SLEEPOVER WITH TERRAPIN BEER COMPANY AT GOZZLEPIPE & GUTTYWORKS!

Terrapin Beer Dinner. THAT ought to be enough to get your attention as a craft beer lover! There are just a FEW tickets still available for tonight’s (May 24) Terrapin Beer Dinner at Goozlepipe & Guttyworks (914 King Street – 904.388.9551). There will be eight (8) courses of delicious food Read more

Barley Bus 2015 to roll out! Friday, May 15

It’s that time of year again! I’m excited to announce this year’s Barley Bus will be rolling out on Friday, May 15! Hop on at Copper Tap House on Beach Blvd. and get ready to party at 8 different stops along the way with all your beer included at Read more

Golden Isles Brew Supply Participates in AHA Big Brew Celebrations Held Worldwide on May 2

Golden Isles Brew Supply Participates in AHA Big Brew Celebrations Held Worldwide on May 2 in Recognition of National Homebrew Day Golden Isles Brew Supply (1416 Newcastle St. – Brunswick, GA - 919-675-7225) will host a Big Brew Day event on May 2 in honor of AHA Big Brew! The American Homebrewers Association Read more

Bold City Brewery releases the Orange Screamsicle for Welcome to Rockville Music Fest

If your heading to Welcome To Rockville Music Fest this weekend, be sure to be one of the first to enjoy Bold City Brewery's latest creation ... Oh holy this beer is the shizzicle! I Scream, You Scream, We All Scream for ... Screamsicle! Bold City Brewery is excited to Read more

Brasserie d’Achouffe Night at Silver Cow – April 14

Brasserie d’Achouffe Pint Night at Silver Cow – Tues. April 14, 6 – 9 pm The Keebler Elves have nothing on these guys! Silver Cow is excited to announce that the three gnomes from Brasserie d’Achouffe will be at Silver Cow on Tuesday (April 19) from 6-9pm! Yes, that’s right! Read more

One Spark kick-off and National Beer Day

I can't think of a better way to celebrate National Beer Day than to head on down to One Spark​ and show your support for Jax Beer Society​ and drink local! Be sure to enjoy a pint of Intuition Ale Works​'s One Spark Kolsch and One Spark Alt. support Read more

Bold Vision Charity Pint Night at Bold City Brewery - Sat, April 11

Join Jacksonville VisionWalk team Bold Vision for Charity Pint Night here at Bold City Brewery this Saturday, 7 - 11 pm. We will donate $1 from every pint purchased to the Jacksonville VisionWalk. There will also be a silent auction for a variety of items. Live music from Fleeting Read more

Solids & Stripes Charity Night for Foundation Fighting Blindness

Solids & Stripes in Orange Park (Park Village, 175 Blanding Blvd #4, Orange Park, FL 32073 Phone:(904) 272-7799) will be hosting an 8 Ball Tournament on Saturday, April 18, starting at 1 pm to benefit Foundation Fighting Blindness. $20 per person and $1 select drafts! Learn more about Foundation Read more

Celebrate National Beer Day at Seven Bridges

Celebrate National Beer Day at Seven Bridges, Tuesday, April Read more

Intuition Ale Works Mug Club Marauder events at Silver Cow & Dahlias Pour House

News from the great team at Intuition Ale Works: Mark your calendars for these upcoming Intuition Ale Works Mug Club Marauder events: Monday, April 27 from 6-9 pm at the Silver Cow (1506 King Street) Great food and beer specials for Mug Club Members...come out to support the bar owner, Read more

SLEEPOVER WITH TERRAPIN BEER COMPANY AT GOZZLEPIPE & GUTTYWORKS!

Terrapin Beer Dinner. THAT ought to be enough to get your attention as a craft beer lover!GandG

There are just a FEW tickets still available for tonight’s (May 24) Terrapin Beer Dinner at Goozlepipe & Guttyworks (914 King Street – 904.388.9551). There will be eight (8) courses of delicious food and OVER 40 – that’s right – OVER 40 Terrapin Beer Co. beers included in the ticket price – which is only $76 (including tax and tip)! The dinner will be from 6 to 11pm BUT HOLD ON! LISTEN TO THIS!

Don’t miss this RARE opportunity – so unique – not only because of the OVER 40 Terrapin beers included – and not only because Spike from Terrapin will be there – but also because you can be part of a SLEEPOVER! When you call (904.388.9551) or go by G&G today to purchase your tickets, let them know you want to sleepover!

All you have to do is bring your tent, sleeping bag, whatever you want to sleep in (appropriate attire is expected, of course) and Steve and staff will provide you a place to rest your “beery-head” tonight! There is no extra charge for this once-in-a-lifetime experience of sharing some memorable fellowship with other craft beer lovers!

