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Intersections: A day of Spirit, Justice, Music, and Art. A Wild Goose Event

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Coming out for gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender people is about deciding to courageously live lives of authenticity.

As the cultural and spiritual landscape all around us continues to shift, a growing group of diverse people have emerged who are:

• Hungering and thirsting for an authentic spirituality.
• Being pulled into deeper solidarity with the last, the least & the left out.
• Creating new expressions of church & community.

Join Tim Kerr and the Beer & Hymns folks for a day-long experience of spirituality, social justice, art & music. This event is about sharing our unique stories & listening to the stories & stirrings that are present in our community.

Bring a friend, a chair and an open heart & mind to Henry Kluthlo Park (204 W. 3rd Street) this Saturday (April 29) between 11 am and 9pm! Kimberly Knight will lead the event in “The Sacred Narrative of Coming Out Stories” starting at noon in the Spirituality Tent.

This Wild Goose event is known as:

Intersections: A day of Spirit, Justice, Music, and Art. A Wild Goose Event

The event organizers have expressed:

“Our hope is that connections will be made,
dreams will be inspired,
minds will be expanded,
spirits will be rearranged &
all will be included.”

Kerr and the very popular Beer & Hymns group will gather for an interactive time of sharing coming out stories and close with a brief service celebrating the sacred worth of LGBTQI people and their allies.

From 1-2pm, there will be a Drum Circle as part of the event! Drummers are invited to gather on the main stage in Klutho Park from 1-2 p.m on Saturday. It’s an open drum circle, which means anyone is welcome to join in!

Plan to grab lunch from one of several food trucks and vendors who will be present, relax and enjoy live music presented by:

12-1 p.m. Don Justice
1-2 p.m. Open Drum Circle
2-3 p.m. Kim Marsh
3-4 p.m. Mo Leverett
4-5 p.m. Oh Great Sea

Throughout the day, there will be a Meditation Area, a Prayer Labyrinth – and – a Beer Garden which will open at 2pm!

The Schedule of Activities is:

11am – Opening Ceremonies
12 to 5pm – Music & Interactive Spirituality, Justice and Art Sessions
1pm – Mindfulness Meditation in the Gazebo
2pm – Afternoon Yoga in the Garden
5:15pm – Dinner Gathering & Jezebel’s Got the Blues
6pm – Micah Murray on the Main Stage
7pm – Beer & Hymns – ALL ARE WELCOME!

For more information visit:
https://www.facebook.com/events/1177173382404261/1287744984680433/?notif_t=admin_plan_mall_activity&notif_id=1493047979721927

For more details about the festival, visit our website at https://intersectionsjax.com/

For more about the Wild Goose Festival, visit their website at
http://wildgoosefestival.org/

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Party of the Decades to benefit the Junior League of Jacksonville

Travel through time at the Anheuser-Busch Brewery on Friday, April 28 for the Party of the Decades to benefit the Junior League of Jacksonville. The event is a progressive party that starts inparty of the decade the Roaring ‘20s, moves into the Groovy ‘60s and finishes in the Rockin’ ‘80s.

Dress the part of your favorite decade and join in for a great night out! There will be live music in the style of each of the decades you are in. There will be food and Craft Beer provided by Anheuser-Busch.

Tickets will be available at three different levels; level one will allow access into the Roaring ‘20s party, level two allows entry into the ‘20s and a move into the Groovy ‘60s, and the all access pass will move guests through all the decades. For those who get stuck in the ‘20s, there will be an opportunity to upgrade to move into the ‘60s or all the way through to the ‘80s.

For more information and tickets visit:
https://partyofthedecades.com/

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4th Annual Coastal Art & Craft Beer Festival in New Smyrna Beach

Head out this Saturday, April 29 at the 4th Annual Coastal Art & Craft Beer Festival in New Smyrna Beach (New Smyrna Marina -200 Boatyard St, New Smyrna Beach, FL 32169) NSB Outriggers beer fest 2017

The festival will feature 100+ craft beers, a free local art show, live music and more! The movie TOP GUN will also be playing in the Palm Court at sunset. General and VIP Admission Tickets will be on sale at Outrigger’s Tiki Bar & Grille and you can save $5 when you buy in advance!

