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

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 Read more

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 in the Roaring ‘20s, moves into the Groovy ‘60s and finishes in the Rockin’ ‘80s. Dress the Read more

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) The festival will feature 100+ craft beers, a free local art show, live music and more! The movie Read more

Bold City Downtown opening this Friday! (April 21)

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

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 by Solar Impact and Swamp Head Brewery with games, live music with Jordan Read more

$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 - Jax Hawkers 5 Points has $3 craft drafts and $3 app Read more

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 Team and more recently, the Dallas Cowboys. His fondest childhood memories were associated with Read more

Celebrate National Beer Day - April 7

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 Read more

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 15 featuring 20+ breweries including a couple of Jacksonville's own local brews! Tickets are $35 and Read more

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. It is obvious Alexandra "Alex" McKeown, Owner and co-founder of Hyperion Brewing Company is taking that thought Read more

Events

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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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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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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Ladies Night t Silver Cow

Ladies Night 3
Ladies Night aka Dames & Games Night … Every Thursday, 3 pm to close

Girls … just want to have fun!!! Someone should make a song of that! Silver Cow is excited to announce “Dames & Games Night” every Thursday night starting at 3 pm.

On that night, ladies at Silver Cow will be offered:
$1 off all drafts
$3 cans & bottled beers
$3 Sangrias & Moscatos
$4 select drafts
$4 House Wines
$5 Champagne Cocktails
$5 Champagne Splits
$5.50 Beer Flights
Tons of board games
Kitchen is always open!

Silver Cow has fully-stocked shelves of fun, interesting and unique games for all their customers or feel free to bring your own! Heck, they might even break out Twister. Take a look at Redneck Life, Doggie Poo or Cards Against Humanity!

A lot of fun fellowship and friendly competition while you enjoy their craft beer, fine wine and tasty ruminations!

So ladies, what are you waiting for? Call all your friends and say “Let’s all meet at Silver Cow on Thursdays for Dames & Games Night!”

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Dames & Games Night … Every Tuesday, 5 pm til at Silver Cow


Girls … just want to have fun!!! Someone should make a song of that! Silver Cow is excited to announce “Dames & Games Night” every Tuesday night starting at 5 pm
On that night, ladies at Silver Cow will be offered:
$4 Select Drafts
$4 House Wines and Sangrias
$4 Champagne Cocktails and Bellinis
$5 Beer Flights
$6 Prosecco’s Splits

We have fully-stocked shelves of fun, interesting and unique games for all our customers or feel free to bring your own! Heck, we might even break out Twister. Take a look at Redneck Life, Doggie Poo or Cards Against Humanity!

A lot of fun fellowship and friendly competition while you enjoy our craft beer, fine wine and tasty ruminations!

So ladies, what are you waiting for? Call all your friends and say “Let’s all meet at Silver Cow on Tuesdays for Dames & Games Night!”

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New Belgium Brewery & Girls’ Pint Out collab brew – Sin and Tonic

Follow along on Twitter Hastag: #SINwithGPO #JaxGPO #NewBelgiumBrewing … https://twitter.com/JaxGirlsPintOut starting at 8 pm


New Belgium Brewery has embraced the rising number of women involved in the creation, distribution and consumption of craft beer in this country!

The brewery has collaborated with Girls’ Pint Out co-founder Jenn Litz in creating Sin and Tonic, a take on a gin & tonic beer cocktail made with Sorachi Ace hops, juniper and citrus spice-blend. They even threw in a little quinine in the production of this rarity!

New Belgium is sharing this special Girls’ Pint Out collaboration beer with GPO chapters across the country. There are only 9 kegs available and the Jacksonville Girls’ Pint Out chapter was selected to receive one of these rare kegs of Sin and Tonic!

Join us at 8:00 pm at Kickbacks Gastropub on Wednesday, October 23 as we tap this special beer! … $3.95 pints!

We will host a Q&A session hashtagged on Twitter where we can chat with other GPO groups across the country and the brewer!

Sin and Tonic – a gin and tonic themed beer with traditional gin spices and quinine, the bittering agent found in tonic water. It has a citrus aroma with a tangy sour bite and a lingering crisp bitterness from the quinine. Note: 6.2% ABV

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Rocky Horror Picture Show at MOSH

Give yourself over to absolute pleasure and let’s slip into a Time Warp on Thursday, October 24, 6 pm.

