Lumberjackies Pub Crawl - Jax Beer Week

Ladies, get your beards groomed and your livers ready to crawl! The ladies in craft are at it again.... 7 breweries, 7 stops! Alewife Craft Beer Bottle Shop & Tasting Room, 5pm, Barley Mow Brewing Company M Shack Riverside, 6pm, Founders Brewing Co. Rain dogs., 7pm, Brew Bus Brewing Root Down Jax, 8pm, MIA Read more

Alabama knows what's best for you ...

The Alabama Alcoholic Beverage Control Board apparently thinks Alabamians are too weak in self-control, too stupid to know what’s good for them - to buy beer from a brewery without the Board’s intrusively looking-over-their-shoulder. The Board is insulting Alabama citizens by considering a new rule that would require brewers to Read more

Aardwolf Brewery to Release Barrel-Aged El Mariachi Bombers - Sunday (July 31)

Aardwolf Brewery has an awesome event this weekend for all craft beer lovers! They will be releasing their Barrel-Aged El Mariachi Bombers this Sunday (July 31) starting at 2pm! These sought-after "bomber bottles of goodness" well be sold in 2-packs containing one (1) Bourbon-Barrel and one (1) Brandy-Barrel bottle. There Read more

Charity Pint NIght at Black Sheep for DLC Nurse & Learn - August 23

Caleigh Quast, Executive Assistant for DLC Nurse & Learn is a good friend and she is part of an awesome organization – and that organization has an exciting event coming up in August! DLC Nurse & Learn is an organization dedicated to providing a multitude of services to children with Read more

Umm ... eh .. uh .. hmmm

Sometimes, it takes some time for me to develop what I want to say in a post. However, it was quite easy to come up with the intro, body and conclusion for the content of this post regarding the article linked below. I hope you enjoy. "NO, no, no, no, NO, Read more

Wicked Barley Brewing - Grand Opening July 30

Settlement. The concept which comes to mind in most current inhabitants of this planet involves an official agreement intended to resolve a dispute. Floating about in an era of negativity, you have to ask “To what have we allowed ourselves to devolve?” Just a few short generations ago, the word “settlement” Read more

Celebrate Bruval!! with Void Magazine

Bruval Jax is celebrating the North Florida region’s ever-expanding craft beer community! Bruval Fest will be held Saturday, September 10 from Noon to 10pm! This awesome event will feature North Florida’s top craft breweries at the Jacksonville Beach Sea Walk Pavilion (1st St N. - Jacksonville Beach). Plan Read more

Funky Buddha Brewery Night st Silver Cow - Thurs. July 14

Funky Buddha Night 7-14-16 2 Come get FUNKY with us Thursday, July 14 starting at 6:30 pm here at Silver Cow! Funky Buddha Brewery's rep, Jared will be on hand sharing swag, pint glasses and free samples of all our Funky Buddha beers we will have on tap that evening! Read more

Craft Beer Drinkers that Healthier Habits that Non-Craft Beer Drinkers ...

We ALL need a little positive self-affirmation from time to time, right? Please read the linked article below. It is saying something that we craft beer lovers have known, at least instinctively, since emerging from the primordial ooze of our early beer-drinking life: 1) Craft beer drinkers have an overall healthier lifestyle Read more

Draft Beer soon to be available on KLM Airlines

This could add a new wrinkle in the concept of the “Mile High Club”! KLM Royal Dutch Airlines, although delayed a little bit in the roll-out, will soon be offering draft beer from a tap on some of their flights! In lieu of carbon dioxide, the process of delivering the beer Read more

Lumberjackies Pub Crawl – Jax Beer Week

lumberjackies
Ladies, get your beards groomed and your livers ready to crawl! The ladies in craft are at it again….
7 breweries, 7 stops!
Alewife Craft Beer Bottle Shop & Tasting Room, 5pm, Barley Mow Brewing Company
M Shack Riverside, 6pm, Founders Brewing Co.
Rain dogs., 7pm, Brew Bus Brewing
Root Down Jax, 8pm, MIA Beer Company
The Silver Cow, 9pm, Zeta Brewing
Garage RiversidesPub, 10pm, Left Hand Brewing Company
Dahlia’s Pour House, 11pm, Lost Coast Brewery

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Alabama knows what’s best for you …

The Alabama Alcoholic Beverage Control Board apparently thinks Alabamians are too weak in self-control, too stupid to know what’s good for them – to buy beer from a brewery without the Board’s intrusively looking-over-their-shoulder.

The Board is insulting Alabama citizens by considering a new rule that would require brewers to collect the name, address, age and phone number from anyone who purchases beer at a brewery for off-premise consumption. This idea, the brainchild of some “fat-for-brains” appointee, seeks Big Brother powers in knowing how much beer a private citizen purchases – legally purchases, mind you.

Why stop there? Government should be able to know how much chocolate you buy, right? Oh, yeah – and chocolate barrelbustmilk, too – because “studies have shown” too much chocolate or chocolate milk or cigarettes – or fruit punch – or avocados – can be bad for you.

Nick Hudson of Free the Hops, a proponent of the craft beer industry in Alabama has been quoted as saying, “As nonsensical as it might seem, this rule would essentially empower the ABC Board to come to an individual’s house to confirm his or her purchase of a six pack of beer.” Tommy Djilas would be saying “Oh, great honk!” (Google it, folks – companion told me about it)

If it came to that, I would be telling you folks in Alabama when you are approached by the Board to confirm how much beer you bought to tell them “none of your damn business – and get your ass off my property” – and then add, “I’m not saying a damn thing without my attorney present.”

Alabama Brewers Guild Executive Director Dan Roberts says the Board told him the names, addresses, ages and phone numbers would be used to verify the enforcement of Alabama’s 288-ounce limit a person can buy at one time. Two one-gallon growlers and one quart growler. Another asinine regulation brought to the people of Alabama by overreaching pin-heads with a bloated sense of self-importance.