THAT’S NOT ALL!
At the event, Steve will be selling tickets to tomorrow’s Terrapin Beer Breakfast Brunch for $20 which includes an array of tasty breakfast creations and six (6) Terrapin Beer Company Wake-N-Bake variants! Make sure to get your name on the list! When you purchase your tickets for tonight’s event, let them know you also want to be part of the Terrapin Beer Breakfast Brunch which is scheduled to begin at 9 am!

CALL NOW! Again, the number is (904.388.9551)
Look for our tent tonight – it will be easy to spot. It will be the one which sounds like there is a running chain saw inside. Companion does snore a bit!

Goozlepipe and Guttyworks

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Goozlepipe-Guttyworks/366705693481567

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Barley Bus 2015 to roll out! Friday, May 15

It’s that time of year again! I’m excited to announce this year’s Barley Bus will be rolling out on Friday, May barlye bus 215!
Hop on at Copper Tap House on Beach Blvd. and get ready to party at 8 different stops along the way with all your beer included at each stop!
That’s right! Only $20 covers your ride and your beers. Spaces are limited and it’s first come, first serve.
The 8 stops on this exciting evening are:
Copper Tap House
Green Room Brewing
World Of Beer – Beaches (located across the street from Green Room)
World Of Beer – Southside
Bold City Brewery
Kickbacks Gastropub
Dahlia’s Pour House
Silver Cow

Silver Cow, the last stop for the Barley Bus will be featuring special and rare brews from each of the breweries noted below!

Breweries which will be involved are:
Kona Brewing Company
Bold City Brewery
Green Room Brewing
Sweet Water Brewing Company
Goose Island Brewing Company
Southern Tier Brewing Company
Green Flash Brewing Company

More details coming soon!

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Golden Isles Brew Supply Participates in AHA Big Brew Celebrations Held Worldwide on May 2

Golden Isles Brew Supply Participates in AHA Big Brew
Celebrations Held Worldwide on May 2 in Recognition of National Homebrew Day

Golden Isles Brew Supply (1416 Newcastle St. – Brunswick, GA – 919-675-7225) will host a Big Brew Day event on May 2 in honor of AHA Big Brew!

The American Homebrewers Association (AHA) created AHA Big Brew as an annual, worldwide celebration of National golden isleHomebrew Day. AHA Big Brew is held each year on the first Saturday in May and brings together thousands of homebrewers from around the world, all brewing the same beer recipes.

At noon Central time, homebrewers raise their glasses of homebrewed ales and lagers for a simultaneous toast to homebrewing, a hobby that hundreds of thousands of people all over the globe enjoy. More than 8,000 beer enthusiasts from North America, Europe, Africa, Asia, South America and Australia are expected to participate this year.

The event will take place in the square located between Ned Cash Jewelers and Tipsy McSways. There will be beer-making demonstrations, homebrewed beer tastings and more. Golden Isles Brew Supply will also be raising awareness for their anticipated move to Historic Downtown Brunswick later in May.

Golden Isles Brew Supply is happy to invite anyone interested in homebrewing to stop by from 12 to 6 on Saturday, May 2, 2015 to join the fun!

For more information, please contact Joshua Austin at: jraustin@goldenislesbrewsupply.com

Homebrewers are encouraged to register their AHA Big Brew sites on the AHA website. For more information on AHA Big Brew, please visit the Events section of the Homebrewers Association website.

American Homebrewers Association (http://www.homebrewersassociation.org/)
Homebrewers Association (http://www.homebrewersassociation.org/aha-events/national-homebrew-day/)

About Golden Isles Brew Supply:
Golden Isles Brew Supply is a local homebrew supply store that sells beer, wine, and soda making supplies to hobbyists of all types. They opened in Lanier Plaza in June of 2014, and will soon become one of Historic Downtown Brunswick’s newest business when they move to 1422 Newcastle St on May 26th.

www.goldenislesbrewsupply.com

https://www.facebook.com/goldenislesbrewsupply

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Bold City Brewery releases the Orange Screamsicle for Welcome to Rockville Music Fest

If your heading to Welcome To Rockville Music Fest this weekend, be sure to be one of the first to enjoy Bold CityScream Sicle Tap Handle Brewery’s latest creation … Oh holy this beer is the shizzicle!

I Scream, You Scream, We All Scream for … Screamsicle! Bold City Brewery is excited to announce the creation of a new Bold City beer! – the Orange Screamsicle which will be available at Welcome To Rockville at Metropolitan Park this weekend!

