The Jacksonville beer scene has been building for years. Ever since Brian and Susan Miller opened Bold City in 2008 craft beer fans have been clamoring for more and more hand-crafted, full-flavored beer. Now, six years later, Jacksonville’s eight craft beer breweries and three of the area’s beer distributors have banded together to found the Jax Beer Society an organization dedicated to promoting Jacksonville craft beer and craft beer culture.
The group announced today in a press release that they will host a creator booth at this year’s One Spark Festival in downtown Jacksonville. Read the press release below for full details.
Jacksonville, FL – Jax Beer Society, a nonprofit trade association committed to developing and preserving an active beer culture throughout Northeast Florida, launched earlier this year and made its debut at the Riverside Craft Beer Fest in late February.
“Jax Beer Society is thrilled to be part of One Spark, which is one of Jacksonville’s most exciting events. We hope to raise awareness of our group, build involvement in the community, and add to the already growing number of beer enthusiast and associate memberships. Additionally, we are excited to promote Jax Beer Week, which will take place Nov 8-14,” said Kara Scremin, President of Jax Beer Society.
Membership is open to brewers, wholesalers, associate members (e.g. retail outlets, brew pubs) and craft beer enthusiasts who are interested in working together to advance the emerging craft and specialty beer scene in Jacksonville and to promote regional events and festivals that support the industry.
Jax Beer Society founding members are: Aardwolf Brewing Co., Bold City Brewery, Engine 15 Brewing Co., Green Room Brewing, Intuition Ale Works, Pinglehead Brewing Company, Veterans United Craft Brewery, Zeta Brewing, Brown Distributing, Champion Brands and North Florida Sales.
“Our beer community has always been very supportive of each other. So, it was only natural that we come together to elevate Northeast Florida’s beer culture and make a focused effort on Jax Beer Week. The interest and support the community has shown for Jax Beer Society has already been overwhelming — and we’ve only just begun,” said Scremin.
Memberships can be purchased at www.JaxBeerSociety.com/members or by visiting the Jax Beer Society booth at One Spark located outside Visit Jacksonville, 208 N Laura St. the organization’s main focus will be the coordination of Jax Beer Week which will take place November 8th through 14th. Jax Beer Society will organize a number of events across the city that focus on promoting the area’s craft and specialty beer scene. Jax Beer Week will culminate in a two-day grand tasting event at Hemming Park in downtown Jacksonville on November 13th and 14th.