
Petrus Aged Pale Flanders Oud Bruin
Warlock Imperial Pumpkin Stout
2013 Pumking
1664 Kronenbourg Blanc Witbier
Raging Bitch Belgian-Style IPA
St. Bernardus Abt 12 Quadrupel
Head Hunter IPA
All Day IPA
Nut Sack Imperial Brown
Dark Seas Russian Imperial Stout
McKenzie’s Black Cherry Hard Cider.

Check out Silver Cow’s tap list at:
http://silvercowjax.com/tap-list
or download their app, Silver Cow through Apple and Android

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New arrivals at Silver Cow

New arrivals in the cooler. Enjoy at Silver Cow or take home.
José Martí India Imperial Porter aged on French Oak – Cigar City Brewing, Hoppin’ Frog / Amager (Bryghus) Frog Hops From Amager Imperial Stout – Hoppin’ Frog Brewery, Yodo Con Leche Porter – 5 Rabbit Cerveceria 8.2% ABV 12 oz Bottle and Lagunitas Sucks Imperial IPA ( Brown Shugga Substitute Ale) Lagunitas Brewing Co. in FAT 32 oz bottles


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FL vs GA Pint Nights throughout Jax

It’s that time of year again! Swamp Head Brewery from Gainesville, FL vs. Terrapin Beer Co. from Athens, GA. Make _uploads_2014_10_FL-GA-Events_0plans to visit and meet the reps and you may collect some nifty swag and pint glasses to take home.

Wed, Oct 29 – Engine 15 Brewing, 4-7 pm Buy the pint, keep the glass!

Thurs, Oct 30 – Kickback’s Gastropub will tap six kegs from each brewery. 6-9 pm.

Fri, Oct 31 – Mellow Mushroom Southside will serve a variety of beers from the two breweries, along with games, costume contests and giveaways. 6-9 pm.

Sat, Nov 1 – World of Beer, 3pm til will put five or more kegs from each brewery on tap for the big game, with brewery swag up for grabs.

For more details visit my friends over at Amber Waves with the Florida Times Union

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Zeta Brewing honors our Military every Monday

Zeta Brewing celebrates and honors our brave men and women who serve our Military every Monday with “Military 1970909_429097957226418_1467185138_nMondays”. Dollar PBRs and half off the entire bill for anyone who has served.

Click here to see what Zeta has brewing!

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Craft Beer Dinner feat. Founders at Gas Full Service – Oct 29

The awesome and creative staff at Gas Full Service Restaurant located in St. Augustine are taking reservations for 10313009_783276721714576_92637893844828576_ntheir Beer Dinner Event featuring Founder’s Brewing happening on Wednesday, October 29, 2014 starting at 6pm.

Tickets are $75 per person for 6 courses with 6 Beers.

The Menu:
1 All Day IPA w/ Cracked Black Peppercorn Flatbread Crackers Goat Cheese and Spicy Citrus Marmalade
2 Red’s Rye IPA w/ roulade of Boar Tenderloin and Rye Berry Stuffing Orange Balsamic Reduction
3 Rübaeus w/ local bitter greens salad with roasted cocoa nibs, prosciutto, roast beets, quail egg, parmesan tuille and raspberry/ citrus vinaigrette
4 Dirty Bastard Scotch Ale w/ Braised Elk Tacos
5 Dark Penance Black IPA w/ Marinated Grilled Breast of Pheasant and Harvest time roasted Vegetables
6 Breakfast Stout w/ Bacon Hazelnut Creme Brulee

For Reservations call 904-217-0326

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Bells Brewery Night at Brewers Pizza

Tonight at Brewer’s Pizza, 6 – 8 pm! Stop in for Bell’s Brewery, Inc. (Official) night and for your chance to win 150115_858671807490668_6834017843276547310_nsome cool Bell’s swag … If you pinch Trevor on the rear he will give you something extra special!! ;)

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Help support K9′s and get $1 off your growler fill at Veterans United Craft Brewery

$1 off growler fills when you stop by Veterans United Craft Brewery and help support Military Working Dog Team Support Association. (MWDTSA), a nonprofit organization supporting U.S. military dogs and their handlers.

VUCB has been collecting large Kong toys at the taproom to send to our four-footed warriors overseas to aid in their training and R&R. They will be accepting donations of Large KONG Classics, Large KONG Biscuit Balls, Large KONG Goodie Bones, and Large KONG Extremes. The KONGs will be matched by a free Kong Classic toy or KONG Extreme from the KONG Company. The donated toys will be sent in care packages to deployed dog teams overseas, and the matched toys are used during visits to kennels at stateside bases.

For every toy you donate, take $1 off any size growler fill.
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Recent arrivals at Beer:30 and growler fills coming soon!