This brew uses big fat bourbon vanilla beans, sweet orange peel and a bit of milk sugar to achieve that flavor we all knew as a kid, an ice cold Creamsicle Popsicle! Just like the Popsicle, this brew is great on a hot Florida day. Super drinkable (insert buzz word ‘sessionable’) with a low enough ABV that you can enjoy a few! We hope you all have as much fun drinking this brew as we did making it! Note: 4.5% ABV & 21 IBUs

It will be available in the taproom starting Thursday (Apr 30)

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Brasserie d’Achouffe Night at Silver Cow – April 14

Brasserie d’Achouffe Pint Night at Silver Cow – Tues. April 14, 6 – 9 pm la chouufee belgian strong

The Keebler Elves have nothing on these guys!

Silver Cow is excited to announce that the three gnomes from Brasserie d’Achouffe will be at Silver Cow on Tuesday (April 19) from 6-9pm!

Yes, that’s right! The famous Houblin, McChoudfe and nice Chouffe will be making a special appearance for this event which will feature three taps from Brasserie d’Achouffe and folks from Brown Distributing will be providing swag and glassware as giveaways!

In addition, Silver Cow will be developing a awesome beer and cheese pairing for this event – so please mark you calendars and be sure to plan to visit Silver Cow on April 19 for this very special event!
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One Spark kick-off and National Beer Day

I can’t think of a better way to celebrate National Beer Day than to head on down to One Spark​ and show your support for Jax Beer Society​ and drink local! Be sure to enjoy a pint of Intuition Ale Works​’s One Spark Kolsch and One Spark Alt. support J

Look for and show your love and support for JBS – Project #21887. They will be located on Laura St near Visit Jacksonville.

Jax Beer Soc

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Bold Vision Charity Pint Night at Bold City Brewery – Sat, April 11

Join Jacksonville VisionWalk team Bold Vision for Charity Pint Night here at Bold City Brewery this Saturday, 7 – 11 pm. We will donate $1 from every pint purchased to the Jacksonville VisionWalk. There will also be a silent auction for a variety of items. Live music from Fleeting Glimpse.
For more information visit the link below.
https://www.facebook.com/events/377067709143781/
FFB flyer

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Solids & Stripes Charity Night for Foundation Fighting Blindness

Solids & Stripes in Orange Park (Park Village, 175 Blanding Blvd #4, Orange Park, FL 32073 Phone:(904) 272-7799) will be hosting an 8 Ball Tournament on Saturday, April 18, starting at 1 pm to benefit Foundation Fighting Blindness. $20 per person and $1 select drafts!

Learn more about Foundation Fighting Blindness at:
http://www.blindness.org/
https://www.facebook.com/FoundationFightingBlindness?fref=ts
Solids&Stripes

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Celebrate National Beer Day at Seven Bridges

Celebrate National Beer Day at Seven Bridges, Tuesday, April 7.
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Intuition Ale Works Mug Club Marauder events at Silver Cow & Dahlias Pour House

News from the great team at Intuition Ale Works:iaw mug club

Mark your calendars for these upcoming Intuition Ale Works Mug Club Marauder events:

Monday, April 27 from 6-9 pm at the Silver Cow (1506 King Street)
Great food and beer specials for Mug Club Members…come out to support the bar owner, Regina Heffington, a fellow Mug Clubber!!

Monday, May 11 at 6:30pm at Dahila’s Pour House (2695 Post Street)
Beer Olympics and beer specials…prizes and fun!

Also in the works is Intuition’s First Annual Disc Golf Tournament set for Saturday, May 23rd in Klutho Park (Springfield). Check back here for more details later!

Intuition Ale Works (720 King Street – 904.683.7720)
http://www.intuitionaleworks.com/
https://www.facebook.com/IntuitionAle

Silver Cow (1506 King Street – 904.379.6968)
http://silvercowjax.com/
https://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Silver-Cow/178916578946980?ref=hl

Dahlia’s Pour House (2695 Post Street – 904.738.7132)
http://www.dahliaspourhouse.com/
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Dahlias-Pour-House/312695632089849

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Are you ready for One Spark?

OneSpark is kicking off this week! onespark

Many of you came to the tapping party at Intuition Ale Works (720 King Street ) last Thursday where they debuted the OneSpark Alt and the OneSpark Kolsch. These beers will be featured all over the downtown festival starting tomorrow (April 7) through Sunday (April 12). Be sure to make it down to taste the beers and support all of the creative projects on display!