Dang, I guess if we lived in Alabama, companion couldn’t take his truck down and buy fifty one-gallon growlers at one time. Who are these “great thinkers” of the Alabama Alcoholic Beverage Control Board?

Never mind, it doesn’t matter – the only pertinent information about this Board is that they actually think theyCXR59R Abraham Lincoln 16th President of the United States know what is best for others – and by god, they are going to ram it down their fellow-citizens throats – and after they do, what will these Board members do? Heck, we need to know! Will they stop at a fast food restaurant on the way home? Will they “supersize it”? Will they get a large order of French fries? Regular soda instead of diet? Shame, shame … if you do, we’re gonna tell on you.

Abraham Lincoln once said that Prohibition goes beyond the bounds of reason in that it attempts to control a man’s appetite by legislation and makes a crime out of things that are not crimes. So true.

CV Pillay (Google it, folks – companion told me about him) has a great saying which I believe is so appropriate for the Alabama Alcoholic Beverage Control Board:

“Never worry about what I’m doing. Only worry about why you’re worried about what I’m doing.”
Great honk!

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Aardwolf Brewery to Release Barrel-Aged El Mariachi Bombers – Sunday (July 31)

Aardwolf Brewery has an awesome event this weekend for all craft beer lovers!el mar bba

They will be releasing their Barrel-Aged El Mariachi Bombers this Sunday (July 31) starting at 2pm!

These sought-after “bomber bottles of goodness” well be sold in 2-packs containing one (1) Bourbon-Barrel and one (1) Brandy-Barrel bottle.

There will a limit applied of two 2-packs (4 bottles) per person at $30 CASH per 2-pack. The sales will be on a first come, first-served basis.

Aardwolf has stated that if everyone who shows up is able to secure a few bottles, they will remove the reserve at around 3pm (if any bottles are remaining)

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Charity Pint NIght at Black Sheep for DLC Nurse & Learn – August 23

Caleigh Quast, Executive Assistant for DLC Nurse & Learn is a good friend and she is part of an awesome DLC Nurse and Learn Black Sheeporganization – and that organization has an exciting event coming up in August!

DLC Nurse & Learn is an organization dedicated to providing a multitude of services to children with special needs and their families in Jacksonville.

Among these services re:
Inclusion childcare for children of all abilities
Program for infants through preschool
Afterschool care for children with disabilities – preschool through high school
Childcare services provided by DLC allow the parents freedom to work, attend school and provide for the family; thereby the entire family is strengthened
Provide nursing, physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech therapy, and Early Intervention
Serve kids with varying handicapping conditions such as Cerebral Palsy, Down’s Syndrome, Microcephaly, Seizures, G-Tube, etc.
Scholarships available for tuition and therapy
Over $280,000 in scholarships provided to 70% of students last year.
Their program gives children the skills necessary to reach their maximum potential

They have been providing childcare to children with special needs in a Christian loving atmosphere since 1989 and currently serve about 80 children between their two campuses.

Come out and support this worthy organization at Pint Night on the Rooftop at Black Sheep Restaurant (1534 Oak Street – 904.380.3091) on Tuesday (Aug 23) from 3pm to close!

There will be Happy Hour pricing on selected drinks, discounted food and 10% of your bill goes right to DLC Nurse & Learn!

Check out their New Video!
https://vimeo.com/153703085

For more information, please visit:

https://www.facebook.com/pages/DLC-Nurse-Learn/207217682622796

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Umm … eh .. uh .. hmmm

Sometimes, it takes some time for me to develop what I want to say in a post.sewbrew

However, it was quite easy to come up with the intro, body and conclusion for the content of this post regarding the article linked below. I hope you enjoy.

“NO, no, no, no, NO, no, no … and no.”

http://www.foxnews.com/leisure/2016/07/28/scientists-use-solar-powered-machine-to-turn-urine-into-beer/

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Wicked Barley Brewing – Grand Opening July 30

Settlement.

The concept which comes to mind in most current inhabitants of this planet involves an official agreement intended to resolve a dispute. Floating about in an era of negativity, you have to ask “To what have we allowed ourselves to devolve?”

Just a few short generations ago, the word “settlement” had a more popular and positive connotation, though – “a place, typically one that has hitherto been uninhabited, where people establish a community”. Pioneers working together to accomplish things for the greater good.

It was common to see early settlements located in the vicinity of a 4470b78f-b581-4f26-8717-03573c26db39significant water source – a river, a lake, etc. Why? Those with “a keen sense of the obvious” will answer – “For drinking water?” But, why else?

Water served as a means of transport – of goods and people – so, the close proximity of a water source brought folks together socially – and allowed them to procure those things absolutely needed to survive back home – and to maybe share some fellowship, food and drink with other families with the common denominator of making a new life in a new region. A sense of community thus had its genesis with the “crossing of paths” of these early pioneers.

A stratospheric pioneer of sorts, Alex Baumgartner, spoke of two f3680fcc-ffdb-4f40-bdfe-ffeb165ce73ffamous pioneers:

“If the Wright brothers hadn’t put their lives on the line, we would not be flying around the world these days. So we need pioneers.”

Alex, by the way, is an Austrian skydiver who became the first human to break the sound barrier OUTSIDE a vehicle when he jumped from a helium balloon for the Red Bull Stratos project.

All of us in the Greater Jacksonville craft beer community now have IMG_5287a new pioneer to cheer – and support.

Wicked Barley Brewing Company – Naughty Ales for Noble Souls – will have their Grand Opening on July 30!

Last night (Friday, July 22), Wicked Barley hosted a Media Night and companion and I were excited and honored to be invited.

Located at 4100 Baymeadows Road on Goodby’s Creek off the St. Johns River, it is very easy to get there and with its ample parking lot, easy to find a spot.

