For the past few weeks, Joe and I have been making our rounds to the local breweries to taste their beers and talk about them. In the episode below we stop by Intuition Ale Works and taste four of their brews; Silvertown, Honey Badger, Shotgun Shack and King Street Stout.
Saison is a Belgian style of beer that was originally developed to refresh farm hands during the late summer harvests. Today it is just a darn tasty beer that can be enjoyed anytime. Look for great brews like Saison DuPont from Belgium, Saison du Swamp from Swamp Head Brewing in Gainesville, Dragonglass Black Saison from Intuition Ale Works locally in Jacksonville, and the elusive Cucumber Saison from Cigar City Brewing in Tampa.
Last year, on I Know Jax, we aired a segment on Saisons. We thought it would be fitting to the start of summer to give you the opportunity to watch it again. Please remember to tune in to CW17 on Saturday nights at 8:00 p.m. (if not pre-empted by Sharks football) and 12:00 midnight for new episodes and new Beer Guy segments!
And do not forget to check out http://www.jaxbeerguy.com for access to the Jax Beer Guy blog, upcoming events, information on beer classes, and more I Know Jax video segments of the Beer Guy.
According to Charlie Papazian, the founder of the BeerCity USA contest the “…2013 “primary” poll is REOPENED due to possible poll related technical issues during the initial nomination period one week ago. Nominations for inclusion on the final BeerCity USA 2013 ballot are still being accepted through this nomination pollnow through 3 p.m. Mountain Time, Saturday, May 4.”
The article, posted on Examiner.com yesterday goes on to say that several cities have already qualified. Unfortunately, Jacksonville is not among them. However, it is not too late. We can still get Jax on the ballot by voting through Saturday, May 4. The cites already nominated include: Ann Arbor, MI; Asheville, NC; Bend, OR; Chicago, IL; Cleveland, OH; Denver, CO; Durango, CO; Fort Collins, CO; Grand Rapids, MI; Kalamazoo, MI; Madison, WI; Milwaukee, WI; Missoula, MT; Philadelphia, PA; Phoenix-Tempe-Scottsdale, AZ; Portland, OR; Raleigh, NC; San Diego, CA; St. Louis, MO; Tampa, FL.
This is our chance to rally and show the country that we have a vital beer scene here in Jacksonville. The implications of winning this contest run the gamut from increased national awareness of the quality brews we have here in town to increased tourism. Beer vacations are quickly becoming a popular activity. We can ensure that Jacksonville gets on the beer travel map by winning or showing well in this contest.
To vote follow this link
, scroll down and click in the circle next to Jacksonville. Then scroll down and click submit. You may only vote once per IP address, so be sure to pass this link on to your friends on Facebook and Twitter. I will provide a running total of votes we have over the next few days on my Facebook (Springfield Brew Crew and Jax Beer Guy) and Twitter (sprbrewcrew and JaxBeerGuy) feeds.
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