Jax Beer Society is a creator this year and they are looking for volunteers to help them out. In addition to spreading the word about the amazing craft beer scene in Jax, volunteers will help pass out materials, sign up members, promote the daily raffle drawing, pour beer samples, and sell cool merch to raise a bit of cash for the cause. You do not need to be a member to volunteer. Click this link to sign up: www.SignUpGenius.com/go/20F0B48A8A723A3FA7-jaxbeer

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Publix Apron’s Cooking School Craft Beer Dinner feat. Bold City Brewery

We, at Bold City Brewery, are excited to announce that we will be featured at a four-course special Beer Dinner presented by the Publix Aprons Cooking School (Publix store – 10500 San Jose Blvd) on Wednesday (March 25) beginning at 6:30 pm!

Click below for tickets!
http://ww2.publix.com/aprons/schools/Jacksonville/ClassDetailReservations.do?childId=32622

Look at the amazing menu for the evening:
– Killer Whale Cream Ale as a Pre-Dinner drink
– Duke’s Cold Nose Brown Ale – paired with Kale Salad with Duke’s Brown Ale Vinaigrette
– Mad Manatee IPA – paired with Citrus Spice Shrimp Scampi
– 1901 Roasted Red Ale – paired with Coffee Rubbed Brisket & 1901 Roasted Red Ale Mashed Potatoes
– Archie’s Rhine Rye Pale Ale – paired with Spice Cake with Rhino Rye Cream Cheese Frosting
Tickets for this incredible Beer Dinner are $40 each and are available by calling the Aprons Event Planning desk at 904.262.4187. Call now because there are a limited number of tickets. Don’t miss out! Come to Publix Aprons Cooking School and enjoy some awesome food creations paired with delicious Bold City beer!

Publix Beer Dinner 2015 flyer

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2nd Annual Locals Only Beer Fest – Sat. March 28

The 2nd Annual Locals Only Beer Fest is this Saturday! Join the JAX Chamber and ImpactJAX for a laid back afternoon of fun activities and local craft beer this Saturday from noon-5 p.m. There will be tons of beer from Intuition Ale Works, Bold City Brewery, Veterans United Craft Brewery and more. Free admission, 16-ounce beers are $5 each.

Follow the event page for more info and the latest updates: https://www.facebook.com/events/850253508368334/
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Sensory Saturday at Bold City Brewery to benefit First Coast No More Homeless Pets – Sat. March 21

drink ale poster 2015

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Lagunitas Pint Night at Dahlia’s Pour House​

Lagunitas Pint Night at Dahlia’s Pour House​ Wednesday, March 25. Lagunitas will be taking over Dahlia’s taproom. Lagunitas-LogoBuy the beer, take the pint home. Some nifty Lagunitas beer schwag will also be given away.

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Southbound Brewing Pint Night at BREW Five Points

BREW Five Points​ will be featuring Southbound Brewing Company​ for their Tap Takeover, Thursday, March 19 starting at 6 pm! Details below …

southbound

Savannah, GA’s first production brewery takes over the BREW tap line. Stay tuned for details.

Here’s the lineup:
Scattered Sun Belgian Wit
Hoplin IPA
The Reaper Belgian Quad
Moonlight Drive Imperial Coffee Stout

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Zeta Tasting feat. Sixpoint Brewery – Wed. March 11

Head over to Zeta Brewing this evening for this week’s tasting featuring Sixpoint Brewery. You may get to catch a zetasixglimpse at their cute rep, Patrick! Give him a squeeze on his cheeks when you see him. He likes that! 7 – 9 p.m, $10 per person!

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Pints For Pup – Veterans United Craft Brewery – Wed. March 18

Join European Street Cafe​ (Beaches) next Wednesday startin at 5 pm and drink for a wonderful cause! Veterans United Craft Brewery​ is fundraising for a local charity, Florida Service Dogs, an amazing organization that provides education, advocacy, and professionally-trained service animals for qualified persons with disabilities. Veterans United, Champion Brands Inc, and European Street Cafe are sponsoring some rad prizes for all you awesome fans of craft beer and good food. Visit below for more details!

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Veterans United Craft Brewery is celebrating the release of a new batch of the delicious Scout Dog 44 Amber Ale at European Street Cafe on Wednesday, March 18th. We are hosting Pints for Pups Night with $3 glasses of Scout Dog 44 from 5pm–7pm.

We are fundraising for a local charity, Florida Service Dogs, an amazing organization that provides education, advocacy, and professionally-trained service animals for qualified persons with disabilities. Veterans United, Champion Brands Inc, and European Street Cafe are sponsoring some rad prizes for all you awesome fans of craft beer and good food.

Raffle tickets are $5 and are on sale at the taproom. All proceeds from the raffles will go directly to helping Florida Service Dogs create quality-of-life improvements for special individuals through the use of service dog partnerships. European Street Cafe will also be donating 10% of their event receipts to Florida Service Dogs.