VIP Admission
$35 Day of Event | $30 in Advance

Regular Admission
$25 Day of Event | $20 in Advance

For more information visit:
http://nsbfla.com/calendar.cfm/mode/details/id/22204/recurringId/96525/4th-annual-coastal-art-and-craft-beer-festival

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Bold City Downtown opening this Friday! (April 21)

The Bold New City of the South just got even BOLDER!downtownsighnnight

Bold City Brewery opens their new second location in downtown Jacksonville TO THE PUBLIC THIS FRIDAY! (April 21) starting at 11 am to 11 pm!

This exciting addition to Bold City is located at 109 E. Bay Street.

Regular hours will be:

Sun – Thurs, 11 am – 8 pm
Fri – Sat 11 am – 11 pm

That’s right! Open every day of the week!

They are near the corner of Main Street and Bay Street – next door to the soon-to-be-open Cowford Chop House!

Bold City’s downtown brewing plant is a 3 1/2 barrel system and will soon feature unique pilot batches and new offerings from the Bold City family. To get started, the downtown selections willdowntown ccrew be the same as in the original location’s tap room – but the new creations will be presented around the first week of May! … look initially for a session IPA, a double IPA and a Pale Ale with passion fruit! WooHoo!

Enjoy a crowler to go or bring your own growler to fill! Bold City will have gourmet popcorn for sale by Brown Bag Popcorn Co. – but you can also bring food in or have food delivered!

I plan on making this new bold addition to Bold City Brewery a regular stop on my Jax Brew Bitch Prowls!
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Tree Fest at Swamp Head Brewery – Sat. April 15

This Saturday (April 15) 12 pm -11 pm at Swamp Head Brewery (Gainesville, FL) when you drink you’ll be planting 5 trees … no, really! Tree Fest 2017 is a FREE family friendly event put on byswamhad tree fest Solar Impact and Swamp Head Brewery with games, live music with Jordan Burchel and The Delta Troubadours and more.

Each beer purchased throughout the day will donate enough money to plant 5 trees with the Alachua Conservation Trust.

The more you drink, the more you plant! Just make sure you and your Woodland Friends designate a driver if you plan on planting a forest.

For more information visit: http://swamphead.com/events/tree-fest/

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$3 Craft Drafts

We’re all looking for a little happy during the week! $3 local drafts during Happy Hour (Mon – Fri, 4 – 7pm) at Hoptinger – Five Points and their Jax Beach location. If you’re in 5 Points – draftJax Hawkers 5 Points has $3 craft drafts and $3 app Mon – Fri, 3 – 6pm.

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It’s Baseball Season! Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp, Amazing Cuisine & Craft Beer! Yes … Craft Beer!

“Before the Rangers, there were the Spurs.”

Companion had been providing a timeline of the growth of his hometown (Arlington, Texas) including the addition of General Motors, Six Flags over Texas, the Texas Rangers Major League Baseball IMG_2499Team and more recently, the Dallas Cowboys.

His fondest childhood memories were associated with going to Turnpike Stadium to watch the Minor League franchise Dallas-Fort Worth Spurs (there prior to the Rangers) play other teams in the Texas League with names like the Amarillo Sonics, El Paso Sun Kings and the Tulsa Oilers.

The games and stadium, he said, were truly family-oriented, the players approachable and the fans “pretty darn respectful of the opposing team and of one another”.

Companion said he was there the night Gene Etter got married at home plate and the night Dick Armstrong threw a no-hitter against the Spurs. Although we have been together almost a quarter of a century, it was fascinating to hear what memories he had from his youth about his hometown baseball team.

IMG_2538I KNEW he would be so excited to learn I had been invited by Marco LaNave (Media Relations for the Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp) to attend a media event at The Baseball Grounds of Jacksonville to try the incredible new menu additions to the Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp baseball team’s extensive food menu!

The event started at noon and before being turned loose on the delicious new creations, we were introduced to Harold Craw (General Manager of the team), Noel Blaha (Assistant General Manager) and Ernest Hopkins (Director of Food & Beverage), who provided some background on the team’s decision to expand their menu and how they chose a variety of styles and ingredients to be sensitive to those with food allergies and those who are following a certain diet regimen.
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IMG_2519The food will be available in at least one of the many food vendor locations stationed throughout the park. Companion and I were very excited to see Bold City Brewery and Intuition Ale Works beer available in cans and agreed the Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp had knocked one out of the park by creating the Craft Cave, soon to offer a dozen different craft beer selections on draft! To find the Craft Cave, stay at street level on the third base side. Looking across A. Philip Randolph Boulevard, the Craft Cave is directly across the street from the entrance of the Jacksonville Arena.