Granted, they are not a pioneer by geography – Veterans United Craft IMG_5279Brewery is a mere four miles away.
They are not a pioneer in the business of creating craft beer in Jacksonville, obviously.
They are not a pioneer in the business of creating meads and ciders in Jacksonville, obviously.
They ARE a pioneer, however, in combining a microbrewery, meadery, cider house, full-kitchen restaurant and multi-platform transit options – all under one roof!

The décor is modern, light and upscale “trading post on the river”. Very comfortable in its interior and exterior seating options, Wicked Barley will undoubtedly be a very popular destination for drinking and dining.

IMG_5303Their unique focus on providing access from the creek via boat or kayak bodes well for Wicked Barley’s future here in Jacksonville. The dock will handle between 10 and 20 boats, depending on size – and kayakers can pull right up onto the “beach” Wicked Barley has established in this pristine creek-bed atmosphere.

In speaking with Chef Brad (Sueflohn), we learned his plan is to be constantly updating the menu, providing an ever-changing array of unique “good-for the-soul” delicious items. Even the pretzels will be made from scratch!

In speaking with Patrick Pruitt, Phil Maple and Brett Baker of Wicked Barley, some tantalizing details were shared:

• By early September, they hope to have a IMG_5276combination of approximately 20 beers, meads and ciders available!
• Soon, using variants of a base brew creation, develop up to about 40 different adult beverages from which to choose!
• Wicked Barley hopes to host Beer Dinners in the rear portion of the brewery in the future!
• A canning line is on their radar screen – more to come!
• Wicked Barley will be scheduling Special Releases (bombers) in the future!
• There will be other amazing Events at/in the brewery!

Ed, Beth & Steve

Ed, Beth & Steve

We were fortunate to be able to bring Ed and Beth Stansel and Steve and Linda Campbell with us for the evening. Ed was able to ask questions and tour the brewing facility – which houses the equipment for all three creations: craft beer, meads and ciders.

Head Brewer Fred Thibodeaux was formerly Lead Brewer for Cigar City Brewing in Tampa – and turns out to be a Cajun – just like yours truly! Having Lafayette in common I hope will lead to some crab, shrimp and crawfish boils in the future!

There was a wonderful selection of food provided – cheese curds and

with Lacey and Fred

with Lacey and Fred

spectacular sandwiches of broccoli pulled pork. We heard there was other food, as well – but we had not been able to get there any earlier.

We saw Joe Talentino from I Know Jax, the Brew Nymph Linda Johnson and Brett‘ s wife Shannon Baker who has been part of the Jacksonville Chapter of Girls Pint Out since its inception.

Patrick provided a tour of the exterior and dock areas and later,

Linda, Ed & Patrick

Linda, Ed & Patrick

Brett gave companion and I a look at the brewery equipment and a behind-the-veil glimpse of the full-kitchen set up!

We enjoyed the fellowship of the evening and the beer from the guest taps we had selected. It was exciting to see the results of a long road of hard effort on the part of the folks at Wicked Barley in getting permitted, constructed and ready to sell their own creations! A hearty “Well done!” to all of those involved at Wicked Barley for stickin’ with it – and seeing your vision come to fruition!

Owner, Brett Baker

Owner, Brett Baker

My sincere appreciation to Patrick, Phil, Tobin, Brett and Fred for the invitation to the Media Night event and the amazing hospitality of all of the Wicked Barley family – and for staying late and answering my questions!

Jacksonvillians! … it is time for a great new adventure! Grab a non-craft-beer drinker or two and get in your car – or boat – or kayak – or even jump from a helium balloon at 127,852 feet above – and “git yer civilized butt” over to Wicked Barley Brewing Company!

Let’s show them the Greater Jacksonville craft beer community supports them, welcomes them to the family and appreciates their willingness to “risk it all” in establishing a new and unique type of venue for all of us to enjoy!
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http://www.wickedbarley.com/

https://www.facebook.com/wickedbarleybrewing

“Wicked Barley Brewing Media Night Photo Album”

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Celebrate Bruval!! with Void Magazine

Bruval Jax is celebrating the North Florida region’s ever-expanding craft beer Bruval2016community!

Bruval Fest will be held Saturday, September 10 from Noon to 10pm! This awesome event will feature North Florida’s top craft breweries at the Jacksonville Beach Sea Walk Pavilion (1st St N. – Jacksonville Beach). Plan to attend and try dozens of microbrewed creations at this celebration of local and craft beer! There will be a beer sampling area, live music, games and more!

For tickets and more information, please visit:

http://bruvaljax.com/?mc_cid=e794b3859f&mc_eid=73ddc89e74

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Funky Buddha Brewery Night st Silver Cow – Thurs. July 14

Funky Buddha Night 7-14-16 2
Funky Buddha Night 7-14-16 2
Come get FUNKY with us Thursday, July 14 starting at 6:30 pm here at Silver Cow!

Funky Buddha Brewery’s rep, Jared will be on hand sharing swag, pint glasses and free samples of all our Funky Buddha beers we will have on tap that evening!

We will have $2 tacos and It’s also Game Night with Alex and you could win some fun prizes and Beer Cash!

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Craft Beer Drinkers that Healthier Habits that Non-Craft Beer Drinkers …

We ALL need a little positive self-affirmation from time to time, right?creftbeer fox new

Please read the linked article below. It is saying something that we craft beer lovers have known, at least instinctively, since emerging from the primordial ooze of our early beer-drinking life:
1) Craft beer drinkers have an overall healthier lifestyle than our macro-brew preferring counterparts;
2) Craft beer drinkers (especially as their palate develops) are selective when deciding what to spend our money on – fewer higher quality choices rather than cases of cheaper quality beer;
3) Craft beer drinkers budget calories based upon our expected intake (e.g. – there’s an upcoming beer festival in a few days – “I’d better pace myself until then”;
And pat ourselves on the back, number four:
4) Craft beer drinkers are a little smarter than those who drink other adult beverages.