There will be two Veterans United gift baskets chock-full of goodies. Each one includes:

One 32 oz Veterans United glass growler
Two Veterans United logo pint glasses
One Veterans United t-shirt
Signed copy of John Burnam’s book, Canine Warrior: How a Vietnam Scout Dog Inspired a National Monument
One dedication coin from the U.S Military Working Dog Teams National Monument
One Kong Quest bone dog toy
Two Veterans United decals

Value: $85+. Drawing will be held at European Street Cafe, 5500 Beach Blvd, on March 18th. Winner need not be present to win the gift baskets.

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Everyone who purchases a raffle ticket for a gift basket AND joins us for the Pints for Pups Night on the 18th will be eligible to win some other super-cool prizes (like a couple $50 E-Street gift cards!) and brewery swag in separate drawings held throughout the evening. Winners MUST be present to win these items.
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Bonus: The first 44 customers will receive a Veterans United logo pint glass with their beer.

Join us for a fun celebration in support of a great cause!

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Intuition Ale Works host Kegs & Eggs

Most of you know that if you see me running, call 911 … For all you Running Fans, I toast you with brew in hand!kegeggs Be sure to hit Intuition Ale Works Kegs & Eggs event after the Gate River Run starting at 10 am! There is a full dayy of beer activities to follow that day so Beer Up!

For more info visit:
https://www.facebook.com/events/649452421846978/

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Cigar City Pint Night at Engine 15

Cigar City Brewing Pint Night at Engine 15 Brewing Company starting at 4 pm! Buy the pint, keep the glass!
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10 Breweries / 20 Beers

Tonight at Burro Bar starting at 7 pm!
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David vs Goliath – Craft Beer Seeks Tax Breaks

I get visions … no, not clairvoyance … and no, not pink elephants when I’ve been out and about on an extended Jax Brew Bitch Prowl. Hmmm … well, maybe Tinker Beer, the Brew Fairy – but NOT pink elephants – ever.

The visions I mentioned are those I get when I read a book, a blog post, an article.

Reading this article by Kelley Beaucar Vlahos in Fox News – Politics website (http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2015/02/28/beer-battle-congress/) , these visions came to my mind:

David and Goliath, Tip Outs and the board game of Risk.

Tip Outs – defined as:

“An amount or percentage of a server’s tips that the server shares, either voluntarily or as mandated in a tip tip_outsharing or tip pooling agreement, with other employees such as bussers, bartenders, back waiters and host/hostesses whose job duties indirectly assist the server.”

The Government wants their “tip out”. Some of the rationale the Government offers to validate their claim for a portion of breweries’ revenues includes administration of the funding for the infrastructure used by the brewery in roadways and utilities, oversight and enforcement of regulations and public services of police, fire and ambulance availability.

In the article, the common beef that both the Small BREW Act (supported by microbreweries) and thedavid_goliath-1 competing Fair Beer Act (supported by Big Beer) are trying to address is that both David and Goliath feel Government’s mandated “tip out” is excessive and limiting their ability to expand and create more jobs. Although “job creation” is an overused political touchstone phrase, there is no doubt that some of these taxes could best be used INSIDE the breweries – whether micro- or macro-.

The David and Goliath allegory can be easily interpreted. The paragraphs in Ms. Vlahos’s article:

“Driving the fight are small, independent craft brewers, who are growing in both size and popularity in the United States – so much, that beer giant Budweiser spent $9 million on a Super Bowl ad this year mocking the craft beer phenom. Now, the “pumpkin peach ale” producers have their own lobbyists and are enlisting home-district members of Congress to sponsor legislation cutting the excise tax on their sudsy creations.”

and, in discussing the Big Beer-friendly Beer Institute,

“The institute comprises MillerCoors, Heineken USA, Constellation and others, as well as AB InBev. The latter became the biggest beer company in the world, after American producer Anheuser-Busch was acquired by the Brazilian-Belgian giant InBev in 2008. Together, they represent a $245 billion industry with 2,800 breweries and 2 million jobs worldwide.”

stagger the imagination. David has indeed become a contender in Goliath’s world. And that world is getting smaller, bit by bit – craft beer convert by craft beer convert – pint by pint – snifter by snifter.

Big Beer territories are being seized by smaller local-focused craft beer microbreweries like countries in the riskboard game of Risk. The new flags flying over these territories are there because of folks like you who continue to take the battle to the barricades consistently with every beer you order – with every bottle or can you purchase – at every craft beer establishment you frequent.

Thank you for what you do. YOU are our most effective Davids.

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Intuition Ale Works One-Off Wednesday

Oh sweet Baby Jesus, why do I have to be sick today? I sure could go for this right now … It’s One-Off Wednesday iawbourbonat IAW and what an awesome one-off it is … A bourbon-inspired imperial strong ale coming in at 13.5% ABV!!

