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Beer It Forward this American Craft Beer Week

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Credit: Brewers Association

Monday, May 15 marks the beginning of American Craft Beer Week 2017. The week celebrates the diversity of the American craft beer scene and strives to educate the uninitiated to the many joys of craft beer. In addition, this year the Brewers Association
— the trade organization dedicated to supporting craft beer brewers — have launched a #BeerItForward campaign.

Simply put, Beer It Forward is a way to do something extra with beer. Its a means to make someone’s day, say thank you for a job well done or just an anonymous gesture that shares the craft beer love with someone else. Beering It Forward could be something as simple as buying a pint for a stranger while at a taproom, bringing a six-pack of special brews to a friend or including extra beer in a trade.  Anything that “pays it forward.”

When someone Beers It Forward to you, document their generosity on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook and tag it with #BeerItForward.

Get more information about the concept in the infographic produced by the Brewers Association below.

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Putt N’ Crawl returns for 13th year at Jacksonville Beach

logoSince 2004 Putt N’ Crawl has been a Jacksonville Beach tradition. The premise is simple, dress in your most outrageous costume and crawl from bar to bar where mini golf holes are set up. Putt at each hole and try to beat your friends’ scores. Get a hole-in-one and win a prize. Its that easy.

In addition, prizes will be awarded for best costume — both individual and group.

But, the day is really about getting out to Jacksonville Beach with your friends, enjoying great drinks specials and having fun. Checking out the parade of costumes is a lot of fun, too. This year 11 Jacksonville Beach bars and restaurants are opening their doors to the event.

At the end of the day, an after party will be held at Lynch’s with presentation of costume prizes and drink specials.

This year’s event takes place on Saturday, May 6. Sign-ins begin at 1:00 p.m. at Lynch’s Irish Pub, Zeta Brewing Company or Ocean Grille. Ticket holders will receive a wristband that provides access to the course, drink discounts and prizes. Participants must be 21 years old or older to take part in the event and I.D.s will be checked upon check in.

Tickets for the event are $25 dollars, but if you use the code “BEERGUY” at checkout, you will get an exclusive discount for Jax Beer Guy readers only — you will get your ticket for $1 (plus a $1.05 processing fee)! That’s right, because you are a loyal reader, you get a 96% discount!

Order your tickets today at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/putt-n-crawl-2017-tickets-29510911932.

 
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Posted by on April 26, 2017 in Beer, Events

 

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Jax Beer Guy to launch Facebook Live broadcasts

There is a lot going on in the local and state beer world over the next few months. And you can expect coverage of several right here on The Jax Beer Guy blog. Events I plan on attending include:

  • Feb. 4 – Underdark Day at Intuition Ale Works
  • Feb. 19 – SweetWater Brewing Company’s 20th Anniversary
  • Feb. 24 – Barley Mow Brewing Company and Whole Foods Jacksonville beer dinner
  • Feb. 25 – Riverside Craft Beer Fest presented by the Riverside Rotary Club
  • March 11 – Cigar City Brewing Hunahpu’s Day

This year I plan to use Facebook Live to bring live broadcasts from the events. Be sure to Like my Folio Weekly Pint Sized Facebook page to be sure to catch them. These broadcasts will include insider views of the events along with interviews of attendees and brewers.

Let me know what you want to see and hear about as I talk to organizers, participants and guests.

But, if you miss the live broadcast, don’t worry. You will still be able to view the videos after I post them to my YouTube page and here on the blog.

 
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Posted by on January 30, 2017 in Beer, Events

 

Jax Beer Week 2016: Menu for Beer vs. Wine dinner at Kitchen on San Marco released

kosmKitchen on San Marco, Jacksonville’s premier farm-to-table restaurant has released details on the Beer vs. Wine event with Engine 15 Brewing happening at this Thursday, Sept. 22 at 6:30 p.m. Tickets to the event are $55, call the restaurant for details.

904-396-2344

Check out the menu below:

Menu

First Course

Testa/Pickles/Grilled Bread

J’ville Lager

Steele Shooting Star Aligote

 

Second Course

Pork Sugo/Cornbread/Chicken Cracklins

Soured Society

Kuleto Frog Prince

 

Third Course

Ham Rib/Cabbage/Cucumber/Datl BBQ

Nutsack

Boneshaker Zinfandel

 

Fourth Course

Crispy Pork Shank/Squash Duck Confit Hash/Poached Egg

Mad Max

Kuleto India Ink

 

Fifth Course

Candied Bacon Doughnut/Caramel

Straight 30W

Taylor Fladgate Tawny Porto

 

 
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Posted by on September 19, 2016 in Beer, Jacksonville Beer Week

 

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Jax Beer Week 2016 Kicks Off Tomorrow

jaxbeerweek_ver4-3_page_11Jax Beer Week is upon us again and this year’s line up of events is truly stellar. From beer dinners to Funk Fests, this year we have it all. Be sure to get out and enjoy some of the great events and support Jacksonville beer!