The Rocky Horror Picture Show will be playing at MOSH and there’s a discount for us Jax GPO ladies.

Here’s what ya do: Call Daniel Haralambou at 904-396-7062, ext 225 and tell him you’re with Jax Girls’ Pint Out and he will give you the Member’s Rate of $15.

Craft Beer will be available and you’re welcome to bring your significant other. Don your favorite garter belt and fishnets – girls, you can wear those, also!. Midnight Virgins are welcome and encouraged!

It’s just a jump to the left … And a step to the right.
https://www.facebook.com/events/215937401906894/

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Monkey’s Uncle Presents Beer Olympics

Monkey’s Uncle in Mandarin presents the Inaugural Beer Olympics benefiting YOUR JACKSONVILLE ROLLERGIRLS and featuring some of your favorite bar games! Teams of 5 can sign up to compete. There will be tons of free beer, raffles, and prizes. Top 3 teams will go home with some awesome SWAG! Sign your team up today!!

For more information visit:
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1d4A-IwPVP0sLDU_WEeycHxDJ5g09aXl5p8oK_orTX84/viewform

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Tour and Tasting at Bold City Brewery!

Ladies, let’s get together for a tour and tasting at Bold City Brewery on Saturday, September 14 at 4:45 pm (Tour starts at 5 pm)

Cost: $5 – This is for the tour, a souvenir tasting glass to keep and 5 different brews! The price does not include gratuity, so please remember to take care of your server.

That evening, the Riverside Trolley will be running and making stops at several locations. You can hop on and off all night. Tickets are $5 and will be available at Bold City Brewery, as well as other locations.

For Trolley Map and more info visit: http://www.jaxbrewbitch.com/?p=8916

Please email me if you have any questions at: regina@girlspintout.com
Visit Bold City Brewery

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Trivia at Intuition Ale Works – Girls’ Brain Out

Trivia at Intuition Ale Works on Thursday, September 12 at 7 pm!

Ladies, don your thinkin’ caps and let’s show what the Jax GPO is made of! … let’s go whip some hiney in trivia … or at least have fun trying!

Trivia is free. You just pay for what you imbibe. Feel free to bring food or snacks in or have it delivered to Intuition Ale Works!

Prizes include a $50 gift card for the first place team!

Please email me if you have any questions at: regina@girlspintout.com

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Jax GPO highlighted in Jacksonville Magazine

The Jacksonville Chapter of Girls’ Pint Out were recently highlighted in Jacksonville Magazine for September 2013. The ladies of Jax GPO will be participating in this year’s Northeast Florida Beer Cup presented by Jacksonville Magazine on Thursday, September 26 at TPC Sawgrass. The ladies have brewed a Raspberry Wheat which will be served at this year’s event.

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Beer Workshop at MOSH sponsored by Bold City Brewery


Join us at MOSH (Museum of Science and History) on Thursday, August 22, 6 pm.

Learn about home brewing and cooking with beer at this workshop hosted by the Jacksonville Chapter of Girls Pint Out. And, taste some brews from Bold City Brewery along the way!

*Cooking with beer demonstration by Chriss Brown, owner of 927 Events
*History of craft beer and the brew process by Brewer, Jamee Parsons
*Home Brewing 101 by Toni Puinno.
*Women in the craft beer business presented by Andrea Koralewski owner of Dahlia’s Pour House
*Beer cocktail demonstration and Bold City tasting by Regina Heffington (aka Jax Brew Bitch)

Cost is $20 per person, $15 for members. Tickets are now on sale here.

The “Beer Workshop” is part of “MOSH After Dark”, a fun series of adult programs presented each month and is limited to guests 21 year of age and over.
https://www.facebook.com/events/493307527426583/

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Ladies, join us for a day of brewing and bottle sharing!

Ladies, NO BREWING EXPERIENCE REQUIRED! Come out and join Jacksonville Girls’ Pint Out on Saturday, August 24 at 1 pm. We will be meeting at Toni Puinno’s home at which she is so graciously offering for us to gather. But that’s not all! … she is also going to show us how to brew and assist us in the process, as well!

We will be brewing a Raspberry Wheat and serving it at Jacksonville Magazine’s Northeast Florida Beer Cup at TPC Sawgrass on September 26!

The cost per person is $7 … This will cover the cost for the ingredients and materials.