So, when your non-craft-beer-drinkin’ friends call you and ask what you have planned for Saturday, tell them, “Well, I’m going to bone up on some trigonometric formulas, go to yoga class, jog a couple of miles, grab some delicious craft beer then go home and read a book. Want to join me … dummy?”
http://www.foxnews.com/leisure/2016/06/20/craft-beer-drinkers-have-healthier-habits-than-non-craft-drinkers-says-study/

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Draft Beer soon to be available on KLM Airlines

This could add a new wrinkle in the concept of the “Mile High Club”!klm airline drafts
KLM Royal Dutch Airlines, although delayed a little bit in the roll-out, will soon be offering draft beer from a tap on some of their flights!

In lieu of carbon dioxide, the process of delivering the beer would be via air pressure compressor. Heineken is apparently leading the way with getting their special keg into an “airline-center-aisle-and-flight-attendant-friendly trolley” – with the caveat that the beer will need to be cooled prior to loading the plane. Baby-steps. Baby-steps are good – and I hope it catches on. I see flights from one beer region to another having local brews from both regions available, for one thing.

To read up on this developing process, please visit:
http://www.foxnews.com/travel/2016/07/08/klm-airlines-launching-worlds-first-on-tap-draught-beer-on-flights.html

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Extreme Food Fights Competition at Silver Cow – July 18

July 18
We’re very excited to announce we will be working with Food Network’s Extreme Chef winner, Chef Amadeus AND Wicked Barley Brewing Company for the next Extreme Food Fights Competition which will be held and filmed here at Silver Cow on Monday, July 18. Tickets are limited and more details will be announced soon so mark your calendars and join us for this exciting event!

Tickets are $20 and on sale at:

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/chef-amadeus-presents-extreme-food-fights-the-beer-battle-tickets-26330704847

http://www.chefamadeus.com/tour-dates.html

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Goose Island Half Way to Bourbon County Party at Silver Cow

goose event june 16
Join us next Thursday (June 16) for Goose Island Brewery’s Half Way to Bourbon County event starting at 6:30pm! Drinks specials all day and reps will be here from 6:30 – 9pm sharing swag and raffling off a few surprises!

‪#‎gooseisland‬ ‪#‎craftbeer‬ ‪#‎904happyhour‬ ‪#‎silvercowjax‬ ‪#‎riversidejax‬ ‪#‎blackfriday ‬#halfwaythere

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Bold City Brewery Summer Tap Spotlight at Silver Cow – Tues. June 14

Join us at Silver Cow on Tuesday, June 14 for our Bold City Brewery Summer Tap Spotlight!

We will have $4 pints all day long and raffling off Bold City swag from 6 – 8pm. Keep the pint while supplies last and enjoy Carnitas Tacos for $1.50 each!
bcb tap spotlight June 14

Silver Cow
1506 King St.
Jacksonville, FL 32204

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AUCE & Drink Bell’s Brewery Night at Brewz Atlantic Beach – June 8

Tomorrow evening starting at 7pm, Brewz in Atlantic Beach are hosting an All-You-Can-Eat & Drink event feat. Bell’s Brewery. Tix are $40 and include all the Bells Brewery beers you can drink and unlimited cheese and crackers, giveaways from Bells and 15% off growler fills the night of the event for ticket holders! For more information visit: https://www.facebook.com/events/1713744832175913/?active_tab=posts
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Green Bench Brewing Beer Pairing Dinner at Tapa That

No need to worry about what to make or do for dinner tonight (Tues. May 24)! Tapa That is featuring Green Bench Brewing Co. this evening with a 5 course beer pairing dinner and a complimentary refreshing beer cocktail, all for $50.
green bench

Green Bench Brewing Co. Beer Dinner Menu:

Course 1: “Don’t Grisette the Gaspacho”
Chilled Tomato Gazpacho with Fresh Avocado & Jalapeno topped with a Chilled Seafood Salad. Vegan Sub: Sans Seafood Salad.
Pairing: Grisette (Wild Belgian Ale)

Course 2: “The Saison for Trout De Banc Vert”
Thinly Sliced Napa Cabbage, Heart of Palm & Celery tossed in a Sweet Waldorf Dressing & topped with Granny Smith Apples, Walnuts, & Smoked Trout. Vegan Sub: Smoked Heart of Palm.
Pairing: Saison De Banc Vert

Course 3: “Rye Saison a Good Steak”
Lightly Peppered Steak, Thinly Sliced & Wrapped Around Fresh Asparagus. Served Chilled with Horse Radish Crema. Vegan Sub: Sans Steak
Pairing: Rye Saison

Course 4: “768 Ducks of Sunshine”
Fig Demi Glaze Roast Duck Taco with a Root Veggie Succatash & Fig Hoisen. Vegan Sub: Jackfruit
Pairing: Sunshine IPA

Course 5: “Smoke the Chickens Out”
Chocolate Cinamon Rolls with a Smoked Cherry Glaze. Vegan Sub: As-is
Pairing: Dancing Chickens Belgian

$50 Includes:
-Entry and 5 courses
-5 Beer Tastings
-Complimentary Beer Cocktail -
“Tis the Saison”
Pisco Sour Style Saison Infused with Orange, Apple & Rosemary Syrup.

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Bartram Applebees’s Celebrates American Craft Beer Week – May 19

Jacksonville, it just keeps getting better and better for you and your craft beer applebees bartramselections! Bartram Applebee’s invites guests to Happy Hour at the Bee Bar tomorrow, May 19 in celebration of American Craft Beer Week! The Bee Bar will feature several Jacksonville-based craft breweries.

A DJ will be spinning tunes on the patio, and guests will also have a chance to win great giveaways and swag. Several Jacksonville-based breweries – including Bold City Brewery, Veterans United Craft Brewery and Intuition Ale Works – will be featured, highlighting Jacksonville’s buzzing craft beer scene, in addition to some more mainstream favorites likes Samuel Adams and Blue Moon Brewing Company.

