In a press release posted Thursday, June 28, Florida juice purveyor Natalie’s Orchard Island Juice has announced its partnership with Jacksonville local brewery, Wicked Barley. The company’s juices are used in several Wicked Barley beers. FOr full details read the full press release below.
Fort Pierce, FL – June 28, 2018: Natalie’s Orchid Island Juice Company announced today that Jacksonville, Florida-based Wicked Barley Brewing Company has chosen Natalie’s for its renowned high-quality citrus in crafting select Wicked Barley craft beers this summer. Wicked Barley prides itself on using local, fresh ingredients in its handcrafted brews – making Natalie’s a natural choice for the homegrown partnership between two Florida companies.
The new craft beers incorporating Natalie’s clean label juices are:
- Natalie’s Blood Orange IPA: A refreshing summertime beer, brewed with fresh Natalie’s Blood Orange Juice and zest from fresh blood oranges and lemons. The crushable 6.5% IPA is a celebration of all things Florida and can be enjoyed on tap during the summer months at both Wicked Barley’s bar and Keg & Coin, Jacksonville’s video game bar.
- School in the Summertime: A refreshing summertime lemon shandy made from tropical American wheat, brewed with lemon drop hops, and mixed with Natalie’s Natural Lemonadeduring the pour.
“We’re really excited to have discovered Natalie’s Juices,” said Wicked Barley co-owner and brewmaster, Philip Maple. “Their juices bring the exact, true, citrus notes we were looking for when crafting our special ales for summer. The lemon shandy has been so popular with our customers, we’ve had to return to production for additional brewing time!”
“Our minimally processed, minimal ingredient juices let the fruit do the talking,” said Natalie Sexton, VP of marketing and namesake of Natalie’s Orchid Island Juice Company. “And it’s that authentic citrus taste that makes our award-winning juices enjoyable on their own, in cocktail recipes, and in this case, as part of a wonderfully refreshing Wicked Barley summer ale. We love this collaboration and the opportunity to introduce craft beer lovers to our family of distinct, squeezed fresh juices.”
Natalie’s Blood Orange IPA and School in the Summertime Lemonade Shandy will be available on tap throughout the summer at the Wicked Barley Brewing Company, 4100 Baymeadows Road, Jacksonville, Florida.
For the brewery’s two-year anniversary, Wicked Barley is having an all-day celebration featuring a Natalie’s shandy bar on July 28th from 11am-11pm. Attendees can pick their favorite Natalie’s juice to mix with their beer. The event will also feature live music, food, swag and of course, cold Wicked Barley brews!
Natalie’s Orchid Island Juice Company is a woman-owned and family-operated business that has been committed to producing only the highest quality, authentically fresh juices for the past 30 years. All of Natalie’s juices are squeezed fresh in small batches using hand-picked fruits and vegetables from Florida Farmers or American growers. The juices are distributed in 32 states across the U.S. and over 41 different countries worldwide.
Founded in 2014, Wicked Barley Brewing Company is an award-winning waterfront craft brewpub in Jacksonville, Florida. Wicked Barley offers a large selection of beers ciders and meads brewed on premise. With 20 taps to start, there is a large assortment of Wicked Barley brews to choose from, as well as a few rotating guest taps that showcases some of the best craft breweries from around the state and country.