Your toughest decision will be what food to pair with that craft beer in your hand!IMG_2528

Besides what you might consider fairly straightforward ballpark food, consider the following additions:

IMG_2507Boom Boom Shrimp in a Waffle Bowl – Popcorn Shrimp are nestled in a crispy waffle bowl, topped with green onions. This Waffle Bowl provides an easy way to tote and hold this delicious spicy dish.



IMG_2512Philly Grilled Cheese – Ground Philly steak made with peppers, onions and American cheese. Tastes as great as it sounds and smells!





IMG_2510Grilled Shrimp Po’ Boy with Cole Slaw – This traditional Sandwich is restyled with fresh grilled Mayport shrimp and topped with cole slaw. Take it from this Cajun girl, don’t miss this one!





IMG_2520Surf & Turf Burger – 8oz. burger topped with 3 Jumbo Shrimp, rested on grilled Texas Toast. A half-pound of beef and plump Jumbo Shrimp – the perfect combo to fit the Greater Jacksonville-area culture – appropriately filling and great to eat while watching the game!




IMG_2541Coconut Torpedo Shrimp (Fried Jumbo Shrimp) – A light, flaky coconut batter lends crunch to tail-on torpedo shrimp. Sweet and salty offering which will pair extremely well with a pale ale or cream ale!





IMG_2542Shrimp & Grits – These elegant bite-sized portion cakes, made with shrimp, grits and bacon bursting with coastal flavor. At a ballgame? Awesome idea! Tasty, easy to carry and hold, you’ll probably go back for another order!





IMG_2525Jumbolaya – Build deep flavors by sautéing the aromatic trinity of onion, celery and pepper in the andouille chicken and shrimp drippings with herbs, garlic and spices. Being from Louisiana, I am very picky about Jumbolaya – and this one rocked!





IMG_2522Mozzarella Caprese – Fresh mozzarella, tomato slices, basil, oregano, olive oil and balsamic vinaigrette drizzle. A great lighter and cooler option for the hot summer evenings!





IMG_2515Mayport Jumbo Shrimp Cocktail – Mayport Jumbo Shrimp served with spicy, house-made cocktail sauce. I’m going to pair this with the Mozzarella Caprese as my early-inning-appetizers!





IMG_2533Bold City Burger Pie – A grilled 16-ounce beef patty, covered with two slices of pepper jack cheese, served between two 8-inch pepperoni pizzas. Yes, a one-pound burger between two 8-inch pizzas – the Grand Slam of Portion Sizes of the new additions to the team’s impressive menu line-up!

Their classic Traditional Menu still has corn dogs, $2 hot dogs, brats, sausage, hamburgers, chicken tenders, pizza, French Fries, nachos, pretzels, peanuts cracker jacks, popcorn and Uncle Ray’s Potato Chips! Ask about adding shrimp to your nachos and pizza!

Those currently focusing on Health & Diet will find Salad Shakers, Fresh Fruit Cups, Grilled Marinated Chicken Sandwich, wraps and Kosher Hebrew National Franks awaiting them!

Ready for some sweets? How about Mr. Softee Ice Cream, brownies, cookies, candy, churros, funnel cake fries, Hippo Pops, Mini Melts, Sqwincher Sqweeze, King-sized candy bars, frozen bananas and Hot Cookie with Ice Cream?

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Ticket prices are a great value! Check the Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp website for Season Tickets and Individual Game Tickets prices. The “Hot Corner” on the third baseIMG_2569 side is only $15 per seat AND includes one drink ticket – PLUS it is very close to the Craft Cave! That’s where companion and I will be on Opening Night (Wednesday, April 12 at 7:05 pm)!

The “Dugout Box” tickets are only $18 per seat – an amazing deal at a ballpark! There are All-You-Can-Eat Group Picnics and Special Hospitality areas for you and your loved ones, office or church group, or simply a bunch of your friends to enjoy! For Group Outing details, call 904.358.2846.

For birthday party information, contact Ashley McCallen at 904.224.8533 to find out about their amazing ticket-and-meal packages!