Representatives from Bold City Brewery will also be on-hand to meet with guests and share samples from its selection of bold brews. Guests can choose from a range of craft beers on tap to find their new favorite, including:

- Bold City Duke’s
– Veterans United Buzzin’ Bee
– Veterans United Raging Blonde Ale
– SweetWater 420
– Lagunitas IPA
– Intuition IPA
– Intuition John Boat
– Sam Adams Lager
– Sam Adams Summer Ale
– Blue Moon
– Terrapin Beer Hi-5 IPA
– Goose Island IPA

WHEN: Thursday, May 19
4:30pm – 7:00pm

WHERE: Bartram Applebee’s
14560 Old St. Augustine Road
Jacksonville, FL 32258

WHY: The Brewers Association has declared that the 11th annual American Craft Beer Week (ABCW), the nationwide celebration of U.S. small and independent craft brewers, will take place May 16 – 22, 2016. To celebrate ABCW – and Jacksonville’s selection of local craft breweries – the Bartram Applebee’s is hosting a special Craft Beer Happy Hour at its Bee Bar on the patio.

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The Mazer – Meadery and Cider House opening soon in Jacksonville, FL

So, this is what I’ve been doing along with running The Silver Cow and The Annex. The Mazer Meadery &openingsoonmazer Cider House coming to King St. It took me and companion about three seconds – maybe two – to decide we wanted to “partner up” with Ed and Beth Stansel on creating a new spot with a new focus in the King Street Beer District – The Mazer!

The Mazer will be serving meads and ciders (along with a smaller but impressive selection of fine wines and craft beer) and food items especially selected to pair well with the available beverages.

The bar itself will most probably open before the federal and state licenses for producing meads are obtained. The meadery/microwinery will be called East Florida Fermentology and will be headed up by Ed Stansel (he’s won bling for his beer!), a local figure well respected for his homebrewing and fermenting skills. Ed’s recipes have been brewed as commercially viable creations by a number of our local microbreweries.

Follow on Facebook at:
https://www.facebook.com/MazerJax/?fref=ts

For more information about this new venture, please visit:
Or http://mazerjax.com/

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VERNON’S PILSNER RELEASE PARTY. Sat. April 2 at Bold City Brewery

Vernon Dean Poster Apr 2016 2

Join Bold City Brewery for VERNON’S PILSNER RELEASE PARTY. Sat. April 2, 6pm. Live Music, Food & $1 for every Pint will go to St. Johns Riverkeeper.

Vernon Dean, a Bold City fixture in and around the brewery, will never be forgotten by all who visited or worked at Bold City Brewery while he was here. Vernon handled chef duties for Jolly Mon Catering inside Bold City and suddenly passed away in January 2015. We have brewed a special beer in his honor – Vernon’s Pilsner – which was created to reflect Vernon’s lovable golden and bitter personality. This is Bold City’s first pilsner.

This Saturday (April 2), Bold City Brewery is honored to host the VERNON’S PILSNER RELEASE PARTY starting at 6 pm and a toast to Vernon at 7 pm! We will be donating $1 from every pint sold to St. Johns Riverkeeper, an organization that was close to Vernon’s heart.

There will be live music performed by the awesome Kustom Deluxe band beginning at 7pm and La Bodega Original will be serving Paella for this special event. As a reminder, the JTA Trolley will be running that evening and you can get your passes right here at Bold City!

Come out and join Bold City Brewery as they celebrate the life of Vernon Dean! We’re sure he’d say we are just doing this as an excuse to drink!

Follow on Facebook at:
https://www.facebook.com/events/690776134358164/

JTA Trolley Info:
http://riversideavondalenighttrolley.com/tickets/

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The Underdark will be unleashed at Intuition Ale Works

Special beer releases ignite excitement within pockets of the craft beer community. Our local releases bring Jacksonvillians out in droves and some of these releases achieve multi-region acclaim through the various beer exchange programs and folks simply taking a bottle or two with them when they visit family and friends outside of Florida.

Underdark 2016
One such release is the incredible Underdark Barrel Aged Imperial Stout created by the very talented brewers at Intuition Ale Works. Each year, on calendars of craft-beer-focused individuals (and couples) here in the Greater Jacksonville area, the date of its release is circled BIG! With good reason!

This Saturday (Feb 6), Intuition Ale Works (720 King Street – 904.683.7720) will be releasing this year’s Underdark – aged for over a year in Redemption Rye Whiskey barrels!

Intuition’s bar will be open from Noon to 9pm. Please note they will be closing down King Street in front of the brewery, so please pre-plan your parking! Multiple vintages of Underdark will be on tap along with several small-batch brews. Limited edition Tees and Snifters will be available for purchase and Funkadelic Food Truck and M Shack will be on site selling their delicious food creations!

Bottle sales will begin promptly at NOON on Saturday, Feb 6th, at the brewery. Bottles are $15 each, CASH ONLY, limit two bottles per person! These bottles WILL sell out quickly, so be sure and get to Intuition early!

For more information, please visit: https://www.facebook.com/events/195051634179482/

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50% Off Drafts for Jax GPO 3rd Wed. at Silver Cow

Silver Cow 3rd Wed
Silver Cow 3rd Wed
The Jacksonville Chapter of Girls Pint Out (JGPO) will be having a Meetup at Silver Cow on Wednesday (Feb 17) from 5 – 10 pm! As a JGPO member, you can enjoy 50% off drafts that night!

MEMBERSHIP IS FREE! To sign up and get your membership card, simply provide me (info@jaxgirlspintout.com) your email address (for future blasts) and like our facebook page at: https://www.facebook.com/GirlsPintOutJacksonville/?ref=hl

Please remember you must sign up and join JGPO before the event (OR at Silver Cow that evening) – OR show your membership card to receive the discount.