Feel free to bring snacks and beers that you would like to share with the group. You don’t have to know anyone already in the group since we are really just getting started with our local Chapter. If you like craft beer – or at least interested in finding out more about it, please know we look forward to meeting you!

Please email Toni for directions to her home at: scrpnmama@yahoo.com

Also, if you are a homebrewer and want to share your creation at the Beer Cup on Sept 26, please email regina@girlspintout.com

http://jaxgirlspintout.com/
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Jax GPO tap into their Intuition

(Adapted from Walt Whitman’s “There Was a Child Went Forth”)

Touring Intuition Ale Works

Touring Intuition Ale Works

“There was a child went forth every day;
And the first object she look’d upon, that object she became;
And that object became part of her for the day, or a certain part of
the day, or for many years, or stretching cycles of years.

The early lilacs became part of this child,
And grass, and white and red morning-glories, and white and red
clover, and the song of the phoebe-bird,

And the Third-month lambs, and the sow’s pink-faint litter, and the
mare’s foal, and the cow’s calf,
And the noisy brood of the barn-yard, or by the mire of the pond-
side,

Our gracious host, Robin Rutenberg

Our gracious host, Robin Rutenberg

And the fish suspending themselves so curiously below there–and the
beautiful curious liquid,
And the water-plants with their graceful flat heads–all became part
of her.

The horizon’s edge, the flying sea-crow, the fragrance of salt marsh
and shore mud;
These became part of that child who went forth every day, and who now
goes, and will always go forth every day.”

This poem’s perspective of how a child looks at life is strikingly similar to how the ever-increasing collection of women who enjoy craft beer currently beholds the industry. We have our eyes open wide, reaching to touch, reveling in the taste, seeking new horizons.

The call went out – and it was answered – loudly.

Last night (Aug 15), the Jacksonville Chapter of Girls’ Pint Out gathered at Intuition Ale Works (720

Fellow Jax GPO beauties enjoying the IAW tasting

Fellow Jax GPO beauties enjoying the IAW tasting

King Street – 904.683.7720) for a “Tasting and Tour” Event which the folks at Intuition had earlier offered our Chapter. WOW! … the turn-out exceeded any of my expectations!

The best headcount I could put together had about 43 women and miscellaneous dedicated men serving as “designated drivers”. Companion refers to this service as “Driving Miss Crazy” and I did my best last night to make that description so very accurate!

Robin Rutenberg provided a most thorough tour of Intuition’s brew plant and detailed description of their process. Being able to experience first-hand the heat pervading the area where the magic is worked only made us all appreciate what the dedicated and talented brewing staff at Intuition go through each day they lay their hands on hops and malt.

Due to the large number of women gathered in solidarity, it had been decided in lieu of providing a flight of brews for each attendee, each lady received a sample glass and growlers of the following beer were used to distribute the delicious Intuition creations:

The ladies of Jacksonville Girls Pint Out

The ladies of Jacksonville Girls Pint Out

Belgian Hoppy Blonde
A refreshing hoppy Belgian with a funky, bright character.

Riverside Red
Aggressively hopped, high gravity amber ale. Brewed with two-row malted barley, caramel malt, and chocolate malt and hopped with Columbus and Nugget.

DragonGlass
A black Saison brewed with Belgian Pilsner Malt, roasted and malted wheat, chocolate rye malt, Belgian candy sugar and German and Czech hops for a clean hop finish. An unconventional and delightful twist to the classic Saison style!

The Liver Kick
A delicious Imperial Black IPA dry-hopped with Centennial and Nugget hops. This brew has a strong hop aroma and front-end bite, but leaves behind a smooth, chocolate finish.

Would YOU like to become a part of Girls’ Pint Out here in the Greater Jacksonville area? … it’s easy! … just show up! … There is NO membership fee or monthly dues. Just come prepared to pay for whatever you order!

Intuition Ale Works

Intuition Ale Works

Contact me at regina@girlspintout.com for more information and to get on the mailing list of upcoming events! You can also follow out Chapter at: http://jaxgirlspintout.com/

To learn more how Girls Pint Out started visit, http://www.girlspintout.com/

My sincere appreciation to Robin, Riley Ben, Cari and the entire staff at Intuition Ale Works for opening your establishment – and your heart – to the Jacksonville Chapter of Girls’ Pint Out.