Details below:
Today’s One-Off is a bourbon-inspired imperial strong ale. This beer was made with barley, corn, and rye and then fermented with yeast from a bourbon distillery before being aged on oak for a year. The aroma and flavor have a rich caramel smoothness with notes of dark fruits, vanilla, and sherry. This one weighs in at 13.5% ABV so 7 oz pours only!

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Barley Mow Pint Night at E 15

Barley Mow Brewing Pint Night starting at 4 pm at Engine 15 Brewing Co. Buy the pint, keep the glass! barley mow

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Aardwolf Brewing to with special bottle release

This Sunday (March 1) Aardwolf Brewing Co. will be releasing their first bottles starting at 2pm, Early Bird Special aged in Jack Daniels barrels! Limit 2 per person, cash only and while supplies last! They’ll also be tapping a keg of regular EBS and 1 keg of the BA EBS. Be sure to get here early!
aardwold barrel aged early bird

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Pints with a Purpose benefit at Brewer’s Pizza – Tues. March 3

brewers benefit
Join Brewer’s Pizza (Orange Park) next Tuesday for their first Pints with a Purpose benefit. Details below from the fine folks at Brewer’s!

The benefit is to provide assistance for the family of Mr. Jeremy Aitken. Jeremy is a dear friend of the Brewer’s Family and General Manager at our Local Orange Park Area Guitar Center. Jeremy and his wife Gloria have selflessly donated their time and resources to helping us here at Brewer’s in several ways and very specifically in helping make for a successful PINGLEHEAD PHOBIA PHEST in 2014. Gloria has even adorned our walls with some guitar art. We want to use our resources as well to help them out in a time of need.

Jeremy’s Mother is going into surgery to remove a brain mass for the second time in a year period. She has Jeremy’s younger siblings under her care. Proceeds collected from this benefit will go towards assisting with her Medical Expenses and Child care.

As with our other events, The event starts at 5pm and goes on until 9pm at closing time. We will be raffling off a Vintage 1970’s Fender Acoustic guitar that has been decoupaged with Beer Stickers and art and donated out of the personal collection of Brewer’s Regular Mr. John Harris. Ice Cream Cake Certificate from the Orange Park Kingsley Dairy Queen, Pinglehead Growlers, Original Art By Kyle Willis and more. There will be live Acoustic music throughout the evening for your listening pleasure and some special taps going on as well as a Bake Sale featuring Baked goods made with Pinglehead Beers hand crafted by Mrs.Gloria Aitken.

Here’s the list of Artists performing for the event.

5-6- Dust to Dust
6-7- Denton Elkins
7-8- Luke Peacock
8-9- Mo Leverett (Official)

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Terrapin Craft Beer Dinner at Gas Full Service – St. Augustine Feb 25

Gas Full Service Restaurant​ is planning another fabulous craft beer dinner featuring Terrapin Beer Co.​ on Wednesday, Gas Terrapin dinnerFebruary 25 starting at 6 pm! Tickets are $65 for six courses and six beers. Call to reserve your ticket 904.217.0326

Menu:
First Course~Rye Pale Ale with Rye Pale Ale Spiedini
Second Course~Golden Ale with Golden Ale Clam Chowder
Third Course~ Turtleneck Winter Warmer with Asian Style Sweet Potato Perogies
Fourth Course~Liquid Bliss with Spicy Sesame Pork Tacos
Fifth Course~ Hopsecutioner I.P.A. with Thai Roasted Game Hens
Sixth Course~ Rec Ale with Lemon Ginger Bombe

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Live Music, Bards & Brews & new craft tappings at Silver Cow

Tonight at The Silver Cow! Live music with Scott Elley 7 pm, Beer & Dinner Deal for $10.99 starting at 4 pm, Bardsbards brews music & Brews (poetry and spoken word) hosted by the lovely Keri Foster starting at 9 pm. Just tapped Anderson Valley’s Blood Orange Gose. Tomorrow, we’re tapping To Øl’s Garden of Eden Fruit Beer for Beer Eddie’fication and DJ Cry Havoc present Pillow Talk with special for the Ladies, all night.

Currently on tap at Silver Cow:
http://silvercowjax.com/?page_id=129

Silver Cow
1506 King Street
Jacksonville, FL 32204

http://silvercowjax.com/

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Cancer for Canine’s Benefit at House Of Beer in Orlando with Bold City Brewery

To all my Orlando peeps! Head out to House Of Beer Orlando tomorrow starting at 6 pm and help support this cancer caninewonderful cause!

