The Memorial Day weekend in Jacksonville is shaping up to be a very busy one. There is so much happening that it might just be impossible to do everything. But, there are those who will certainly try. Among the many activities to choose from, it is inevitable that there are a few beer events in the offing. And it would be criminal to not pass that information on.
The quirky, funky, and totally hip 5 Points section of Riverside is holding a Spring Fling and blocking off the entire merchant district between Lomax and Post Streets. The festival will include a flag presentation to honor America’s fallen soldiers, ten bands, street performers, arts and crafts, food, fun, and an after party that will include tasting over 100 beers from around the world. There could not be a better way to spend a warm Jacksonville Saturday.
The event will begin at 12:00a.m. and will run into the wee hours of the morning with bands taking the stage as late as midnight. But, if you are interested in the After Party beer tasting, plan on arriving around 6:00 p.m. and enjoying the suds until 10:00 p.m. Or, for those who prefer, try a Rumrunner in a souvenir glass that is yours to keep.
Wristbands are $20 and available at Riverside Liquors.
USA vs. Scotland Soccer Game
Going to the game Saturday? Feel like tailgating and having a few cold ones before? You are in luck! Intuition Ale Works is teaming up with Green Room Brewing and Mojo #4 to bring you a tailgate experience like now other! Look for the Intuition van and let the good times roll!
For years the Jacksonville Jazz Festival has attracted the very best jazz entertainers from around the world. This year is no different with acts like Karrin Allyson Quartet and Bela Fleck and the Marcus Roberts Trio.
Another experience that you are sure to enjoy at the Jazz Festival is the Wine Down/Brew Town Tasting Experience. Located on Laura Street near Hemming Plaza, you can get 10 tastes for $20, and an additional six tastes for just $10 more.
Brews that will be available at the event include:
Intuition Ale Works
Peoples Pale Ale
Pinglehead Brewing Company
And two surprise beers!