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Founders adding new brews to barrel-aged lineup

frootwoodKicking off their 20th anniversary year, Founders will release Frootwood, a cherry ale aged in oak barrels that have previously held both bourbon and maple syrup, as the first release in their Barrel-Aged Series.

At the end of last year, Founders announced the early-2017 launch of a brand new series that celebrates their highly regarded barrel-aging program, which is responsible for popular beers like KBS and Backwoods Bastard. Throughout the year, they will be releasing six different barrel-aged beers, including KBS in April 2017 and Backwoods Bastard in November 2017. Frootwood leads off the series.

Frootwood is a cherry ale aged in oak barrels that have previously held both bourbon and maple syrup. Frootwood will be available in some states as early as January, with remaining states seeing it by February. Founders will release it in the taproom on January 13, 2017 and it will have a suggested retail price of $14.99/4-pack and $11.99/750mL bottle. The entire Barrel-Aged Series lineup will be offered in both 750mL bottles and 4-packs of 12oz bottles.

“A light-bodied cherry ale is probably not the first thing that comes to someone’s mind when they consider a barrel-aged beer,” said Co-Founder and President Dave Engbers. “We love playing with expectations and Frootwood is proof of that.”

Founders will announce the remaining three releases in the Barrel-Aged Series later in the year.

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Posted by on January 18, 2017 in Beer, Beer Releases


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Dahlia’s Pour House to celebrate three years

Dahlias (5)My how time does fly! It seems like just yesterday Dahlia’s Pour House located in the King Street Beer District (even though it is actually on Post Street) of Jacksonville, Fla. The saloon, owned by a spunky and spirited woman, opened with 85 beer taps, a good-natured thumb of the nose at nearby Kickbacks Gastropub that had 84 at the time. Next month, on July 11, 2015, the popular watering hole celebrates its third anniversary with a full day of special beers including a Dahlia’s exclusive brew.

From the beginning, Dahlia’s was always about having a variety of brews to drink and activities to keep patrons entertained. The bar is filled with pool and ping pong tables, a beer pong table sits near a window as well as the first Beertleship game (think Battleship but with shots of beer instead of pegs). Dahlia’s has always been about sharing great beer with friends in a fun-filled, relaxing environment.

For its third anniversary, an unbelievable lineup of beers has been put together with an hourly $4 specials on selected beers. In addition, several breweries will have representatives present to help liven up the celebration with giveaways and special brews.

The schedule for the party so far is:

Noon – 1:00 p.m.: Barley Mow Brewing Company & Persimmon Hollow Brewery

1:00 – 2:00 p.m.: Big Top Brewing Company* with the Prickly Pear Beer! & 3 Daughters Brewing

2:00 – 3:00 p.m.: Bold City Brewery & Cigar City Brewing*

3:00 -4:00 p.m.: Green Room Brewing & JDub’s Brewing Company & Tap Room

4:00 – 5:00 p.m.: Engine 15 Brewing Company & Swamp Head Brewing

5:00 – 6:00 p.m.: Veterans United Craft Brewery* & Big Storm Brewing Co.

6:00 – 7:00 p.m.: Intuition Ale Works* & Pinglehead Brewing Company

7:00 – 8:00 p.m.: Tomoka Brewing Co & Seadog Brewery

8:00 – 9:00 p.m.: Aardwolf Brewery* & Wynwood Brewing Company

9:00 – 10:00 p.m.: Green Bench Brewing Co. & Florida Beer Company

(* denotes breweries with representatives in attendance)

Highlights of the hourly specials include a special beer brewed by Big Top Brewing Company specifically for Dahlia’s with prickly pear. Cigar City Brewing Company will also be providing some special brews including Seasonal Creep Chocolate-Covered Pumpkin, Guayabera and Minaret on nitro.

In addition, Dahlia’s has secured five bottles of Dogfish Head’s legendary 120-Minute IPA. The bottles will be given away to the first five patrons that order two Dogfish Head beers. There is a strict one-bottle-per-person limit on this highly-sought brew.

Join the celebration Saturday, July 11 beginning at noon at:

Dahlia’s Pour House
2695 Post Street

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Posted by on June 26, 2015 in Beer News


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Dahlia’s Pour House to celebrate two year anniversary

dahlias1It seems like just yesterday that my friend Andrea told me about her desire to open a beer bar of her own in Riverside. After much hard work and more than one setback, her dream came to fruition nearly two years ago in the form of Dahlia’s Pour House in the King Street Beer District.

To celebrate the momentous occasion of two years in business, Andrea and the entire staff of the Pour House are throwing a day-long bash on Saturday, July 12. For the celebration, a line-up of activities has been released including:

• First 50 guests will receive a free Dahlia’s coozie. After those are gone, guests can purchase a coozie for just $1.
• Each hour a different Florida Brewery will be featured with $4 drafts.
• For every two (2) Dogfish Head beers purchased, guests will receive one (1) raffle ticket for a chance to win one of 12 Dogfish Head 120-minute IPA bottles. Loyalty club members get a free raffle entry.
• Free beer swag throughout the night.
• Free Champagne toast for everyone with staff and the owner at 5:00 p.m.
• Coaster Flip Contest at 6:00 p.m. — House cash to top two finishers.
• Connect Four tournament at 7:00 p.m. — House cash to top two finishers.
• Corn Hole Tournament at 4:00 p.m. (Pre-sign up at the bar, $10 per team, house cash, as well as cash prizes awarded).

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Posted by on June 26, 2014 in Events


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Green Room Set to Celebrate Anniversary with Special Release

It’s hard to believe, but Green Room Brewing will be celebrating their first year of brewing tasty beers for thirsty beach residents later this month. To celebrate, Eric Luman, brewer and co-owner, today announced a special, limited edition release. The brew is called Secret Spot Ale, aged on Maker’s Mark barrels with organic cocoa nibs and locally-roasted coffee beans the brew weighs in at 10% ABV.

The brewery will be offering these one-of-a-kind bottles at their Tap Room in Jacksonville Beach beginning at 12:00 p.m., Saturday, June 16. Luman emphasizes that the bottles will be on a first come, first served basis and that only 900 were filled. Secret Spot will also be offered on tap in the Tap Room while the limited supply lasts.

The brewery will also be roasting a whole hog that was raised on Green Room’s spent grain. All proceeds from the pig roast will benefit Keep the Ferry.


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Beer Junto Celebrates 1 Year Anniversary

Beer-lovers from around the Jacksonville area converged on Engine 15 in Jacksonville Beach Saturday night to hoist a pint and congratulate owner Steve Rushe. The beer flowed and the good times rolled as folks kept pouring in to celebrate the milestone set by one of Jacksonville’s best beer blogs.

The Springfield Brew Crew raises a glass and adds their congratulations to Steve. Not only is this a milestone for you and your site, it is an indication that Jacksonville is truly entering the Craft Beer scene.


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Posted by on October 25, 2010 in Beer, Beer Tasting, Relaxing


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