Recent arrivals at Beer:30! As always, they’re Hops approved!1654268_925063477504875_4223505239577453665_n

Southern Tier Krampus Helles Lager
Swamphead Saison Due Swamp
Red Brick Thick Silky Double Chocolate Oatmeal Porter
Sam Smith Winter Welcome Ale
5 Rabbit Cerveceria 5 Lizard Latin style wit
5 Rabbit Cerveceria Vida y Muerte
Lazy Magnolia Me & The Dev Ale
Lazy Magnolia Southern Hops’pitality session IPA
Terrapin Moo Hoo Chocolate Milk Stout
Bells Java Stout
Shipyard Smashed Pumpkin
Great Divide Fresh Hop

Pretty soon you’ll be able to fill one of these at Beer:30! Plus keg purchases and tap rentals, too!
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Now on tap at Silver Cow …

Now on tap at The Silver Cow Struise / Mikkeller Elliot Brew Imperial IPA by De Struise Brouwers 9% ABV. According to the brewers, this is the hoppiest beer ever brewed in Belgium.
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Learn to Homebrew on Nov 1

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CASK Group Brew for Learn to Homebrew Day 2014! Please come and brew with fellow club members of CASK (Cowford Ale Share Klub) in support of LHD on Saturday, November 1, 2014 from 10 am – 3 pm.

Brewing will start at 10 am and continue to start as late as 1 pm. There will also be a used Brew Gear table to swap or sell equipment. Lastly, if you are interested in brewing the next Barrel Project beer, an Old Ale, please let Walter or Jesse Johnson know and they will have your ingredients ready for you on Saturday.

Location:
Just Brew It (located next to Bold City Brewery)
2670 Rosselle St
Jacksonville, Florida 32204
Phone (904) 381-1983
http://www.justbrewitjax.com

For more information click here.

Learn more on about CASK and how you can join and receive 10% off all at Just Brew It at http://www.thecask.org/

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Win an IceMule Cooler filled with cans of Bold City Brewery!

Enter for your chance to win the coolest gift ever (literally) The IceMule – The Ultimate Leakproof Portable Cooler! and Bold City Brewery have teamed up and will be raffling off a IceMule Cooler filled with 12 cans of Bold City brews! Just hashtag your most creative photo of what you love about Bold City to #CircleUpBoldCity #IceMuleCoolers #GoJags #BoldCityBrewery

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Pumpkin Palooza at Engine 15 Brewing Co.

Pumpkin Palooza and special release of E15′s Pumpmaster in bottles and on draft at Engine 15 Brewing Company happening tomorrow (Oct 30) starting at 4pm! Plus a special cask of Pumpmaster Aged on Volcanista Coffee and Madagascar Vanilla Beans and Pumpmaster Randalled through Baked Apples and Ginger. Lots of seasonal taps and creative dinner menu with all things pumpkin!

For more info click here.

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Sunday Craft Beer Share at Silver Cow

This Sunday’s (Oct 26) Craft Beer Share will feature a little taste from my home state, Louisiana! sunbeers

During my recent trip home I had the chance to visit several local breweries throughout the state. Some did not have packaged beers for me to bring home, but I will be writing about these and my upcoming brew dates in Mandeville and Arnaudville, La. on my blog at JaxBrewBitch

Join us for a taste of Bayou Teche Brewing, Great Raft Brewing and NOLA Brewing which will soon be available on tap here at Silver Cow!

We will have beers from all across the country and even a Sweet Baby Jesus by DuClaw Brewing Co.!

For more info about our free weekly bottle share visit:

http://silvercowjax.com/sunday-bottle-sharing-at-silver-cow

$1 off drafts all day, Happy Hour from 3 – 7 pm. Come check out our new extended menu with salads, flatbreads, grilled pitas and sammies!

View and download our menu at:

http://silvercowjax.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/09/Silver-Cow-Menu.pdf

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Art Exhibit to Benefit Planet Swim Foundation feat. local Jags

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“Déjà vu” is the latest art exhibition by Dylan Ross and will be debuted at Silver Cow this Friday, October 24th. That night, from 6-10p, Dylan will host the opening night of his exhibition and also donate several pieces of art to be auctioned or raffled off in benefiting Planet Swim, a local charity.

Dylan Ross is a 26 year old self-taught artist from Douglas, GA.

Dylan’s art has been shown internationally in Holland and Germany as well as NYC, Miami, and Atlanta and is collected by numerous renowned athletes and celebrities such as Dennis Rodman, Lennox Lewis, Jim Kelly and Patrick Schwarzenegger.

His latest exhibition focuses on iconic imagery and portraits recreated in his own style, using a multitude of mediums ranging from markers to paint. Come support a talented young artist, a great charity, and a wonderful local venue!

For more information please visit dylanrossart.com or planetswim.org
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Folio Weekly’s Best Of Jax Party at Bold City Brewery – Sun. Oct 12

Folio Weekly’s Best Of Jax Party will be held at Bold City Brewery on Sunday, October 12 beginning at 4 pm to 8 pm! The amazingly talented 77D’s will be performing in the brewery and a lot of fine food will be provided by the catering team of Mojo’s BBQ! Tickets are $10 each and include 2 Bold City beers, food and live entertainment!