My sincere thanks to Marco LaNave for the invitation and to Harold Craw, Noel Blaha and Ernest Hopkins for enduring my questions and to the rest of the staff for the wonderful attentive service!

Yes, “before the Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp there were the Jacksonville Suns” – but get out this season and make some “Jumbo memories” of your own with your family and friends – and eat, eat, eat – and “Root, Root, Root” for our own home team, the Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp!

For more information, please visit:

Individual Game Tickets
http://www.milb.com/tickets/singlegame.jsp?sid=t564

Season Tickets
http://www.milb.com/content/page.jsp?ymd=20161220&content_id=211970428&sid=t564&vkey=tickets

Group Outings
http://www.milb.com/content/page.jsp?ymd=20160324&content_id=168885836&sid=t564&vkey=tickets

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Celebrate National Beer Day – April 7

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The end of Prohibition was anxiously anticipated by many in the US and President Franklin Roosevelt signed into law a bill which allowed people to brew and sell beer on April 7, 1933. This was regarded as one of the major first steps in getting rid of a heavy-handed restriction thrust upon the American people by a government “too big for its britches”.

That day – April 7 – was destined to become “National Beer Day” – and what a wonderful idea that was!

TODAY, grab some friends, a Designated Driver, (or Uber/Lyft/taxi contact) and get out to your favorite local beer purveyor and enjoy this day set aside for one of our favorite things – beer!

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Crooked Can Brewing Co. Celebrates American Craft Beer Week – May 15

Start prepping your liver for American Craft Beer Week! To all my Winter Garden and Central FL peeps, Crooked Can Brewing Company will be kicking off ACBW with an event on Monday, May 15crooked can featuring 20+ breweries including a couple of Jacksonville’s own local brews! Tickets are $35 and you will get to sample all the fine brews and receive a nift glass to keep!

For more information and tickets visit:
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/american-craft-beer-week-tap-takeover-tickets-33284851888

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Hyperion Brewing Co. Grand Opening May 19

An advocate of human rights, James Freeman Clarke, once said, “I can do small things in a great way” – a very pithy statement from this 19th century theologian and outspoken liberal minister.Hyperion Opening Soon

It is obvious Alexandra “Alex” McKeown, Owner and co-founder of Hyperion Brewing Company is taking that thought to heart in establishing the Greater Jacksonville area’s first nanobrewery in Historic Springfield. The Grand Opening is scheduled for Friday, May 19! No matter what “size” definition you use for “nanobrewery”, Hyperion fits the bill!

alexandraAlex and the team at Hyperion will be producing their artisan craft beer selections from a 1-barrel system and will not initially have a “core lineup” of beer styles. Alex said they want the Jacksonville craft beer community to ultimately determine their ongoing releases.

Thus, Hyperion Brewing will serve a rotating tap list with various styles to enjoy. Alex stated, “We prefer flights to flagships. We believe in freedom of choice. Our goal is to let the public decide what our core beers should be. We will use our POS system data and feedback from guests in the taproom to determine which beers to distribute in the future.”

Opening Day will kick off on Friday, May 19 with a ribbon cutting ceremony at 4:30 p.m. Doors will officially open at 5:00 pm. The first fifty (50) guests will receive a FREE branded flight glass and ticket for a FREE beer at a later date!

Springfield-based Eddis and Sons Food Truck will be there serving up legitimate, Philadelphia-style cheese steaks!eddisson

The opening also leads directly into the Historic Springfield Tour of Homes hosted by SPAR (Springfield Preservation and Revitalization) on Saturday, May 20 and Sunday, May 21 from Noon – 5:00 p.m.

Hyperion Brewing will be open during the Tour of Homes and will feature fifteen taps, however, there will be a limited selection of Hyperion beers available. “We’ll be brewing at a break-neck pace to have as many of our beers ready for the grand opening as possible,” says Head Brewer Troy.

Hyperion will offer Crowler cans to allow guests to take beer off-premise. Patrons can purchase up to two Crowlers per person during the grand opening weekend.

The Jax Beer Bus has partnered with Hyperion Brewing Company to make transportation from the beaches area to the brewery safe and convenient!jax brew bus

The Jax Beer Bus will pick up from Green Room Brewing Company at 4:30 p.m., 6:15 p.m., and 7:30 p.m.

