|These barrels are just waiting to be tapped at
the brewery anniversary in October.
Stopped by Bold City Brewery today on the way home from work. Met up with Scott Russell of North Florida Sales — the local distributor of a slew of awesome craft beers and Brian Miller, brewmaster and owner of Bold City. We chatted a few minutes about the great things happening in the craft beer market and the local Jacksonville market in general before strolling into the brewhouse.
Brian is understandably proud of his shiny new brewing system and let slip that he isn’t finished yet. Soon he will be adding two new fermentation tanks; one 60 barrel and one 80 barrel. Now that’s how you increase capacity!
I noticed that one of his new tanks had a chinook fermenting and Brian says it should be ready soon!
Scott had stopped by to pick up a few kegs of Bold City brew for delivery to the Ritz-Carlton of Fernandina Beach who has begun serving the local brews as a featured beer.
|Brian Miller proud papa of a new brew system.|
While he was there he donated several cases of beer for the next Brew Crew event — one of which, Sweetwater 430 Extra Pale Ale, is not yet available in the Jacksonville market in bottles (it will be available tomorrow on tap). That’s right boys and girls, the Brew Crew will be hosting the Jacksonville debut of this exceptional beer Saturday night!
Both these guys are stand-up fellows. And both are passionate about craft beer and growing the local following for tasty beer. The Crew looks forward to working with both of these fine gentleman soon!