That evening, we are excited to have Jamee Parsons with us as our special guest! Jamee is a brewer, homebrewer and has an extensive knowledge when it comes to craft beer!

A little about Jamee …

Jamee Parsons is a local craft beer enthusiast, former professional brewer, homebrewer, and Cicerone™ Certified Beer Server. Along with sampling her way through the craft beer scene, she has taught beer school at European Street Cafe, and Veterans United Craft Brewery. It is Jamee’s goal to share her passion to help break the myth that girls don’t drink beer. Her favorite pairing is beer and pie, and she has a fondness for porters, sour brown ales, and dogs.

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Bold City Beer Dinner at Tapa That – Feb 9

Bold City Brewery is excited to announce a Bold City Beer Dinner at Tapa That (820 caskLomax Street – 904.376.9911) on Tuesday (Feb 9) from 6 – 9 pm. Tickets are only $50 and can be purchased via the link below.

Look at the incredible menu for the evening:

Course 1:
Killer Grilled Watermelon Salad
A citrus salad of baby arugula, mint, and feta atop a wedge of sweet grilled watermelon with a garlic balsamic glaze
Paired with Killer Whale Cream Ale

Course 2:
Goat on the Fritz
A tangy twist on a classic beer cheese soup with Hefeweizen and whipped goat cheese
Paired with Fritz Hefeweizen

Course 3:
Rye-no Ceviche?
A citrus ceviche of fresh scallop, shrimp, tilapia, and calamari marinated with the bold flavors of Rhino Rye
Paired with Archie’s Rhino Rye Pale Ale

Course 4:
Duke’s Bison Slider
Duke’s brown ale infused Worcestershire and bits of jalapeno in a bite size Bison slider topped with fresh avocado spread, baby arugula and fresh tomato served with steak fries and Duke’s Worcestershire ketchup
Paired with Duke’s Cold Nose Brown Ale

Course 5:
1901 Truffle Shuffle
A variety of coated truffles including cayenne covered, salted pistachio, and cocoa
Paired with 1901 Red Ale

Don’t miss out on this awesome opportunity!

Purchase tickets at:

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/bold-city-beer-pairing-dinner-tickets-20962635808

More details at:

https://www.facebook.com/events/203940783290988/

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JaxGPO Night at Silver Cow – 3rd Wednesday & 50% off draft beer

Hello Ladies! I started the Jacksonville Chapter of Girls Pint Out in 2013 because I saw a need for women who loved or were Silver Cow 3rd Wedinterested in craft beer to come together to support one another as SISTERS as we charged forward in the predominantly male-oriented craft beer industry.

With the opening of my own craft-beer centric establishments (Silver Cow and The Annex), I was forced to tear myself away from arranging events for this amazing group of girls.

I am now UN-TEARING myself away – by offering the Jacksonville Chapter of Girls Pint Out (JGPO) some very special specials and opportunities.

Members (no membership fee – it’s free!) will receive:

Monthly: 50% off ALL draft beers on the Wednesday of the monthly JGPO event;
Weekly: 20% off ALL draft beers on Sundays and every Wednesday not having the monthly JGPO event
Special guest featuring their craft beer knowledge and expertise
Raffles for craft beer and swag
Opportunity of participating in charitable events as JGPO members
To become a member, simply follow Jacksonville Girls Pint Out on facebook and send an email to info@jaxgirlspintout.com with the date you followed and your name. A membership card will be created just for you to use in the future at JGPO events!

Please note the discounts will be applied to member’s draft beer ordered – not others in your group. So, get them ALL to join. Sorry, guys – JGPO is LADIES ONLY – but companion has convinced me to startJax Brew Brethren – look for more in the future!

The FIRST rebirthing event of the Jacksonville Chapter of Girls Pint Out will be held at (Silver Cow/Annex) on Wednesday, January 20, 2016 beginning at 5 – 10 pm!

This will be an exciting evening of female fellowship and planning more JPGO events for the future!

http://jaxgirlspintout.com/

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Hopollo & Beer Class: Beer 101

How does one decide to try craft beer for the first time?Hopollo

Does Hopollo, the Greek God of Microbreweries reach down with a malty worted finger and touch someone not currently enjoying what craft beer has to offer?

No, though that mental image intrigues me. For instance, what would Hopollo be wearing? … never mind.

Anyway, the typical migrations from non-beer-drinkers and mass-produced-beer-drinkers into the microbrew community begin by:

a) those who have tired of the wine and hard liquor scene;
b) those who have been trying to find palate-excitement with the mass-produced brands for years with no luck;
c) spouses of craft beer drinkers who decide having a shared exciting experience is important;
d) friends of craft beer drinkers who want to be part of the fun;
e) non-drinkers.

It follows then that it falls upon us, the veteran craft beer enthusiasts, to assist these folks in their initial steps.

Folks are hesitant to “jump right in” because:

1) they don’t want to be embarrassed by being identified as a novice;
2) they don’t want to “waste money” on beer with tastes that don’t resonate with their individual palate;
3) they feel they have to be able to describe the beer like the pros do.

Thus, Silver Cow has decided to begin a series of classes to help those wanting to try craft beer develop confidence in selecting the right beer (for them) from a myriad of tap handles.
Beer 101 Jan 23 2016

Beer Class: Beer 101 at Silver Cow. Saturday, January 23. 4:30 – 5:30 pm.

Class is $20 per person but mention discount code Beer101 for $5 off.

What you get:
*Enjoy four (4) different craft beer styles during the class
*Four (4) charcuterie, fromage and fruit pairings – each matched with the beer
*Class sheets and information to keep
*10% off food purchase at Silver Cow
*10% off of your container and growler fill of one of the beers used in the class
*An extra $1 off Happy Hour price for one of the beers tasted during your class
*10% off Silver Cow packaged beer (or wine) to go
*A Silver Cow sticker
*A pint glass to keep

For more details visit:
http://silvercowjax.com/?p=4307

Facebook event at:
https://www.facebook.com/events/1676964462592719/

#drinklocal #beer101 #jaxgirlspintout #girlspintout #craftbeer #jaxbeer #beernewbie

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Intuition Ale Works celebrates 5 awesome years, thanks to you!