All guests must be 21 years or older. Tickets are $15.00 round-trip and include a ticket for a free beer from Hyperion Brewing Company at a later date. The Jax Beer Bus will be BYOLB, “Bring Your Own Local Beer.” For more information please email info@hyperionbrewing.com or call (904) 612-3987.

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Charity Pint Night for FFB & Free Live Music with FWTR

Come out to Bold City Brewery and support Foundation Fighting Blindness and enjoy free live music by Firewater Tent Revival Friday, April 14, 7 – 11 pm!Fight Blindness Pint Night April  2017 sm

For each pint purchased Bold City will donate $1 to the Jacksonville VisionWalk via MOMS for sight. There will be a Silent Auction and Raffle Items, as well and La Bodega will be serving their tasty menu!

Join and show your support for this vital organization and their goals!
For more information visit:
https://www.facebook.com/events/1620872621331328/

and
https://www.facebook.com/JacksonvilleWalk/

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6th Annual Hogtown Craft Beer Festival – Gainesville, FL

Make plans for the 6th Annual Hogtown Craft Beer Festival happening on Saturday, April 22 from 1 – 5 pm at Tioga Town Center, Gainesville, FL! Hogtown2017

Sample beers from various local, regional, and national breweries and learn more about the amazing diversity of beer produced at the local and regional level!

For more information and tickets, visit:
http://www.hogtownbeerfest.com/beerfest/index.cfm

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St. George Island Brewfest – Eastpoint, FL

Many of you know that I heavily support any cause and event for animals and this one so happens to feature so many of Florida’s amazing craft breweries coming from ALL OVER THE STATE to helpsgi brewfest and support animals in need.

Make plans for the 2nd Annual St. George Island Brewfest Saturday, April 29 from 1 – 4pm at Paddy’s Raw Bar (240 E 3rd St, Eastpoint, Florida 32328). Unlimited tastings of craft beers, live music, great food and as I mentioned all for a wonderful cause!

The St. George Island Brewfest event is a fundraiser for the Franklin County Humane Society and all proceeds will benefit the homeless dogs and cats of Franklin County.

For more information and tickets, visit:

http://www.sgibrewfest.com/

AND

https://www.facebook.com/events/618500245008498/

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10th Annual Brews Around the Zoo – Sanford, FL

Lions and Tigers and Beers, oh my! The 10th Annual Brews Around the Zoo 2017 is happening this Saturday, April 8 from 6 – 10 pm (3755 NW Hwy. 17-92 Sanford, FL 32771).brews around the zoo

This wildly popular annual beer and wine tasting event, benefitting the Central Florida Zoo & Botanical Gardens, will feature a wide variety of beers, home brews, and wine. Light fare from more than 20 local restaurants, live music, special animal encounters and more will add even more fun to this adults-only night at the Zoo.

For tickets and more information visit:
https://www.facebook.com/events/885392471587274/

AND
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/brews-around-the-zoo-2017-tickets-31540655951

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7th Annual Brews with Attitude – Tampa, FL

Get your tickets for the 7th Annual Brews with Attitude hosted by Pepin Distributing Co. at the TPepin’s Hospitality Centre (4121 N 50th St. Tampa, FL 33610) Tuesday, April 4 from 6 – 10pm.brews with attitude

Over 100 Beers, Ciders and Wine (one wine booth) to sample from, Tampa’s favorite Food Trucks, Live Entertainment, One-off craft beer releases, Variety of hand rolled cigars and more!

For more information and tickets visit:
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/brews-with-attitude-2017-tickets-31232868350

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Beer & Hymns at Bold City Brewery – Every 1st Thursday

Join Beer and Hymns every 1st Thursday of the month here at the brewery starting at 7:30 pm!
Come out, sing some good ol’ gospel hymns and enjoy some cold and delicious Bold City beer!
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4th Annual Brick City Beer & Wine Festival

Make plans for the 4th Annual Brick City Beer & Wine Festival Saturday, April 15, 2pm – 6pm at Citizens Circle (151 SE Osceola Ave, Ocala, Florida 34471). This year’s festival will benefit brick cityKimberly’s Center for Child Protection.

The festival features a full day of beer and wine sampling from some of Central & North Florida’s best breweries, wineries and distributors. Enjoy live music from R-Style, food trucks and sales vendors throughout the day. This all takes place under the beautiful oaks and shade of Citizens’ Circle.

Tasting is from 2:00pm to 6:00pm.
Concert is from 7:00pm to 9:00pm.