It is said that Nelson Mandela was quoted as saying:
“There can be no keener revelation of a society’s soul than the way in which it treats its children.”

With Heather Bailey. Blogger for Outside The Den.

With Heather Bailey. Blogger for Outside The Den.

In my opinion, this speaks well of the craft beer society which is beginning to embrace its newest child with love and respect – the growing and dedicated group of women who realize this world of craft beer is indeed their oyster.

Women, please consider yourself invited – and we all hope you join us – and rest assured each one of you will be welcomed, with raised pint glasses, into our fold.

View more photos at:
https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.377790915681935.1073741831.356637221130638&type=1

Intuition Ale Works
http://www.intuitionaleworks.com/
https://www.facebook.com/IntuitionAle

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Gas Full Service Restaurant – still standing after Jax Girls’ Pint Out visit

Dwight D. Eisenhower once commented:
“Plans are nothing. Planning is everything.”

The wild Jax GPO krewe

The wild Jax GPO krewe

I am sure when Lindy Loose, co-owner of Gas Full Service Restaurant (9 Anastasia Boulevard – St. Augustine – 904.217.0326) awoke Saturday (August 10), her plans did not include taking care of the food and craft beer requests of two dozen folks, mostly energized women of the Jacksonville Chapter of Girls’ Pint Out arriving all at the same time – with about 10 minutes notice!

But the business-planning strategy of Lindy and husband/co-owner Ben served them extremely well that day!

I was uncertain of the total number of people who would make the trek from Mile Marker over to Gas Full Service when I called Lindy on the way. Earlier, I had called her with an estimate of 5 or so – but by the time companion had us boot-scootin’ across town, that figure had grown close to 25 – and here we were literally minutes away.

We were delayed by the drawbridge of the Bridge of Lions, so by the time we entered, almost everyone else was there and had made their initial selections of available craft beer.

The awesome & vivacious Lindy Loose

The awesome & vivacious Lindy Loose

Lindy and the rest of the staff did a magnificent job of taking all the orders and serving the delicious craft beer and amazing food selections. The kitchen staff stretched themselves physically and mentally to deliver outstanding culinary creations to all of us who had descended upon them all at once.

Eisenhower also once said:
“Farming looks mighty easy when your plow is a pencil and you’re a thousand miles from the corn field.”

On behalf of the Jacksonville Chapter of Girl’s Pint Out, I want to express to Lindy, Ben and the rest of their dedicated staff that I know what a challenge our invasion of your establishment presented – and you’re masterful handling of the situation and personable service is why THIS pencil will continue to write the praises of Gas Full Service Restaurant. My heartfelt appreciation to you for stepping up on a moment’s notice and making us so very happy we came.

The legendary Jalapeno Popper Burger

The legendary Jalapeno Popper Burger

You can view more photos from Gas Full Service Restaurant on Facebook at:
https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.375901589204201.1073741830.356637221130638&type=1

Gas Full Service Restaurant
https://www.facebook.com/gasfullservice

Girls’ Pint Out – Jacksonville Chapter
http://jaxgirlspintout.com/
https://www.facebook.com/GirlsPintOutJacksonville

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Jacksonville Girls’ Pint Out invade the Oldest City

Mission accomplished. The Jacksonville Chapter of Girls’ Pint Out stormed the walls of St. Augustine on Saturday (Aug 10) and claimed it as our own!

Jacksonville Girls Pint Out

Jacksonville Girls Pint Out

Mile Marker Brewery (3420 Agricultural Center Drive – St. Augustine – 904.217.4294) was our initial rendezvous point and it was quite exciting to see all the women who turned out for this, our first road trip!

Hosting our event was Linda Johnson, member of our Chapter and an investor in the Mile Marker Brewery. Linda did a magnificent job of welcoming all attendees, including those to the group. The Mile Marker staff provided excellent customer service not only to us but also to the other patrons visiting the establishment, as well. The raffle drawing for pint glasses and a quart growler was a big hit – thank you Mile Marker!

Owner and brewer Vance Joy took time out of his busy (and hot) day of brewing to give our entire group a thorough tour and explanation of Mile Marker’s brew plant and process.

Touring Mile Marker Brewing - St. Augustine, FL

Touring Mile Marker Brewing – St. Augustine, FL

Of course, the beer was delicious and the fellowship was energized and genuine. It was great to see Kelsey and Chase back in the Jacksonville area – Chase returning from deployment overseas just recently and Kelsey from California where she had been waiting impatiently for him. Welcome back, you two! … we missed you while you were away – and thank you both again for your service and sacrifice to our country!