This is not a comprehensive list. As new events are added I will update here and on my social media pages.

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Twitter: @FolioPintSized

Saturday, September 17

Intuition 5th Annual Oktoberfest Celebration
Time: 12:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Location: Intuition Ale Works, 929 E Bay St, Jacksonville, FL 32202
More Details: http://www.intuitionaleworks.com/event/oktoberfest-2016/

Kitchen on San Marco – t$5 Florida Drafts, Jax Brewery Flights, Beer Cocktails and Mash In Ticket Raffle
Time:  4:30 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.
Location: 1402 San Marco Blvd, Jacksonville, FL 32207

Veterans United serving drafts at Murray Hill’s Centennial Party
Time: 5:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
932 Edgewood Ave S, Jacksonville, FL 32205
More Details: http://www.murrayhilljax.com/event/murray-hills-centennial-celebration/

Sunday, September 18

Homebrew Showcase
Time: 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Location: Alewife Bottleshop and Tasting Room, 1035 Park St, Jacksonville, FL 32204

Home Brewing Demonstration
Time: 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Location: Really Good Beer Stop, 323 10th Ave N, Jacksonville Beach, FL 32250

Sunday Supper: Session Beer & BBQ!
Time: 2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Location: The Bearded Pig, 1224 Kings Ave, Jacksonville, FL 32207

Jax Beer Week Bottle Share
Time: 3:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Alewife Bottleshop and Tasting Room, 1035 Park St, Jacksonville, FL 32204

Jags Vs Chargers Party Featuring Aardwolf Brewing Company and Ballast Point
Time: 4:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Location: Mellow Mushroom, 1018 3rd St N, Jacksonville Beach, FL 32250

Monday, September 19

Kitchen on San Marco $5 Florida Drafts, Jax Brewery Flights, Beer Cocktails & Mash In Ticket Raffle!
Time: 11:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Location: Kitchen on San Marco, 1402 San Marco Blvd, Jacksonville, FL 32207

Jax Beer Society Collaboration Beer Release
Time: 5:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Location: Intuition Ale Works, 929 E Bay St, Jacksonville, FL 32202

Arts and Drafts with Funky Buddha
Time: 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Location: Really Good Beer Stop, 323 10th Ave N, Jacksonville Beach, FL 32250

Cigar City Tap Takeover
Time: 6:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Location: Mellow Mushroom, 3611 St Johns Ave, Jacksonville, FL 32205

Barrels, Foudres, & Beer Oh My!
Time: 6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Location: Alewife Bottleshop and Tasting Room, 1035 Park St, Jacksonville, FL 32204

Tuesday, September 20

Kitchen on San Marco $5 Florida Drafts, Jax Brewery Flights, Beer Cocktails & Mash In Ticket Raffle!
Time: 11:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Location: Kitchen on San Marco, 1402 San Marco Blvd, Jacksonville, FL 32207

5 days of Bottle Releases at Green Room
Time: 4:00 p.m. – 11:30 p.m.
Location: Green Room Brewing, 228 3rd St N, Jacksonville Beach, FL 32250

Aardwolf Brewing Company Tap Spotlight
Time: 5:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Location: Beer:30 – San Marco, 1543 San Marco Blvd, Jacksonville, FL 32207

Sixpoint Brewery Night
Time: 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Location: Really Good Beer Stop, 323 10th Ave N, Jacksonville Beach, FL 32250

Cigar City Brewing and Tapa That Beer Dinner
Time: 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Location: Alewife Bottleshop and Tasting Room, 1035 Park St, Jacksonville, FL 32204

Get Jacked: The Ultimate Coffee Beer Collaboration!
Time: 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Location: BREW Five Points, 1024 Park St, Jacksonville, FL 32204

Beer Trivia at Engine 15
Time: 7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Location: Engine 15 Brewing Co., 1500 Beach Blvd #217, Jacksonville Beach, FL 32250

Wednesday, September 21

Kitchen on San Marco $5 Florida Drafts, Jax Brewery Flights, Beer Cocktails & Mash In Ticket Raffle!
Time: 11:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Location: Kitchen on San Marco, 1402 San Marco Blvd, Jacksonville, FL 32207

 5 days of Bottle Releases at Green Room
Time: 4:00 p.m. – 11:30 p.m.
Location: Green Room Brewing, 228 3rd St N, Jacksonville Beach, FL 32250