For more information visit:
https://www.facebook.com/events/554883478039838/

For tickets:
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/brick-city-beer-wine-festival-2017-tickets-29757803391

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Charity Pint Night for the Manatee Critical Care Center

The Wild Things in partnership with Rising Tides, young professionals for the St. Johns Riverkeeper, are raising awareness and funds for the new Manatee Critical Care Center that just opened rising tides instagramat the Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens!

As one of only four facilities in the State, this center fills a critical need for the rescue and rehabilitation of manatees in Northeast Florida.

Join Bold City Brewery for a Charity Pint Night on Saturday, April 8 from 5 – 9 pm to help support this vital new facility in our community! Enjoy a special treatment on Mad Manatee IPA, cornhole tournament outside the tap room, chance drawings, best ‘Old Florida Outfit’ contest, and live music by GINGER BEARD MAN!

$1.00 from each beverage sold during the event will benefit the Manatee Critical Care Center at the Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens!

https://www.facebook.com/events/1267402513355206/

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Daytona Tortugas 11th Annual Beer Fest

Make plans this Saturday (April 8) for Daytona Tortugas 11th Annual Beer Fest from 4 – 7 pm at historic Jackie Robinson Ballpark!Daytone Tortugas Beer Fest 2017

The proceeds of this event will benefit Tortugas Care Charity Foundation. There will be a variety of local craft beer vendors available for your sampling. In addition to sampling tons of great beer, there will be live music for your listening pleasure!

For more information and tickets, visit:
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/daytona-tortugas-11th-annual-beer-fest-tickets-31544512486

Radiology Associates Field At Jackie Robinson Ballpark
105 E. Orange Ave, Jackie Robinson Ballpark
Daytona Beach, FL 32114

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Florida SMASH Beer Festival – Longwood, FL

The 2017 Florida SMASH Beer Festival is happening on Saturday, May 13 from 2 – 6 pm in Longwood, FL.SMaSH17

With the spirit of SMASH brewing so heavily steeped in the home brewing tradition, this incredible Festival will feature a friendly competition between brewers, judged solely by the attendees.

With roughly 80 beers to sample including one-offs from every brewery involved, there will be something to please everyone. With proceeds going to the Sharing Center, this is the perfect chance to enjoy some amazing delicious craft beer while supporting a great cause!

Celebrating 30 years of caring, The Sharing Center, focuses on preventing hunger and homelessness for families and individuals in crisis.

For more information, please visit:
http://floridasmashbeerfestival.com
https://www.facebook.com/FloridaSmashBeerFestival/

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SweetWater 420 Fest – Atlanta, GA

SweetWater 420 Fest returns to Atlanta’s Centennial Olympic Park, April 21-23, 2017 with four stages hosting a varied lineup of jam, rock, alternative, hip hop, EDM, local artists and2017 420 fEST
comedians.

SweetWater Experience will serve unique craft beer samplings by SweetWater Brewing Co., Planet 420 will teach eco-friendly tips while celebrating Earth Day, Lyrics & Lautgher will keep you laughing and 420 Disco will keep the party going.

For all details and to purchase tickets visit
www.sweetwater420festival.com

Follow on Twitter/Instagram at @420Fest or on Facebook
at facebook.com/420fest

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Shrimp & Suds Craft Beer Festival

Celebrate and get a sneak peek at whats to come for the Jumbo Shrimp at the Shrimp & Suds Craft Beer Festival this Saturday, April 1 from 3 – 6pm at the Baseball Grounds of Jacksonville (301 2017shrimpsudsflyerA. Philip Randolph Blvd. Jacksonville, FL). This awesome event will be benefitting the USO of Jacksonville.

Guests will have a unique opportunity to get an early taste of the new ballpark menu and sample selections from more than 50 different beers including Northeast Florida’s local breweries.

For more information and tickets visit:
http://www.visitjacksonville.com/events/shrimp-suds-craft-beer-festival/

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Bold City Beer Dinner at Publix Aprons Cooking School

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Bold City Brewery has the perfect Christmas gift for that Bold City beer-lover and foodie in your life! Tickets to the Bold City Brewery Beer Dinner at Publix Aprons Cooking School – An awesome gesture for that special someone during the holidays.