Purchase your tickets at:

http://folioweekly.com/Folio-Weeklys-Best-of-Jax-Street-Party,10803

Folio Best of Jax 2014

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Bold City Brewery’s 6 Year Anniversary Bash – Sat. Oct 18

Mark your calendars (and prep your liver) for Bold City Brewery’s 6 Year Anniversary Bash on Saturday, October 18. $2 Pints all day including BBA Dukes and BBA 1901 (lawd, have mercy!) … Live music all day including the recently paroled Bold City Bandits! Raffles for Free Beer for a Year, killer swag and a chance to wine one of Bold City’s new LED’s.
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Enter to win an IceMule Cooler filled with Bold City Beer!

Attention Jacksonville! NEW CONTEST ALERT! The #CircleUpBoldCity contest with IceMule Coolers has launched! Do you IMBCBlike beer? Do you like cold beer, specifically? How about football? Answer yes to any of those questions? Well, Bold City Brewery has some good news for you. Bold City Brewery has partnered with another local company, IceMule Coolers, to give away a whole 12 pack of beer and an IceMule at each home game this season! What is an IceMule? Well, it’s basically the most portable, high-performance cooler ever made. That’s basically a 100 bucks worth of awesomeness – for free, EVERY HOME GAME. Details, you ask? Here’s the deal, show your love for the Bold City by posting an original photo of what YOU think makes this city so great – then, hashtag your photo with the contest tag #CircleUpBoldCity, also you must be following us and @IceMuleCoolers on Instagram, and finally, tag @BoldCityBrewery and @IceMuleCoolers, that way they can see your entries. That’s it! We will announce the winner the Friday before every home game and let you know where you can pick up your free cooler, full of ice cold Bold City beer. BOOM. Do it. It’s easy.
#CircleUpBoldCity #IceMuleCoolers #GoJags

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Look out Barley Mow Brewing, Jax Brew Bitch is coming your way!

I am so STOKED – and honored! … I get to brew with Barley Mow Brewing Company’s owner Jay Dingman! I will also download (1)have a featured beer in Barley Mow’s taproom – I will be sharing more details soon! My Instagram photo recently won the “Light Up Your Senses” contest and I look forward to scheduling this day of brewing with them.

My heartfelt thanks to everyone at Barley Mow Brewing – for the contest – and their beer!

http://www.barleymowbrewingco.com/

https://www.facebook.com/barleymowbrewingco

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Get over to Veteran United Craft Brewery!

Good morning Jax! You’re about to get a chance to taste this special brew, the Cup-O-Joe Espresso Oatmeal Stout at Veterans United Craft Brewery starting today at 1 pm and VUCB has begun their Mug Club memberships!
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Dog Days of Summer at Silver Cow

Just tapped & Dog Days of Summer! The Silver Cow is donating $1 of every Bold City Brewery’s Duke’s Cold Nose Brown Ale pint and can sold beginning today through Wednesday to support the creation of The John Gorrie Dog Park at Riverside Park.
Just tapped: Tocobaga Red Ale – Cigar City Brewing 7.4% ABV
Page 24 Biere De Printemps Bière de Garde – Brasserie Saint-Germain 6% ABV
KGB Imperial Stout – Widmer Brothers Brewing Company 9.3% ABV
Wild Night Honey Cream Ale – Swamp Head Brewery 5.9% ABV
Pumpkin Ale – Bold City Brewery 6.5% ABV
Dukes Cold Nose Brown Ale – Bold City Brewery 6% ABV
The Ogden Tripel – Goose Island Beer Co. 9% ABV
Deviant Dale’s IPA – Oskar Blues Brewery 8% ABV

http://silvercowjax.com/tap-list

Dukes $1

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Jacksonville Magazine’s NE Florida Beer Cup

Tix are going fast for Jacksonville Magazine’s Northeast Florida Beer Cup, Sept 25, 6:30 – 9 pm! Brews, chews and live entertainment. For more info visit:

http://jacksonvillemag.com/northeast-florida-beer-cup-september-2014/

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Aardwolf Brewery Co. Tap Takeover at Brew Five Points

Join BREW Five Points this Thursday (Sept 25) for Aardwolf Brewery Co. TAP TAKEOVER, 6-8pm. BFP be showcasing four selections from Aardwolf’s repertoire of amazing beers including – Belgian Pale Ale, Hasselhoffenweisse, Gose, and Ermah Gourd.
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New arrivals at European Street

New arrivals at European Street Cafe! Pumpkin beers to help you forget it’s still very hot and humid outside!
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Just tapped at Green Room Brewing

Green Room Brewing just tapped the Lemon Fresh- a lemon lactose cream ale brewed with vanilla and served on nitro. images (31)

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IAW Beer Garden at Jaxsons Night Market

Intuition Ale Works Beer Garden at Jaxsons Night Market tonight starting at 5:30 pm. Head out and visit the Intuition Beer Garden at Jaxsons Night Market every third Thursday of the month at the corner of Laura and Adams Streets!

https://www.facebook.com/JaxsonsNightMarket

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