On behalf of all the women, I wish to express our appreciation to the staff, management and owners of Mile Marker Brewing for allowing our boisterous group to invade, for making us feel so welcome and for providing the perfect atmosphere the first stop of the first road trip of the Jacksonville Chapter of Girls’ Pint Out!

You can check out more photos from Mile Marker Brewing on Facebook at:
https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.375901589204201.1073741830.356637221130638&type=1
AND
https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.565032286876326.1073741836.251027828276775&type=1

Mile Marker Brewing (3420 Agricultural Center Drive – St. Augustine – 904.217.4294)
http://www.milemarkerbrewing.com/
https://www.facebook.com/MileMarkerBrewing

Girls’ Pint Out – Jacksonville Chapter
http://jaxgirlspintout.com/
https://www.facebook.com/GirlsPintOutJacksonville

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Jax Girls’ Pint Out Field Trip to St. Augustine, FL & Brew Tour

The Jacksonville Chapter of Girls Pint Out is invading the Oldest City on Saturday August 10, 2013! This will be the first “road trip” for our Chapter, so you should make plans to be there!

All of us beer-lovin’ wayfaring women will meet at Mile Marker Brewing (3420 Agricultural Center Drive – St. Augustine – 904.217.4294) at 1:00 pm. The awesome folks at Mile Marker have graciously offered us a tour of their facilities and a tasting of their delicious brews!

We have several exciting additional options for destinations following Mile Marker including:
Gas Full Service Restaurant
Kings Head British Pub
St. Augustine Historic Walking Tours – Beer Tour by Mia
JP Henley’s
Rendezvous Restaurant
Jackson’s Garage
Stogies
A1A Ale House
American Legion Hall – great stop!

Ladies – we just started this Chapter of Girls Pint Out – and there is NO membership fee or monthly dues. You just pay for what you drink!

Please join us – we are looking forward to meeting you! … We are very welcoming to new members, so you will not feel out of place. You like beer? … then, you ROCK! … you will instantly be regarded as a “Sister of Suds” by our group.

Companion will be driving me as my designated driver and we have space for three other women. Any of you who may also have a willing designated driver may wish to offer transport there and back, as well. When companion agreed to do that, all I had to do was pat him on the head, scratch him behind his ears and coo, “He’s such a good boy, yes he is! … he’s such a good boy!”.

I can’t wait for this amazing time of female fellowship! … please let me know if you think you can attend so that I can have a rough headcount for the various businesses we plan to visit. In the interim, if I can answer any questions of be of any service in this or any other matter, please do not hesitate to contact me. regina@girlspintout.com or visit: http://jaxgirlspintout.com/

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See “What’s Brewing” in EU Jacksonville – August 2013

A doctor, a lawyer and an engineer walk into a bar on Ladies Night…Years ago, this leadin to a joke would have created a mental image of three men entering a honky-tonk in search of something to drink and, well, ladies. Though feminist progress has been made over the past few decades, some modern thinkers still need a figurative slap in the face to wake up to the realization that all three of the professionals above could easily be women.

This same stodgy thinking has been rampant in the craft beer industry in the past. Believe me, it wasn’t that long ago that the microbrewery business was largely considered “Men Only.” However, changes are afoot in the community of craft beer lovers, and that foot is wearing a four-inch heel.

Girls’ Pint Out is a national, all-female organization which was created by Magen Peters to promote solidarity between

First Florida GPO meeting at Cork & Keg - April, 2012

First Florida GPO meeting at Cork & Keg – April, 2012

beer drinkers of the fairer sex. Through monthly events, field trips, meet-ups, and drives, Girls’ Pint Out seeks to promote a sophisticated level of beer appreciation among women and to bolster the craft beer industry in general.

Magen Peters was kind enough to allow me to establish a Jacksonville Chapter of Girls’ Pint Out on June 29. Attendance at get-togethers has been increasing, and interest in this organization has really exploded.

Plans are being made for a field trip to St. Augustine on August 10, where the group will be invading the Mile Marker Brewery and other destinations to be determined.