Come join Jeremy from Bold City Brewery at a special Beer Dinner at Publix Aprons Cooking School (10500 San Jose Blvd – 904.262.4187) on Thursday, January 26 starting at 6:30 pm.
Tickets are a bargain for four courses and four beers at only $35 per person!

Don’t miss out! Get your tickets now for this incredible event put on by the very talented folks at Publix Aprons Cooking School.

For more information and tickets visit:

http://ww2.publix.com/aprons/schools/Jacksonville/ClassDetailReservations.do?childId=41697

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Mead & Greet – Homebrew Mead & Cider Share at the Mazer

Calling all homebrew mead and cider makers!
https://www.facebook.com/events/660487404112778/homebrew mead cider share

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Wine, Women & Wealth with Bottomless Wine – Wed. Dec 14

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Wine, Women & Wealth comes to Riverside on Wednesday, December 14 at Silver Cow!

Join us to learn “The 3 Areas of Financial Risk ALL Women Should Be Aware Of”.

Did I mention Bottomless Wine and Light Snacks from 5:30-7:30pm for only $20?!!!

Wine, Women & Wealth offers educational seminars and solid financial advice using everyday language. Independent and unbiased financial guidance to help] women gain control of their financial well-being!

5:30-6:30pm Mix & Mingle
6:30-7:30pm Event

To learn more about Wine Women and Wealth, please visit:

https://www.facebook.com/pg/winewomenwealthFL/about/?ref=page_internal

To see the event page which Wine Women and Wealth has created for this event, please visit:

https://www.facebook.com/events/333292897045046/

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Operation Turkey Sandwich at Silver Cow – Nov 23

With Thanksgiving approaching, the awesome folks of Beer & Hymns have decided to do something a little special for those that get stuck working on the holiday – away from their family. Join us operation turkeyfor a special Beer & Hymns event – Operation Turkey Sandwich – at Silver Cow on Wednesday (Nov 23), 7:30 pm – “Thanksgiving Eve” – to assemble bag lunches complete with turkey sandwiches, pumpkin bars and a few other portable versions of Thanksgiving classics!

Silver Cow is honored to be part of this! We will be tapping a couple of barrel-aged beers for the event and we’ll be offering drink specials throughout the evening.

Then, make the holiday even more rewarding for you by joining us all on Thanksgiving morning as we go all over town handing these bag lunches out to anyone who we find working. (7-11 clerks, bartenders, cops, bus drivers, strippers, Walmart employees, etc.)

There are many ways to help and we need lots of it! You can help by baking items to put into the bags, assembling the lunches, driving around to help hand them out or by donating money. You can also help by sharing this event with anyone else you think would be interested in helping make this happen!

Go to the link below to donate and make Operation Turkey Sandwich happen!

https://www.gofundme.com/operation-turkey-sandwich

https://www.facebook.com/events/682977368531313/

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The Mazer is opening!

Love Meads and Ciders? Have a sneak peek at The Mazer this Saturday (November 12) starting at 3 pm! They will be a part of this year’s JaxbyJax Literary Arts Festival which is taking place inside the meadery and cider house. The Mazer himself, Ed Stansel, will be there with his beautiful wife/Muse, Beth, to share with you what’s to come and educate you more on various meads and ciders!

1508 King St. Jacksonville, FL

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Silver Cow is offering 1/2 price beers on Friday, November 11

Silver Cow is offering 1/2 price beers on Friday, November 11!vetdaynov 11

We, at Silver Cow, are honored to offer U.S. veterans and active duty military personnel 1/2 draft beers and wines by the glass on Veterans Day (Friday, November 11) from 4 to 8 pm. Just show proof of military service to receive your well-deserved discount. As always, Military receive 10% off food, draft beers and wines.

All of us thank you for your service to our country.

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Porchfest 2016 – Nov 5

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What an incredible opportunity for Jacksonvillians! Make plans to be at Porchfest 2016!

Jacksonville’s premier free music festival will return to the porches and parks of Historic Springfield on Saturday (Nov 5)!

There will be 20 bands on porches in the afternoon and an evening concert in beautiful Klutho Park.

Enjoy beer, wine and some of Jacksonville’s best food trucks. Proceeds support continued arts programming in the Springfield neighborhood!

For more information, please visit:

https://www.facebook.com/events/1680537315535087/

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Phobiafest 2016 Halloween Party at Brewers Pizza – Oct 29

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Mark your calendars now for Phobiafest 2016 Halloween Party at Brewers Pizza (14B Blanding Blvd – Orange Park – 904.276.5159) on Saturday (Oct 29) from 11am – 5 pm!

