From the very beginning the friendly, if reserved, Rottweiler that roamed the brewery and tap room at Green Room Brewing in Jacksonville Beach was a charmer. Diamond could often be found lying in a sunny spot on the floor of the under construction tap room on visits for progress updates. And after the brewery was up and running she could be found roaming the premises and greeting customers. She became the mascot of the brewery and a favorite of patrons young and old. Unfortunately, after 13 years of bringing warmth and love to the family of Mark Stillman and a year of welcoming visitors to Green Room, Diamond succumbed to her battle with cancer in April.
Tonight, in memory of Diamond and for the benefit of Friends of Jacksonville Animals, Green Room will hold a benefit beginning at 6:00 p.m. Friends of Jacksonville Animals is a pet rescue group founded in 2008. It is dedicated to the well-being of homeless animals received by the shelter and focuses on ending unnecessary euthanasia. They also emphasize public education about responsible pet ownership.
Animal and beer lovers can purchase tickets at the door for $18, admission includes two Green Room beers and snacks.