Alpine Brewing at Engine15
Time:  4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Location: Engine 15 Brewing Co., 1500 Beach Blvd #217, Jacksonville Beach, FL 32250

Engine 15 Spotlight
Time:  5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Location: Beer:30 – San Marco, 1543 San Marco Blvd, Jacksonville, FL 32207

What The Funk?!
Time: 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Location: Alewife Bottleshop and Tasting Room, 1035 Park St, Jacksonville, FL 32204

Yappy Hour with Bark for Life
Time:  6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Really Good Beer Stop323 10th Ave N Jacksonville Beach FL 32250

Ballast Point Tap Takeover
Time: 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Location: Burrito Gallery Brooklyn, 90 Riverside Ave #601, Jacksonville, FL 32202

Free Brewery Tours at Veterans United
Time:  6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Location: Veterans United Craft Brewery, 8999 Western Way #104, Jacksonville, FL 32256

Jax Brew Bus Sour Beer Tour
Time: 6:00 p.m. – 10:30 p.m.
Location: Really Good Beer Stop, 323 10th Ave N, Jacksonville Beach, FL 32250

Jax Brew Bus is offering a Sour Beer Tour for sour beer lovers for a special low price of $40 per person plus taxes & fees. The tour starts at 6 pm at Really Good Beer Stop Jax Beach. The tour will go to Alewife, Beer30, and Wicked Barley before dropping riders back off at Really Good Beer Stop around 10:30 pm. These locations are not currently available for regular Saturday tours so take advantage.

Jax Beach Pub Cycle
Time: 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Location: Begins at Green Room Brewing, 228 3rd St N, Jacksonville Beach, FL 32250

Cyclists get ½ off first pint and 10% off all other RGBS purchases.

Engine 15 Spotlight + Game Night: Flash Point
Time:  7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Location: Beer:30, 1271 King St, Jacksonville, FL 32204

Glass Giveaway & Raffle
Time:  7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Location: Brewz, 1011 Atlantic Blvd, Atlantic Beach, FL 32233

Featuring multiple prizes, glasses from Aardwolf Brewing Company and lots of great beer.

Thursday, September 22

Oktoberfest at Aardwolf
Time: 3:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.
Location: Aardwolf Brewing Company, 1461 Hendricks Ave, Jacksonville, FL 32207

Stop by for the launch of their Oktoberfest “Aartoberfest.” Try one of their 4 Gose-style brews and have the chance to win logoed steins.

Kitchen on San Marco $5 Florida Drafts, Jax Brewery Flights, Beer Cocktails & Mash In Ticket Raffle!
Time: 11:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Location: Kitchen on San Marco, 1402 San Marco Blvd, Jacksonville, FL 32207

 5 days of Bottle Releases at Green Room
Time: 4:00 p.m. – 11:30 p.m.
Location: Green Room Brewing, 228 3rd St N, Jacksonville Beach, FL 32250

Small Batch Release: Jalapeno Pale Ale
Time:  3:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Location: Veterans United Craft Brewery, 8999 Western Way #104, Jacksonville, FL 32256

Barrel Aged Night at Engine 15
Time: 4:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.
Location: Engine 15 Brewing Co., 1500 Beach Blvd #217, Jacksonville Beach, FL 32250, USA

Join us tappings of Barrel Aged Nut Sack, Barrel Aged Hard Cider, Barrel Aged Imperial Simcoe and there’s rumors that Barrel Aged Imperial Chupacabra might raise its ugly head.

Intuition Ale Works Tap Spotlight
Time: 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Location: The Bearded Pig, 1224 Kings Ave, Jacksonville, FL 32207, USA

Founders Tap Spotlight
Time: 5:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Location: Beer:30 – San Marco, 1543 San Marco Blvd, Jacksonville, FL 32207

Southern Swells Brewing Co. – A Special Tasting Event
Time: 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Location: Really Good Beer Stop, 323 10th Ave N, Jacksonville Beach, FL 32250

Sample brews from this up-and-coming Jax Beach brewery at their first public tasting event.

Cider & Cheese Pairing
Time: 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Location: Alewife Bottleshop and Tasting Room, 1035 Park St, Jacksonville, FL 32204

A farmhouse cider and artisanal cheese pairing. Ticketed event.

Beer vs Wine Dinner
Time: 6:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Location: Kitchen on San Marco, 1402 San Marco Blvd, Jacksonville, FL 32207

Enjoy creative dishes by Chef Ryan Randolph paired with both an Engine 15 beer and selected wine…the guests will then vote on which pairs best wine or beer! Ticketed event.