Pours For Pooches 5! “Because all dogs deserve to live a happy cancer free life!”

Jeff and Pat have hosted Pours for Pooches in honor of Rada for 5 years! Come join them at House Of Beer Orlando on February 12th from 6 – 10PM. Yes – pups welcome!

Bold City Brewery of Jacksonville and the wonderful folks at City Beverage are donating a half keg of “Dukes Cold Nose Brown Ale” and House of Beer is donating ALL the proceeds from every beer sold in that keg!! It turns out that Duke was the mascot for Bold City and he died of cancer a few years ago and Bold City wanted to help in the fight against canine cancers. Delicious food, treats, the NCCF is sending out some new gear and engraved pints and raffles too!

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Great Divide Brewing Pint Night at E15 — Wed. Feb 11

Tonight is Great Divide Brewing Company Pint Night at Engine 15 Brewing Company starting at 4 pm! Buy the Pint, great dividekeep the glass!

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TPC Sawgrass to host Veterans United Craft Brewey Beer Dinner – Wed. Feb 18

Veterans United Craft Brewery will be having a very special craft beer dinner at TPC Sawgrass, Ponte Vedra Beach Florida on Wednesday, Feb 18 starting at 6:30 pm. Details below:

In the mood for an incredible five course meal paired to perfection with a fabulous lineup of Veterans United beers? Then join us for a delightful beer dinner at Nineteen & Traditions at TPC Sawgrass on Wednesday, Feb. 18th. This is going to be a one-of-a-kind sensory experience where taste, aroma, and beautiful presentation all come together and we can’t wait to indulge!

Tickets are open to the public and are $50.00 per person.

For reservations contact Social & Special Events Coordinator, Carlianne Nawrocki, at (904) 543-5105 or via email at CarlianneNawrocki@pgatourtpc.com

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Mardi Gras & Nola Brewing Tap Takeover at Silver Cow – Fri. Feb 13

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The Silver Cow is celebrating Mardi Gras with NOLA Brewing Tap Takeover this FRIDAY (Feb 13) starting at 5 pm! Beads, Brews & Cajun Chews!

Silver Cow …
Show us your taps! We’ll show you ours … Come celebrate Krewe du Brew with NOLA Brewing for Mardi Gras here at Silver Cow this Friday, February 13, starting at 5 pm and get a sneak peek of the soon-to-be-open, The Annex which is just next door.

On the menu will be: Crawfish Etouffee which was also featured in Intuition Ale Works Cooking with Intuition and Cajun Red Beans & Rice with Smoked Andouille Sausage along with King Cake, Beads and of course Brews from Nola Brewing.

We will feature six brews on tap including one special beer that has never been available in Florida before!

Silver Cow
1506 King Street
Jacksonville, FL 32204
(904)379.6968

http://silvercowjax.com/

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The Discernible Dissing of Craft Beer By Budweiser

Another “Super Big Football Game” in the books. I was in Gainesville at a Bold City Brewery event at World of pumpkin peach aleBeer for the entire game – companion loved it – he was able to see every play of the game.

Now a week later, I have compiled the comments I have overheard from customers during the various discourses at Silver Cow and those companion has overheard at his work into a stack of opinions I have started sorting through.

“Discourse” … hmmm … a wonderful word meaning, “written or spoken communication or debate”. Break it down. Uh-oh. Those three little letters, “d .. i .. s”. Dis.

In modern usage, “dis” has come to mean, “speak disrespectfully to or criticize” as a verb and ”disrespectful talk” as a noun. Negative. Like disjointed, disabled, disadvantage, disagreeable, disappointing, disapproved, disbanded, discarded, discomfort, disdain … I’m sure you can think of others.

Was it the last minute call for a pass instead of a run that has been the topic of discussion? To some disgruntled Seattle fans, maybe. However, it was a Budweiser commercial which has displeased craft beer lovers across the entire country. You saw it. You felt it.

Craft beer was dissed. As I mentioned in a recent article (http://www.jaxbrewbitch.com/?p=18426) and republished by Void Magazine online (http://voidlive.com/food/assault-north-floridas-breweries/), Big Beer would be coming out soon with new commercials slamming craft beer drinkers. I just didn’t know it would be this soon.

Please read this article by E.J. Shultz (http://adage.com/article/special-report-super-bowl/bud-proudly-macro-swagger-filled-super-bowl-ad/296932/) and note what Budweiser VP Brian Perkins had to say about the basis for the commercial.

Mr. Perkins stated “This is not an attack on craft beer this is not an attack on competition. The only other budweiser_fussedbeer that we reference in the spot is a fabricated, ludicrous flavor combination of pumpkin peach ale.” … Distortion.