The folks at Pinglehead Brewing Company and Brewer’s Pizza will be celebrating another year of Pinglehead Brewing Company and Brewer’s Pizza with local Art, Music, delicious food (including a special Phobia Phood Menu!) and of course, beer from the one and only brewery in Orange Park!

They also want to bring their supporters together in this event to thank them for continued patronage, allowing them to continue serving up the best beer and pizza in Orange Park!

Dress up! There will be an awesome Costume Contest and live music will be provided by local talent Raggedy Man and the Rockabilly group Go Get Gone! There will also be a screening of the Rocky Horror Picture Show movie.

There will be Barrel Aged Treatments, Treated Favorites and Seasonal Sodas along with some exciting new release beers!

For more information, please visit:

https://www.facebook.com/events/1702783306711241/

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Celebrate Oktoberfest at European Street Cafe – Sat. Oct 22

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Dig out your dirndls and lederhosen and party German style on Saturday (Oct 22) from 11am – 9pm at the Riverside location of European Street Café!

The first 50 people to buy a beer ticket receive a one-liter Warsteiner boot glass! Wear a traditional dirndl or lederhosen and your first beer is free courtesy of European Street Café!
Entertainment includes a live oompah band, The Hungry Five, with more music from Tropic of Cancer!

Enjoy authentic Bavarian Oktoberfest pretzels and bratwurst, along with their regular delicious menu!

They will also be hosting Octoberfest EVE from 5-9pm TONIGHT (Friday, Oct. 21) with Oktoberfest beer and food specials, prizes, and the always popular stein hoisting, beer barrel races and beer pouring!

https://www.facebook.com/events/956881174439725/

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Florida Brewers Guild Barrel-Aged, Sour & Cider Fest – Nov 12

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Delicious barrel-aged and sour beers and ciders, hand-crafted by some of Florida’s best brewers will be available. This “rain or shine” event is also a fundraiser for the Florida Brewers Guild, a non-profit trade association committed to preserving the rights of craft brewers throughout the state and will be held at Intuition Ale Works – Downtown.

Tickets are an amazing value and available right now!

VIP Tickets: $50 (gets you EARLY ACCESS at 1:00 PM) – limited to only 75 tickets
General Admission: $30 from August 2-August 31; $35 from September 1 – November 11; $40 at the door, so get your tickets TODAY!

Please note that you must be 21 years old or over to attend.

For more information, please visit”

https://www.facebook.com/events/1042031839202243/

or contact Melissa White: melissa@flbrewersguild.org.

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Wicked Barley Brewing Co. Beer Release Party – Saturday, Oct 22

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It’s finally here! The Wicked Barley Brewing Co. Beer Release Party on Saturday, Oct 22 from 11 am – 11 pm!

During this exciting event, Wicked Barley will be releasing their beers, ciders and meads to the public.

Here’s what’s in store for you tomorrow!
• Drink Me Copper Pale ale and Left Leg Lager available in cans to go.
• Special release firkins tapped at the bar throughout the day!
• Meet the brewers at the beer garden tent!
• Food tent in the beer garden!
• New food specials!
• New merchandise!

For more information, please visit:

https://www.facebook.com/events/1771134386508042/

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Bold City Brewery Celebrates 8 Brewtastic Years!

Bold City Brewery was my first exposure to craft beer – which occurred mid-2011. For the past 5+ years, the Miller family and others at Bold City Brewery have become much like family to me. I am SO excited for them as they prepare for their 8-Year Anniversary Celebration tomorrow (Oct 22)!

The event will run from 1 pm – 11 pm and they will be tapping some delicious sounding creations, including Appleton Estate Rum Barrel Aged Dukes Cold Nose Brown Ale and Highwest Bourbon Barrel Aged Dukes Cold Nose Brown Ale!

There will be incredible live music, delicious food from La Bodega Original and, of course, Bold City beers!

Bold City Brewery and European Street Cafe-Riverside have arranged for free JTA Riverside Avondale Night Trolley service between the two establishments between 2 pm and 6 pm!

For more information, please visit:

https://www.facebook.com/events/1079700552151270/

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Lumberjackies Pub Crawl – Jax Beer Week

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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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