Jacksonville Magazine has also invited the Chapter to attend the Northeast Florida Beer Cup, which they are sponsoring at TPC Sawgrass on September 26. The girls will be promoting the organization and serving homebrews created by some of the Chapter’s experienced lady brewers.

Ladies, grab your friends, have your significant others serve as your loyal and trustworthy designated drivers, and

www.jaxgirlspintout.com

www.jaxgirlspintout.com

come on out to the next meeting of the Jacksonville Chapter of Girls’ Pint Out! There are no membership fees or monthly dues. If you are interested in attending one of the gatherings, just come prepared to pay for the beer and food you order. It’s that simple.

By the way, there are already some lady lawyers and doctors in the group–so, if you are a lady engineer, your first pint of beer will be on me! No joking!

For further information on the Jacksonville Chapter of Girls’ Pint Out, please visit www.jaxgirlspintout.com or follow us on facebook: https://www.facebook.com/GirlsPintOutJacksonville?ref=hl You can also email me at regina@girlspintout.com

See more of “What’s Brewing” in your area at:
EU Jacksonville August 2013 issue

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Tour and tasting at Intuition Ale Works for Jax Girls’ Pint Out

Ladies, we’re known for our intuition so let’s go with it and take a tour and tasting at Intuition Ale Works on Thursday, August, 15 at 7 pm.

Cost: $10
This is for the tour, a souvenir pint glass to keep, a pint of beer to drink during the tour plus a sampling of 5 different brews (5-oz pours). The price does not include gratuity so please remember to take care of your server.

Ladies, If you would like to join, email me at regina@jaxbrewbitch.com … Membership is free and there are no dues. For more information about Jacksonville Girls’ Pint Out, visit: http://jaxgirlspintout.com/

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Pinglehead Brewery Tasting at Brewer’s Pizza for Girls’ Pint Out

Girls’ Pint Out – Jacksonville Chapter will be having a Pinglehead Brewing Company tasting at Brewer’s Pizza (14B Blanding Blvd, Orange Park – 904.276.5159) this Thursday, August 1, starting at 6:30 pm. Cost is $5 for a flight of the delicious Pinglehead Brewing Company creations.

Brewer’s Pizza features 32 craft beers on tap, over 50 bottles and cans and an extensive menu with salads, subs and Detroit style pizza.

Looking forward to seeing you there!

For more information on Jacksonville’s Chapter of Girls’ Pint Out, visit:
http://jaxgirlspintout.com/

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Jax Girls’ Pint Out Happy Hour at Mellow Mushroom

Ladies, join us this evening (July 25) starting around 6:30 at Mellow Mushroom Jacksonville – Southside Jax for Jacksonville Girls’ Pint Out Happy Hour!

Membership to JaxGPO is free and happy hours are free to attend. Just pay for what you imbibe. Ladies only, please and feel free to bring a friend!

It’s alright if you’re going to be late. Looking forward to seeing everyone and sharing some news about upcoming events and talk about the beer we will all be brewing for Jacksonville Magazine’s Beer Cup 2013.

Ladies, if you have never homebrewed, no worries and if you are a homebrewer, let’s share your beer at this event!

http://jaxgirlspintout.com/

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Ladies, join us for Jacksonville’s Chapter of Girls Pint Out

The Jacksonville Florida Chapter of Girls’ Pint Out is now up and we are meeting regularly. If you love craft beer or want to learn more, join us. Membership is free. You just pay for what you imbibe. We look forward to having you join us.

Check out our website at:
http://jaxgirlspintout.com/

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Girls’ Pint Out to participate in NE FL Beer Cup!

Ladies, we’ve been invited to participate in this year’s Beer Cup by Jacksonville Magazine! …

“Subtle as a bulldozer” … that’s what I included in an earlier post about the newly formed Jacksonville Chapter of Girls Pint Out. I didn’t know how accurate I would be …

However, Jessica Baggett of Jacksonville Magazine blessed us by supplying “rocket fuel super-diesel” for our “dozer” by inviting our Chapter of Girls Pint Out to become involved in the third annual Northeast Florida Beer Cup they are hosting at TPC on Thursday, September 26, from 7 – 9:30 pm.

Jessica also graciously offered us the opportunity of brewing our own beer, bringing it to the event and serving it to those attending the Beer Cup! … Toni Puinno has graciously offered to help us with this fun process and I will be posting more details soon on what day we can get together and brew at her home.