He goes on to say, “… occasionally we do have a little bit of fun with some of the overwrought pretentiousness that exists in some small corners of the beer landscape that is around beer snobbery. That is the antithesis of what Budweiser is all about.” … Disingenuous.

I’m sure the shareholders are disheartened to know that Mr. Perkins feels free to spend millions on a commercial to poke fun at “small corners of the beer landscape”. “Small corners of the beer landscape” – trying to make it seem like there are just small pockets of “beer snobs” around the country. A backhanded way of slamming ALL of us who enjoy the variety of styles and creativity of microbreweries. The idea of pockets which Mr. Perkins floats up is accurate, though the type of pockets he dismisses as unimportant. Because he knows something.

Mr. Perkins knows that the “small pockets” of folks in the “small corners” of the beer landscape are increasingly choosing to place the money pulled out of those pockets into the hands of microbreweries instead of into the coffers of Big Beer. He has to deal with this reality on a daily basis – in order to keep his job. THAT’S why he felt justified in Budweiser spending millions of dollars to “poke fun” during the Big Game”.

Mr. Perkins also knows that once a Big Beer drinker finds at least one microbrew style they like, they will never return to the world of Big Beer. They have nothing to offer a craft beer convert.

As Mr. Shultz notes in his article, “He (Mr. Perkins) said the goal of the ad, called “Brewed the Hard Way,” is to “talk in a positive, affirming way about Budweiser quality.” The ad, for instance, touts Bud’s “beechwood aged” brewing process that, as the spot notes, has been in place since 1876.”

Think back to when you used to buy Big Beer. Did you choose Budweiser because you knew it was made with a “beechwood aged brewing process”? Not likely. Your disaffection for Big Beer came about due to your preference for more flavorful brews.

Big Beer has an opportunity here. Investing in or purchasing outright successful microbreweries and then LEAVING THEM ALONE. Big Beer, EMBRACE the new beer culture and support it by putting money where more and more mouths are being watered. Beats wasting resources on developing and presenting discordant commercials.

The outcry brought forth by this dismissive commercial has been significant, funny and heartwarming to microbrewery owners and staffs all over. Social media has exploded with reactions to it – and counter-disparaging photos of toilets reportedly holding Big Beer type fluid flood the internet.

So, as craft beer lovers, let’s do something positive. As I point out in my other article noted above, invite a Big Beer drinker out for an evening. Respect your friend’s palate – and look for a “beginner” craft beer. Consider springing for it. We need to gain more loyal craft beer enthusiasts – and it’s time to focus on that.

When we do, we bring about some positive “dis” meanings.

Discover, Disciples, Distinguished.

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Bold City’s Archie’s Rhino Release at Jax Zoo – Feb 8

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Bold City Brewery’s very popular Archie’s Rhino Rye Pale Ale will be having a special Release Party on February 8, 2015. Tix are $35 for adults and include beer, dinner and live entertainment all while helping a worthy cause!

This Bold City creation, named after the Zoo’s oldest male rhino, will be featured at the Release Party event at Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens.

The keg will be tapped just prior to dinner and ticket holders will then enjoy a totally unique beer-themed dinner on Shaba Terrace. For all you wild party animals, live entertainment will be provided by the fabulous Snacks Blues Band!

The event will be held from 6 to 9pm and a portion of the proceeds will go to Rhino Conservation.

Tickets are limited – so get yours now! For more information and to purchase your tickets, please visit:

http://www.jacksonvillezoo.org/content.aspx?pageID=16299&CNM=Archie%27s+Rhino+Rye+Re-Release+Party&latitude&longitude

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Sensory Saturday at Bold City Brewery – Sat. Feb 7

Join Bold City Brewery for Sensory Saturday (Feb 7). They will have The Snacks Blues Band performing in the brewery Snacks Feb 7starting at 7 pm. Dirty Birds Wings On The Fly Food Truck will be there starting at 5 pm and the Riverside Avondale Night Trolley will be making stops here at the brewery starting at 6 pm (Friday and Saturday)

The JTA sponsored Trolley will run on Friday and Saturday evening hauling fun-loving folks around the areas of 5 Points, Avondale and Riverside. To keep this incredible service by JTA, we need to increase ridership – so please spend the $4 for a day pass which allows you to hop on and off as often as you wish! An awesome value! Let’s show JTA our community can support the Trolley!

The Trolley will run from 6:00 pm to 2:00 am using a “Figure 8” route around 5 Points, Avondale and Riverside, including a stop at Bold City Brewery!

For more info, please visit

http://riversideavondalenighttrolley.com/

Make plans to spend the weekend at Bold City Brewery … with great food, an amazingly talented band and delicious Bold City beer!

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