Five years. An amazing 5 years. An amazing five years of Intuition Ale Works goodness! Iaw 5 year

Thinking back, my Jax Brew Bitch Prowls have always been enhanced by the excellent customer service – and friendship – of such folks as:

Lindsay Hawkins, Hannah Greer and Robin Rutenberg …

Riley Leuthold, Alex Leuthold and Matt Crossland …

Andrew Cattell, Derrick Scott and former Marketing Director, Cari Sanchez-Potter.

Daniel Courts, Sammie Bass, Jessie O’Brien, Nathan Fulton, Keith Baker, Pete Henry and Mark Stunja have all done their part as well in delivering a top-shelf experience for not only ourselves but all Intuition customers, too!

TODAY, join Intuition Ale Works in celebrating these past 5 years of creating beer for the Greater Jacksonville craft beer community!

This huge birthday bash at the brewery runs from 1–9pm and will be featuring Super Food Truck and Hapa Lī Food Truck, along with 5 awesome bands! You won’t want to miss Chasing Jonah, The Dog Apollo, Weekend Atlas,Whetherman, and Grandpa’s Cough Medicine performing live!

Fretto Prints will also be onsite printing up custom tees.

Tomorrow, to cap off this past week of celebrations at Intuition, there will be a Hangover Brunch at Mellow Mushroom in Avondale.

Happy Birthday, Intuition Ale Works!

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Pints for Pets at Bold City Brewery – Sat. Nov 21

TONIGHT (Saturday, Nov 21) is Pint for Pets night at Bold City Brewery from 6-10pm!pints for pets 2015 They will have the incredible Millie’s Famous Hot Barbecue‏ Food Truck there offering up some amazing food to pair with your choice of Bold City beer!

This event will benefit Friends of Clay County Animals, Inc. Shelter by allocating $1 from every pint, growler and glass of wine sold to this worthy organization!

There will also be a 50/50 Raffle and Silent Auction, as well!

Make plans to be there, help provide the desperately needed support for these critters, enjoy some awesome food and delicious Bold City beer!

https://www.facebook.com/FriendsOfClayCountyAnimalsInc/photos/gm.960127177380688/937615482976548/?type=3&theater

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Goose Island Bourbon County Pub Crawl – Wed. Nov 25

Remember last year when I made you salivate my mentioning two simple words?Bourbon-County

Bourbon County … See? Let the slobberfest begin AGAIN!

It all takes place on Wednesday (November 25) 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 2015 Bourbon County Stout along with a number of its variants during the 2015 Jacksonville Bourbon County Pub Crawl!

This is how it will work:

Starting at 7:00pm on Wednesday (Nov 25), the first 100 people to line up for the Pub Crawl at The Annex (1508 King Street – 904.379.6968) will receive an official wristband, Passport and a 5 oz snifter to use while on the Crawl.

Next door, at Silver Cow (1506 King Street), you will receive a 5 oz. pour of Bourbon County Stout for $5. Limit one 5 oz. pour per Pub Crawler, please.

Keep in mind, your Passport MUST be stamped in the following order to be able to proceed to the next Bourbon County establishment 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 Regal 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!

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Happy Anniversary, Bold City Brewery!

TODAY is Bold City’s 7th Year Anniversary Bash from 1:00 to 11:00pm!7 year ann flyer
There will be live music with special performances by:
– The BOLD CITY BANDITS!
– Firewater Tent Revival!
– The Snack Blues Band!
– The Glenn Chandler Project!
– Bay Street Band!
Mojo No. 4 will be there ALL DAY serving up delicious barbeque plates which will pair so perfectly with Bold City beer!

They will also be featuring $2 PINTS ALL DAY, including their Barrel Aged Chinook IPA and Barrel Aged Duke’s Cold Nose Brown Ale!

If you hashtag a photo during our bash/party! #7YearsBold you could win a cool swag bag of Bold City goodies or/bag of swag.

There will also be a raffle where you could win:
– FREE beer for a year!
– FREE Growler Fills for a year!
– Swag & more!

The JTA Trolley will be running tomorrow between Bold City Brewery and European map 2Street on Park Street from 2:00 to 11:00 pm – they are celebrating Oktoberfest today, as well! There is also a stop at Post and King.

My heartfelt appreciation to the Miller Family and the rest of the team at Bold City Brewery for their dedication to Jacksonville and our local craft beer community. And my personal thank you to them for letting me be a small part of their incredible organization!

For more info on Band Lineup, Contest, Raffles and Food visit:

https://www.facebook.com/events/1488130114815722/

‪#‎boldcitybrewery‬ ‪#‎thanksjax‬ ‪#‎jaxbeersociety‬ ‪#‎drinkduval‬ ‪#‎bebold‬ ‪#‎drinkboldcity‬ ‪#‎boldcitybandits‬ ‪#‎putupyourdukes‬

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Jax Beer Society kicks off Jax Beer Week – Nov 7

Join Jacksonville Beer Society (JBS) as they kick off Jax Beer Week with a huge party jax beer week mashat JBS founding member Engine 15 Brewing Company Downtown Jacksonville brewing facility (601 N. Myrtle Ave) on Saturday, November 7 from noon to 4pm!
It’s going to be an awesome time, with representatives from many of the fabulous JBS founding and associate members there to add to the fun!
They will have special creations from all of the local craft breweries along with some delicious food options for your dining pleasure!
General admission tickets are only $35 and include entry to the party at 1 p.m.
VIP tickets are only $55 and include early entry at 12 p.m. as well as a special catered lunch and private tasting! This is a great value!
All Jax Beer Society members will get $5 off the ticket prices, so keep an eye on your email for more details.
Tickets will be on sale very soon, so watch your feed for more details and a link to the sale website!

