This weekend is shaping up to be another big beer weekend. Drinkers of good beer all over north Florida are giddy with ecstasy over it. Well, maybe not all of them, but I know I am.
Here’s the run down:
Tonight, Thursday, October 27, 2011:
Bold City Brewery
The gang from Cigar City Brewing in Tampa is headed to our own Bold City tonight for a tap takeover. Carolyn Graham from Brown Distributers says you should expect to find some old favorites, some new takes on favorites, and some never-before-available in Jacksonville brews. If you’re a fan of Cigar City, and who isn’t, this is a must-attend event.
Intuition Ale Works
If you have ever wanted to learn how to brew your own delicious liquid gold, tonight is the night for you at MOSH. Ben Davis owner and brewer at Intuition Ale Works will be there teaching the art and science of brewing beer. While you may not equate beer with science, it truly is a very scientific process to brew it. Ben will explain it all tonight starting at 6:00 PM. Cost is $10 for public and $5 for MOSH members. Call (904) 396-6674, ext. 226 for reservations.
Party on the Patio
The Historic Hayden Burns Library (122 North Ocean at the corner of Ocean and Forsyth) in downtown Jacksonville will be rocking with the 1st Annual Florida-Georgia Gathering: Party on the Patio. The line-up tonight includes band Co-Alition, DJ Vlad the Inhaler, big screen TVs with game 6 of the World Series (GO CARDS!), beer from Intuition Ale Works, wine, Jaeger Bombs, drinks, art, and loads of fun! Party starts at 4:00 PM and goes until midnight
Friday, October 28, 2011
Green Room Brewing
Anyone who has ever wandered to Gainesville, Florida would have a hard time not noticing that it is a big college town that is very proud of their Gators. With this being the Florida-Georgia weekend here in Jacksonville, the guys out at Green Room thought why not have a tap takeover with Gainesville’s Swamp Head Brewing? Stop on by and visit the guys out at the beach and quaff some outstanding Florida brewed beers.
Not wanting to be left without a dog in this fight, Sweetwater Brewing out of the Atlanta area will be representing the peach state of Georgia with several of their fantastic brews on tap as well. Sweetwater has only been in the Jacksonville market for a short time, but its 420 Pale Ale has gathered quite a following.
Who will emerge the victor in the tap handle war at Green Room – the patrons who stop in and take advantage of the opportunity to enjoy these fine brews!
Party on the Patio
Party on the Patio continues at The Historic Hayden Burns Library (122 North Ocean at the corner of Ocean and Forsyth) in downtown Jacksonville band Wildfire, and DJ bullet & Toxey, big screen TVs with game 7 of the World Series (I’m confident the Cards will beat Texas tonight! GO CARDS!), more beer from Intuition Ale Works, wine, Jaeger Bombs, drinks, art, food from Uptown Market, Hola! Mexican Restaurant, and Caribbean Stone, and loads of fun! Party starts at 3:00 PM and keeps on going until the wee hours at 2:00 AM.
Saturday, October 29, 2011
Party on the Patio
There’s a little thing called the Florida-Georgia game Saturday that a lot of folks seem to get very excited about. Well, if you don’t have a ticket and still want the party atmosphere, join the Party on the Patio from noon until midnight. The big screens will be fired up and showing the game, the food will be hot, the beer and drinks will be cold. Then, after the game, stick around for the awesome band Canary in the Coal Mine! Party hours are noon to midnight!
Sunday, October 30, 2011
The Florida-Georgia game isn’t the only battle happening this weekend. On Sunday, Total Wine is hosting a free beer tasting pitting German brews against Belgian. Select beers will be poured by experts donning the traditional costumes of each country (yes, I’ll be wearing lederhosen). First pour starts at 11:30 and continues until approximately 2:00 PM.
Stop by and learn about the German styles of Marzen, Hefeweizen, and Dunkelweizen. Compare those to the Belgian styles of Dubbels, Tripels, and Witbiers. Stick around and discuss your favorites. Then pick up a few to take home!
Whoa! What a weekend! This one is packed with good stuff so much good stuff it is going to be hard to decide what to go to. But, somehow, I am sure you will manage!
Until next time,
Long Live the Brewers!