Veterans United Tap Takeover @ Dicks Wings Nocatee
Time: 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Location: Dicks Wings, 100 Marketside Avenue, Ponte Vedra Beach, FL 32081

Friday, September 23

Kitchen on San Marco $5 Florida Drafts, Jax Brewery Flights, Beer Cocktails & Mash In Ticket Raffle!
Time: 11:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Location: Kitchen on San Marco, 1402 San Marco Blvd, Jacksonville, FL 32207

 5 days of Bottle Releases at Green Room
Time: 4:00 p.m. – 11:30 p.m.
Location: Green Room Brewing, 228 3rd St N, Jacksonville Beach, FL 32250

Small Batch Release: Grapefruit IPA
Time:  3:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.
Location: Veterans United Craft Brewery, 8999 Western Way #104, Jacksonville, FL 32256

Taste of the Seasons
Time: 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Location: Broudy’s Liquors, 516 W Geoffrey St, Saint Augustine, FL 32086

Featuring Cabo Wabo tequila, pumpkin meads and various holiday beers

M.I.A. Brewing Tap Spotlight
Time: 5:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Location: Beer:30 – San Marco, 1543 San Marco Blvd, Jacksonville, FL 32207

Think Local, Drink Local
Time:  6:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Location: Alewife Bottleshop and Tasting Room, 1035 Park St, Jacksonville, FL 32204

Local tap takeover & game night.

Fundraising event for Rethreaded.

Tap The Keg Friday
Time: 6:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.
Location: Brixx Wood Fired Pizza, 220 Riverside Ave, Jacksonville, FL 32202, USA

Tapping of “Soured Society” JBS Collaboration Beer.

Saturday, September 24

5 days of Bottle Releases at Green Room
Time: 4:00 p.m. – 11:30 p.m.
Location: Green Room Brewing, 228 3rd St N, Jacksonville Beach, FL 32250

Jax Beer Week- MASH IN
Saturday, Sep 24 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Location: The Glass Factory, 601 Myrtle Ave N, Jacksonville, FL 32204, USA
More information: http://jaxbeersociety.com/mash-in/

 

 
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Posted by on September 16, 2016 in Beer, Jacksonville Beer Week

 

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Applebee’s honors American Craft Beer Week with special Happy Hour

bdg_ACBW2016_lgAmerican Craft Beer Week is upon us and the number of activities to show your support is nothing less than amazing. One event that you may not have heard about, but should definitely look in to is the Craft Beer Happy Hour at Applebee’s in Bartram Park.

The Happy Hour will feature craft beer from “down the block, around the corner and across the country.” Guests will have an opportunity to choose from a range of beers from local breweries such as Bold City Brewing Company, Veteran’s United Craft Brewing and Intuition Ales Works in addition to brews from regional and national breweries like SweetWater Brewing Company, Sam Adams Brewing Company and Terrapin Beer Company.

Along with the great beer, guests can expect a DJ to be spinning tunes on the patio and opportunities to win fun beer-centric swag. In addition, representatives from Bold City Brewing Company will be on hand to talk about their beers and answer questions.

The Happy Hour takes place Thursday, May 19 from 4:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at 14560 Old St. Augustine Road.

 

 

 

 
 

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Jax Beer Society launches “Half Mash” scavenger hunt at Gastrofest

Jax Beer Society logoAs a kid, I loved scavenger hunts. There was something adventurous about getting a list of odd items to find and then headed of on the trail to find them. This spring, the Jax Beer Society has taken that idea and given it a beer-centric twist. Beginning at Gastrofest Saturday, March 19, 2016, hunters can seek out great beer in Jacksonville and, if they are crafty enough to tick off everything on their “to-find” list, score a couple of tickets to the Beer Society’s Jax Beer Week soiree Mash In.

Dubbed the “Half Mash,” the scavenger hunt has beer-lovers visiting each of the eight local craft breweries and three Associate Business Members to complete their list. At each stop hunters are to snap a photo with their smartphone in front of the Jax Beer Society poster. Then they are to post the image to social media and tag it with the hashtags: #jaxbeersociety #jaxaletrail #drinkitinjax.

Intrepid scavengers who complete the hunt by Thursday, March 31, 2016 will be rewarded for their skills with a pair of tickets to the Jax Beer Society Mash In on Saturday, September 24, 2016.

Look for the Jax Beer Society tent at Gastrofest to get a “wild card” photo that can stand in for any one scavenger hunt photo. Enthusiasts can also pick up a pair of free bright red sunglasses that are sure to be all the rage at the event.

Hunters are encouraged to have fun – within the bounds of good taste – with their photos and, of course, enjoy a pint of good beer at each stop. The eight local breweries participating in the Half Mash include:

A list of Associate Business Members can be found on the Jax Beer Society website at: http://jaxbeersociety.com/members/.

 
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Posted by on March 18, 2016 in Beer, Events

 

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