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Celebrate Oktoberfest with Intuition Ale Works – Sat. Oct 3

Oktoberfest is here!!! IAW Oktoberfest

Intuition Ale Works (720 King Street – 904.683.7720) is hosting an authentic German celebration at their King Street location on Saturday, October 3 from 1-9pm!

Tickets include All-You-Can-Eat German food, live entertainment by the Swinging Bavarians, a handmade pretzel, a commemorative stein, and a free stein fill!

Fretto prints will be there printing up custom tees all day, and Hyppo pops will be passing out tasty fall-flavored pops. It will be an incredible time!

Grab your tickets by visiting https://www.eventbrite.com/e/intuition-ale-works-oktoberfest-2015-tickets-17583973137

Intuition is limiting attendance to 400 people and tickets are selling fast! Get yours now!
http://www.intuitionaleworks.com/

https://www.facebook.com/IntuitionAle

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Bold City Brewery Celebrates 7 Years – Sat. Oct 17

Mark your calendars for Bold City Brewery’s 7th Year Anniversary Bash on Saturday (Oct 17) from 1:00 to 11:007 year ann flyer pm!

There will be live music with special performances by:
– The BOLD CITY BANDITS!
– Firewater Tent Revival!
– The Snack Blues Band!
– The Glenn Chandler Project!
– Bay Street Band!

There will be some great food, too! Mojo No. 4 will be here serving up delicious barbeque plates all day!

That’s not all! Bold City Brewery will be featuring $2 pints all day, including their incredible Barrel Aged Chinook IPA and Barrel Aged Duke’s Cold Nose Brown Ale!

They’re also having a contest that day. Hashtag a photo during our bash/party! (#7YearsBold) We’ll pick a winner for the best Anniversary photo at the brewery and award a with cool swag bag of Bold City goodies or/bag of swag. Make Mama Miller proud!

To show our appreciation for your continued support, we will be raffling:
– FREE beer for a year!
– FREE Growler Fills for a year!
– Swag & more!

Please join the Millers and all the Bold City Family as we thank you for 7 Bold Years!

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Celebrate Bruval!!! with Void Magazine

Join me and the finest breweries in our region and Void Magazine today (Sat, Sept 19) at Void Bruval 2015BRUVALL!!! – an event to be held at Seawalk Pavilion, Jacksonville Beach.
This Void Beer Issue Release Party, running from 2 to 6pm will be featuring:
– Craft Beer from the finest breweries in North Florida and beyond!
– Specialty Brews!
– Live Music!
– Commemorative Tasting Cup!
– Prizes & Giveaways!
For tickets and info visit:

http://www.eventbrite.com/e/bruval-2015-craft-beer-fest-tickets-17540823074

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Aardwolf Brewing Co celebrates 2 years of beers!

I can’t believe how quickly time progresses! Happy 2nd Anniversary to Aardwolf Brewing Company!aardwolf 2

Today is a very special day at Aardwolf starting at 3pm!

They will be releasing their amazing Pilot Batches in waves throughout the day. These Pilot Batches will be available for $3 in 6oz pours. Anniversary glassware will also be available for $6 each. This includes your first 6oz pour while supplies last!

Due to the anticipated large turnout, there will be no growler fills, flights or samples available today.

Get by Aardwolf today, wish them a Happy Birthday and grab some of their unique creations!

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Behind You BBQ to benefit the family of Daniel Rowe

To everyone in the Greater Jacksonville area: behind yoiu bbq

The Jacksonville service industry community is proud to stand behind one of its own, Daniel Rowe, who was needlessly killed three weeks ago
in Riverside. Daniel leaves behind a fiancee and two small children with another on the way. All proceeds from ticket sales, raffles, and $1 from every beer sold at Intuition Ale Works​ tomorrow (Saturday, August 15) from 1 to 6pm will go directly to the family.

Get your tickets here for $15:
http://behindyoubbq.eventbrite.com/

Tickets include entrance and all you can eat food donated by area restaurants and chefs including Bono’s Real Pit BBQ, Black Sheep, Kitchen on San Marco, Trasca + Co Eatery, Mellow Mushroom, Burrito Gallery, Blind Rabbit, and Super Food + Brew.

Please remember the Rowe family, Daniel’s fiance and children in your prayers and please seriously consider coming to Intuition Ale Works tomorrow to help provide financial support for this family.

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Folio Weekly presents Bonnabrew – Sept 27, 2015

What is the right order of the following things?boonnabrew
Music
Art
Comedy
Beer

You didn’t even have to think about it, did you? ANY order is perfect!

These are the things which will be available at Folio Weekly’s “Bonnabrew” on Sunday, September 27! The event will run from 4-9pm under the Fuller Warren Bridge at 715 Riverside Avenue. Bonnabrew will be benefit St. Johns Riverkeeper and is open to all for free!

There will be over 50 craft beers to enjoy while listening to live music and experiencing things like Fine Art Screen Printing, Freak Bikes, Dragon Boats, Live Painting and Performance Art! Tickets for UNLIMITED Beer Sampling are only $30 in advance or $35 the day of the event!

For Beer tickets, call 904.860.2465

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Funky Buddha Brewery Tasting at Silver Cow’s Craft Beer Share – Sun. Aug. 16

Join me this Sunday (Aug 16) for The Silver Cow’s weekly Craft Beer & Homebrew Share starting at 4 pm. I funky-buddha-brewery-logorecently had the opportunity to visit Funky Buddha Brewery down in Ft. Lauderdale and brought back some goodies to share – Floridian Hefeweizen, Hop Gun IPA and Blueberry Cobbler.

For more information about Funky Buddha Brewery, visit:
https://funkybuddhabrewery.com/

This event is free! For more information on Silver Cow’s weekly bottle shares visit: http://silvercowjax.com/?page_id=393

Details on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/1446424799021129/

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