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 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!
Alex 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!
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!
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 email@example.com or call (904) 612-3987.