If you would like to assist in the brew process or if you are a lady homebrewer and would like to serve your beer at the Northeast Florida Beer Cup, please contact me at regina@girlspintout.com.

Ladies – get involved in the Jacksonville Chapter of Girls Pint Out! … there is no membership fee or monthly dues – when we get-together, you just pay for whatever you order at the establishment at which we are meeting.

Our first meeting was just this past Thursday evening at World of Beer. We will be having another meeting prior to a road trip being planned to St. Augustine for August 10. Details about the next meeting and the road trip coming soon, so please stay tuned!

follow Girls’ Pint Out on facebook at:
https://www.facebook.com/GirlsPintOutJacksonville

Join our event at:
https://www.facebook.com/events/145505978984394/

Northeast Florida Beer Cup
https://www.facebook.com/events/370252143086592/

Jacksonville Magazine
http://www.jacksonvillemag.com/

TPC Sawgrass
http://www.tpc.com/tpc-sawgrass

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Jax Girls Pint Out meeting – Ladies Night at WOB

Hello Ladies! … the first meeting of the Jacksonville Chapter of Girls Pint Out will be Thursday (July 11) at World of Beer starting at 7 pm and it’s Ladies Night!

Bring your ideas about what you would like the group to do, discuss and what destinations you’d prefer for Girls Pint Out Field Trips!

Please let me know if you will be attending so that I can give a rough headcount to World of Beer. Just e-mail me at regina@girlspintout.com … I look forward to seeing you all there!

Jacksonville Girls Pint Out facebook page:
https://www.facebook.com/GirlsPintOutJacksonville

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Jacksonville Girls Pint Out

OK, Ladies! How does having our first meeting of Jacksonville Girls Pint Out at World Of Beer – Southside Jacksonville sound? I would like to hear back from you on what day of the week would work best. I am thinking sometime during the week like a Wednesday or Thursday evening.

Once I can get a head count I will inform WOB and request a reservation of table(s). I am looking forward to seeing and meeting everyone – and getting this group rolling! Please rsvp at regina@girlspintout.com

At the meeting, let’s discuss what you would like to see happen, what events and field trips would you like to see take place. Bring your ideas and please don’t be bashful about sharing them – there are NO bad ideas! … well, except those which would end in hospitalization, incarceration … or both.

This initial meeting is to get everyone together to enjoy a couple of pints and discuss ideas.

Please tell your girlfriends and invite them over to Jacksonville Girls’ Pint Out facebook page where I will be posting more updates!

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Jax Girls’ Pint Out is rollin’ out!

The Jacksonville Florida Chapter of Girls’ Pint Out will be rolling into town soon – sort of quiet and subtle-like … yeah, subtle as a bulldozer!

Thanks again to GPO founder Magen Peters for allowing me to start the Chapter here for the craft beer lovin’ women of the Greater Jacksonville area. Magen also set up my GPO e-mail (regina@girlspintout.com), so please feel free to contact me via that address, as well.

I am busy getting the social media pages customized and I will also be setting up a user-friendly WordPress-based website to provide even wider distribution of announcements concerning upcoming events and specials in and around our community. Please stay tuned for more info coming your way very soon!

Please tell your girlfriends, wives, cousins, sisters, pets … well, maybe not the pets … about Girls Pint Out getting started here in Jacksonville! … I would appreciate you motivating them to get involved and attend the local GPO functions to be scheduled in the near future.

And guys … if you hear rumbling in the distance – it’s probably just us – the women of Girls’ Pint Out Jacksonville – on our pink bulldozer – rollin’ your way.

Jacksonville Girl’ Pint Out Facebook page:
https://www.facebook.com/GirlsPintOutJacksonville

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Girls Pint Out Jacksonville, FL Chapter

THIS ONE’S FOR THE LADIES – Girls Pint Out – Hello! … I am SO excited to announce that I am starting a Jacksonville Chapter of Girls’ Pint Out! … if you are not already familiar with this awesome national craft beer organization for women, you can visit their website at:

http://www.girlspintout.com/

I will be getting the Jacksonville Chapter’s facebook page up this weekend and I will send out a blast once I do – so, please check back soon.

Many thanks to Magen Peters, the woman behind this incredible organization, for giving me the opportunity of establishing a local chapter here for the craft beer lovin’ women of the Greater Jacksonville area!

If you would like to join, email me at regina@jaxbrewbitch.com

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